The hottest, driest region of France with it’s long coast line and beautiful countryside is extremely attractive to holiday makers. Here the green hills of the Corbières and Minervois are bisected by the world famous Canal du Midi. Minutes away is the ancient Roman settlement of Narbonne. Known as the crossroads of the south with its excellent access to the motorways leading to the South to the Catalan city of Perpignan and on to Spain’s economic capital of Barcelona, The A9 motorway can also take you northwards to the lively city of Montpellier and the immaculately preserved roman arena at Nimes. The region’s jewel in the crown, the medieval citadel of Carcassonne is just over half an hour away.