La Livinière is located in the Languedoc Roussillon on the southern slope of the Montage Noire and Parc du Haut Languedoc with its beautiful gorges, caves, lakes, forests, vineyards and quaint villages. With 330 sun-days per year this region has a lovely climate and year round holiday possibilities, varying from walking, climbing, cycling, golfing, canoeing, horse riding paragliding to cultural/ historical outings, festivals and markets. It is Cathar country featuring many old castles. La Livinière with its 600 inhabitants, well known for its excellent wines, is the birthplace of the ‘AOC village du Langedoc’, and features several wine cellars in and near the village. The 12th century Roman church, the flower market in May and the many “capitelles” (shepherds huts) and “lauzes” (stone stacked walls) characterize this colourful countryside. A few minutes away are the picturesque villages of Siran, Olonzac and Homps. Olonzac with its cafes and terraces is lively throughout the year and hosts a great, regional market every Tuesday. It has several restaurants, bakeries, a post office, various shops and a supermarket and a lovely park with ponds, children’s play ground and public tennis courts.Homps is a small harbour town situated at the idyllic Canal du Midi where you can make a boat trip or cycle (rental) alongside the tree lined banks or just sit and relax on the terraces. At a few kilometers away is the beautiful clean freshwater Lac de Jouarres, ideal for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing or water cycling. The very old village of Minerve, just 10 minutes away is one of the 140 classified beautiful villages of France. Within 40 minutes you will find several beautiful, not crowded beaches, e.g. Narbonne Plage and Gruissan Plage. There are many unspoilt saltwater lakes for watersport or exploring by foot or bike. Narbonne, Beziers, Roquebrun and the famous Carcassonne are just within half an hour and have several superb golf courses and lots of sightseeing! The wildlife park near Sigean is a must! The stunning countryside, rich diversity in flora and fauna and the friendliness of its people plus the lack of mass tourism give the Languedoc its unique character!