Superb local surroundings

Languedoc is an ever popular region of France sitting sunnily in the South West corner of the country where the border with Spain meets the Mediterranean.

The Canal du Midi runs right through the area and at its nearest point is just a few km away from the villa making lovely days out by the waters edge very easy and even hiring a craft from Capestang or any of the many canal centres dotted along its route is fun to do.

In the village of Agel itself all is peace and tranquility. The nearest small shops are 2km away in the neighbouring village of Aigues Vives or 4km in the delightful Bize Minervois so a car is essential but it would work as a holiday with just bikes to get around with if you wanted to fly hire and taxi!

The drive from UK is a full day but its a very pleasant one with the Millau Bridge (Sir Norman Foster) one of the many highlights en route.

Paris is easily avoided and although I like to break the trip overnight in Orleans it is very doable in one day if you plan your tunnel or ferries accordingly!

Two bedrooms sleeping up to six and all ready for you to make your reservation on our site!

Canal du midi

The Canal du Midi is a 240 km long canal in Southern France. Originally named the Canal royal en Languedoc and renamed by French revolutionaries to Canal du Midi in 1789, the canal is considered one of the greatest construction works of the 17th century.

Bize Minervois

Situated between Narbonne and the black mountains on the river Cesse near Minerve, Bize is a small village with all that you need for a good family day out in summer.


Narbonne is a town in southern France on the Canal de la Robine. It lies 849 km from Paris in the Aude department, of which it is a sub-prefecture. It is located about 15 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and was historically a prosperous port.

A trip to Gruissan for Moules et Frites!