Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France

We set off on the 28th of August for the the south of France. Bags packed and taxi loaded we headed of to the airport. After lots of waiting, music and coffee we finally boarded the plane and left rainy England behind. We were in the air for a couple of hours and the views were gorgeous!

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Landed at Toulouse and after a 2 hour drive the we finally arrived in Olonzac, a commune in the Herault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. We arrived later in the evening to a gorgeous house with a stunning courtyard garden. I instantly fell in love with the tiled floors and charming decor. On the first evening we headed out to the local bar and began to settle into our home for the next two weeks.

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One of my favourite things about Olonzac has to be the market, its so vibrant with colour and people. You head out in the morning for a coffee and crepe as the bustling market sellers begin setting up for the day.  Your nostrils are greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread, delicious cheeses, meats and fruit. You can pick up so many mouthwatering goodies ready for lunch and dinner. You are surrounded by happy and friendly people ready chat and there is always a man playing the accordion close by.

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On most days we would pack up a picnic and head to the local lake for a swim and explore. The lake is surrounded by the local vineyards where you can find some of the juiciest grapes!  We would also travel to Roquebrun, a gorgeous village where you can swim and kayak. However one of our favourite and most regular trips out was to the medieval mountain village, Olargues. Where after a short walk you would find a secluded lagoon with an ice cold waterfall. We would spend the days climbing the rock face and throwing ourselves into the cold mountain water. It was definitely our own little paradise.

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Sadly like all good things our holiday came to an end and we said goodbye to Olonzac and the beautiful house. We headed to Carcassonne to spend the day there until we finally hopped back on the plane and headed home.

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