Our House in France
Our House in France
Rent our lovely house in the wine-growing town of Valros, France

 

— for rent —

Memories you’ll cherish

Sunset on our little street in Valros, France.
(That’s the view you’ll see when you step out on the balcony upstairs, looking toward Pézenas in the evening.)

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Make our house in France your house in France

The house is a classic French village maison. It originally housed a prosperous winemaker who wanted private quarters, separate from his brother and business partner. It’s not grand. But it’s a bit presumptuous in places. The ceilings on the ground floor are far beyond reach; there are a couple of chandeliers. The semi-restored Victorian tile floors were ostentatious in their day. The winding central staircase is a workout.

The house where you’ll stay and eat and laugh

The house sleeps two couples comfortably, each with a private bathroom. There is a fold-out bed in the top-floor study, for a tag-along guest. All the beds are new and firm. Many of the other furnishings are antiques bought locally.

There is a fully-equipped kitchen, so you can prepare meals rather than eating out.

The salon (what Americans call the living room) has a large selection of music CDs, movie DVDs and a television for viewing them.

Wine, weather …

The wine-growing town of Valros is old and proud. Its tiny medieval core (and bell-crazy church) is a few minutes walk away, down the hill from our house. The bells you’ll hear in the evening are from the newly renovated town hall/post office, right around the corner.

The climate is typically Mediterranean. In the summer, it is hot and dry; you'll spot cacti growing in yards. There are no frosts in the winter; on occasion a cold wind called the “tramontane” sweeps down from the surrounding mountains.

… and relaxation

It’s a climate that agrees with relaxation. We created an open-air terrace on the top floor for sunning, reading, eating and just taking it easy, with a view of the roofs.

Your house sits on a short, one-way street named for a martyred hero of the French Resistance in the Second World War: Jean Moulin, a lawyer and official, born in nearby Béziers.

This is a very informal region. You will not need to dress up for dinner.

In the photos above: on the left is Nézignan l’Eveque, 4 minutes away. You’re looking down the empty town street, from one of the France’s most celebrated pizza ovens.
On the right: in Valros, you are deep inside wine country. Hundreds of next-generation and boutique wines await your curiosity.

Rental

The house rents for US$945 per week. Learn more and check the calendar.

Miles of Mediterranean beach are 20 minutes from our house.
(And, yes, that's the actual beach!)

 
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