I spent six weeks at Villa Roguette in 2010. It was central for everything I wanted to do whilst I was there and my biggest commitment to myself was to be seated somewhere for lunch. I hired a car and visited all the local restaurants and was never disappointed. I ventured further a few times to Carcasonne in one direction, towns in Provence in the other direction and spent one most enjoyable trip with my hosts to the weather station on the Massif Centrale. The architecture and history is amazing. I enjoyed my visit to the prehistoric park too. The Tyrannosaurus rex looked a bit too real and they have dinosaur eggs there too. Not wanting to spend too much time in the car I found the local towns rewarding and diverse, the markets of Bezier and Pezenas were charming, the tree lined avenues between towns were remarkable and I have hundreds of pictures of them. There were many wineries nearby which was familiar because I live near Margaret River in Australia, our WA wine centre. My favourite place for lunch was in the little port of Marseillan on the Mediteranean just twenty minutes away by car. There are a line of incredibly good restaurants there next to where the yachts are berthed. Everyone was helpful and charming. I love to attempt to use the French language and was rewarded with making new friends everywhere. The town of Monblanc was unique. It was like no other town I have ever stayed in. It had its own rythm and was completely safe for walking and sightseeing. The pastries at the bakeries were of course superb and the pub would look after you if you felt like a counter meal or coffee and so there was no need to travel every day. Having the Villa Roquette as a base was lovely and the family and extended family were all wonderful and I enjoyed meeting them and getting to know them whilst I was there. I am very much hoping to get back there before this year is out. Loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B, Guest House - in the center of Herault in the region of Languedoc and the main towns of Agde, Beziers and Pezenas - close to the Mediterranean sea, the mountains of the Herault National Park, lakes and many historic destinations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Roquette France/Montblanc