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Daily ArchiveSeptember 15, 2017

Gignac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France – September 2017

Gignac is a small town in the South of France situated in the Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region). It is located about 27 km from Montpelier, the capital city of this region and .  about 586 km from Paris. We come to Gignac almost every year, as one of my sister-in-law lives here. The place is so beautiful, tranquil and full of amazing things to do. If we visit this place during the hot season, we usually hang out on the river l’Herault, swimming or canoeing with friends and family. Most of the times we will be staying at Terri’s place at Mas de Villetelle – a Self-catering B&B barn runs by Terri and Bernard (my sister in law and her husband). For more details on Mas de Viletelle, check out this ink: https://www.sawdays.co.uk/france/languedoc-roussillon/herault/mas-de-villetelle.  There are so many things to do around here, but on the other hand, you would probably love to relax on the hammock and catch up with some readings, or just listen to some gentle music. Hanging around Mas de Villetelle is truly special. September is definitely the best time of the year to visit this region, where most of the tourists have gone home and the fig season has just started. Fig picking in the wild is one of my favourite things to do here. Finding wild fig trees and collect as much as you want, eat as much as you want too (psssttt…. do go easy on the fig though, it can get you into trouble if you eat too much). Hanging around Mas del Villetelle is great. Terri and Bernard often organise things around the land and we always have the opportunity to make and to cook our own pizza and cook them inside an earth oven, how cool is that. Check out the photo gallery for our pizza making photos.

When in Languedoc-Roussillon, here are a few places we recommend for you to visit nearby:

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

A beautiful village on top of the hill. There has been blogs and stories written about this place. Here is a good one, http://www.francethisway.com/places/stguilhem.php , clear information about the place, history, how to get there, etc.

Cirque de Moureze

Great info about this rocky place here, http://www.francethisway.com/places/cirquedemoureze.php

Villeneuvette

Great information about Villeneuvette can be found here http://www.francethisway.com/places/villeneuvette.php

To be honest, there are so many amazing places off the beaten track, just explore as you go along. Stop in places that you like and just explore it. Everywhere is truly beautiful. The food is great, the beaches are fantastic, people are good looking, so what more do you want? :-). Happy holiday.