The latest news from Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France - November 2014

Featured Properties - Property of the Month - Reduced Price Properties - Chestnut Season - Recipe - Local Artist Soulages

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Welcome to our autumn Newsletter

Autumn is in the air as the seasons gently change, although the weather is still mild and pleasant. The leaves are turning into glorious reds and golds and the countryside offers up a feast of mushrooms, ripe fruit and nuts.

It is therefore in this vein that we have included an article on chestnuts, or 'châtaigne', and a delicious recipe for Petit Mont Blanc Meringues using the sweetened chestnut puree, crème de marrons de l'Ardeche.

Pierre Soulages, described by President Hollande recently as 'the world's greatest living artist' was born in Rodez, Languedoc-Roussillon and lives today in Sète. Famous for his large black canvasses using the texture of the paint to reflect light and create shadows, he is the most renowned French contemporary artist in the world. Read more about this world famous local artist and his Museum in our article.

As usual we have featured a varied selection of properties that we want to bring to your attention and do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information on these or indeed any of our properties www.ab-real-estate.com.

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Property of the Month

FarmHouseForSaleLimouxAudeLanguedoc FarmHouseForSaleLimouxAudeLanguedoc

995 000€ This gorgeous stone property that has been beautifully renovated has 7 bedrooms and several outbuildings including barns and stables. Sitting in an elevated position, you are surrounded by lovely mountain views and your own 129 hectares of woodland and meadows. A perfect spot for horse lovers or tourism business potential...



Featured Property

StonePropertyForSaleLimouxAudeLanguedoc StonePropertyForSaleLimouxAudeLanguedoc

399 000€ This large village house, full of character, has excellent potential for B&B and/or a small restaurant business. Located in a charming village with all amenities within walking distance and a view over the river, this stone property with 11 bedrooms is a steal at this price...



Reduced Price Properties

HouseForSalePezenasLanguedocFrance HouseForSalePezenasLanguedocFrance

565 000€ This lovely stone house, built in the 14th Century, is now being offered at a very attractive price. It has bright rooms, off road parking and a swimming pool in its lovely garden. It is located on the outskirts of a pretty village and comprises a main house with 5 bedrooms and 2 independent apartments which are ideal for guests or generating a seasonal rental income...

chateauforsalemontpelliersouthfrance chateauforsalemontpelliersouthfrance

895 000€ Close to the sea and shops, this family sized Château is an absolute steal at this price! All its original features have been preserved during its renovation and views from the windows are over the private grounds. A unique and exceptional property in a sought after location and a short drive to the Mediterranean beaches...

StonePropertyForSaleBeziersLanguedoc StonePropertyForSaleBeziersLanguedoc

650 000€ Now priced to sell, this beautifully renovated domain from 1890 has been brought up to modern standards while preserving all its charm and character. It has a beautiful landscaped garden and a summer kitchen for outdoor entertaining and all amenities are just a short distance away...

ChateauForSaleNarbonneAudeSouthFrance ChateauForSaleNarbonneAudeSouthFrance

790 000€ Absolute bargain for this large Château, beautifully restored with care and attention preserving all its original features. This impressive property, with lovely views over the grounds, is located in a small village and would make a perfect family home or boutique hotel...

MaisonDeMaitreForSaleLanguedocSouth MaisonDeMaitreForSaleLanguedocSouth

395 000€ Within walking distance of all facilities, this very successful B&B is now being offered at a price to sell. With 6 good sized bedrooms and a courtyard with a heated pool, together with its central village yet quiet location, it is ideal for B&B, a holiday or family home...

MasForSaleAudeLanguedocSouthofFrance MasForSaleAudeLanguedocSouthofFrance

895 000€ Incredible price drop for this 18th century stone farmhouse! In a much sought after area and with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside, this lovely character property has plenty of living space and extensive outbuildings - plenty of scope for a large family home or business potential...

Narbonne property for sale south France Narbonne property for sale south France

1 595 000€ A former winery from the 19th Century, this stone property includes a large Maison de Maître, 4 independent houses and an apartment. It is surrounded by vineyards and wheat fields and all the rooms have high ceilings and large windows making them very bright and airy. Together with its indoor swimming pool, stable and field for horses and its large grounds and landscaped gardens, this property has so many possibilities...

villa for sale languedoc south of France villa for sale languedoc south of France

430 000€ Lovely permanent or 'lock-up-and-leave' holiday home situated on the outskirts of a village with all amenities within walking distance. Plenty of space already but with the potential to extend, this property has many possibilities. Beautifully maintained, with its gorgeous garden and inviting pool this very comfortable villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac...



Chestnut Season

Chestnuts

It's that time of year to go down to the woods and collect chestnuts. Although traditionally 'roasted on an open fire' they are easily roasted these days in a conventional oven. We have included a delicious recipe for Petit Mont Blanc Meringues using the sweetened chestnut puree, crème de marrons de l'Ardeche...



Local Artist Soulages

Pierre Soulages


The Musée Soulages in Rodez is dedicated to the local artist, Pierre Soulages that was born here in 1919 and lives today in Sète, but they also regularly showcase other artists and exhibitions, the latest being 'From Picasso to Jasper Johns', held 14 November 2014 to 8 March 2015....




À Bientôt

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