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Friday, 7 November 2014

Village Life in the South of France

Following on from the controversial comments about France made by John Lewis’s boss Andy Street “ Nothing works, and worse, nobody cares about it”, Anthony Peregrine hits back in the Daily Telegraph!

Le Rosbif Writes: The boss of John Lewis reckons France is "downbeat and hopeless". At least it's not packed with Poundlands, kebab shops and staggering drunks, says Anthony Peregrine.
We particularly love his comments about Villages;
“It’s been said before, but can stand repetition: French villages retain vigour. They remain complete unto themselves as many rural English settlements no longer do. They will have a grocer’s, a butcher’s, a baker’s and, all being well, a bar-tabac with lottery tickets, old fellows playing cards and pictures of the village football team when they all had moustaches, c. 1978. They will have a boules pitch, associations, a weekly market, a carnival and an annual church trip to Lourdes.....”
Rent a villa in South of France
Village Carnival


This is why South France Villas have a great selection of Holiday Villas to rent in authentic wine producing villages. Experience the real South of France and immerse yourself into the “French Arte de Vivre” even if it is only for a week or two!

Villa in Village South of FranceEach village has a summer fete which can range from an evening with a roasted Beouf  to 3 days of celebrations.


Amazing 20 piece Orchestras or Bands tour the villages and play such a wide range of music that every generation can join in. It is fantastic to watch Grandparents teaching their Grandchildren the Paso-Doble and everybody hits the dancefloor for the “Madison” the French version of the slosh!
Holiday Dancing, south of france

If you fancy visiting the South of France please do not hesitate to contact one of  our team. We have some wonderful villas that we have to rent in villages around the Herault area of Languedoc, South of France.

4 bedroom holiday Villa in Magalas

Holiday villa, South of FranceLovely holiday villa in the pretty village of Magalas with splendid views, a private pool, summer kitchen, a large garden and is walking distance to shops, bar and restaurants. Air-conditioned throughout and freeWi-Fi. Sleeps up to 10, so perfect for a family holiday.


A traditional Maison Vigneronne near Pezenas for holiday rentals. Sleeping 4 people in 2 bedrooms, a private heated pool, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and within walking distance of the village. Until recently this housee was used by generations of winemakers to store wine in the large cuves which are still standing in the garage.