A visitors view of the villa:
" August 2017. Well, what a wonderful two weeks we have had here in the welcoming Villa Merlot in this picturesque village of Aumes. We came here to relax and refresh and that is exactly what we have done, it has been a superb holiday feel coupled with all the comforts of home. Lovely morning walks with our pups who were delighted to be on holiday with us, and settled in to the “french way of life” very well. We were joined at varying parts of our holiday by different children and for 4 days had a glorious time with all six of us here. We didn't explore far but enjoyed popping to Pezenas and loved the Royal Glacier in the square, and also the Neptune restaurant in Meze for the best mussels we've ever eaten. The market on Saturday in Pezenas was also not to be missed. Get there early for fab food to bring back for a feast in the evening. Moliere's wine shop opposite Carrefour also great for good wine, tasting, and price. Thank you John for all your tips and welcome, and Ann for the cake and booking the vet's for the dogs return to UK check-up. Merlot you have been “magnifique”.
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The house is in a quiet road on the edge of Aumes, a village overlooking the Herault valley, and has its own private pool and garden.Not far from Pezenas, Montagnac and the sea. Aumes is wondeful little village, in the countryside and surrounded by vineyards and woods and so the villa really is great for days out where walking and cycling is easy and safe. Fully equipped to “Home Standard” with one double en-suite bedroom and two bedrooms with two single beds in each and a family bathroom You have your own private pool. Fully equipped kitchen for comfortable living, large covered outside entertainment/dining area with BBQ. Mediterranean garden. Choice of over 20 restaurants and pavement cafés within 20 minutes, 10 min to Pezenas,15km to the picturesque fishing ports of Meze and Bouzigues, famous for their sea-food, and the Mediterranean sea with its blue flag beaches.
For information about the house and more photographs, follow the link at the bottom of this page for the website. We have have made it as complete as possible to give our visitors a better idea of the house, ourselves and the area. We live in the village and will be happy to contribute ideas to help make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, if you wish us to.
You will be about 25 minutes from the Mediterranean with its many 'Blue Flag' beaches. The nearest beaches are around Meze or Marseillan Plage, although the whole coastline is accessible and the beaches sandy. The beach at Rochlongue is ideal for younger children, having a gradual slope into the sea, and being protected by a breakwater, there are rocky pools in which to play and easy access by car. Staying in Aumes will allow you to take advantage of a wonderfully diverse region of France which embraces the real spirit of France.
We have lived in this area since 1981.
Your nearest town,Pezenas, 10 minutes from Aumes and probably the most well known market town in the area where most of the houses date from the 17th century.
The Saturday market is a must, it takes over the town center. Local produce including an impressive organic farmers market.
The whole of the old town, which has officially been classified as part of the French National Heritage is original, and it is as it was when Moliere and his theatrical company used to live here. Throughout the 17th century, to be near the governors of the Languedoc province, the aristocracy built impressive private mansions with inner courtyards and gardens. Called the Little Versailles, Pezenas has a wide range of arts and crafts, restaurants and visits.
Aumes is great,lying between mountains and sea, beaches are only twenty minutes drive away.
You will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy. Most things are available in the shops, entertainment is what you would expect from an area which mixes old and new cultures. It’s all here, you only need to visit the tourist office and you will to find all you need to enjoy your stay. In the house book you will find all sorts of information and ideas and a visitors book to let you know what others have done on their holiday.
From your holiday villa you will be able to travel to Spain and back in one day, maybe visiting the Salvador Dali museum, or even staying overnight in Barcelona and visiting the amazing Gaudi Cathedral.
There are dozens of visits to make. The Camargue with its black bulls, white horses and flamingos are close, you will be able to go on safari in a 4x4 with a guide. The upper Hérault river has one way canoeing. You can visit Carcasonne, a walled town with huge battlements and turrets, a really romantic setting.
Most villages have their own market day, perfect to buy a baguette, some cheese and relax.