About this listing
Bijou de Soleil is a charming 400 yr old holiday home in the Herault in the heart of the Languedoc region. Located between Beziers and Montpellier and only 30 minutes from the coast, in the village of Caux, 7 km from Pezenas. It is nestled amongst the sun-drenched vineyards and the surrounding beautiful countryside – in the South of France. The real Mediterranean region! The Languedoc has on average, more than 300 sunny days per year. The Languedoc is also the largest wine producing region in the word.
Bijou de Soleil is a 3 level village house including a basement. It boasts character with its stone exterior, Provence blue shutters and wood door. It has been recently renovated. It has an updated American kitchen, tile floor and stairwell, open beams, Master King Bed and 2nd bedroom Queen Bed with wood floors, adjoining (Jack & Jill) bathroom with new shower and additional toilette facilities in the basement plus a washer and (website hidden) TV is a bonus. Sleeps 4 comfortably, but will accommodate 6 with a sofa sleeper in living room if needed, and an extra full sized bed in the basement. Comes fully furnished for your holiday!
Best of all, this is a lock up and go-turn-key property, no maintenance, so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation experience. Perfect for a weekend get a way, vacation or extended long term let. With street access to the basement, it's also ideal for those great outdoor-lovers needing to store their vacation equipment for biking, fishing, hunting or kayaking.
The quaint medieval village of Caux dates back in history. The spectacular 12th century church dominates the village and the bells can be heard throughout the day. Just like a dream, it truely feels like a step back in time. The house is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the local Boulangerie (the croissants are some of the best in the South of France!), Patisserie, Green Grocer, Butcher, Pharmacie, Pizzaria, Bar & Post Office. There is a weekly Friday street market with all the fresh produce just steps from the front door. And...Be sure to taste the local wines which are some of the best wines in France! Bijou de Soleil offers you a charming place to stay at affordable pricing. Great location for day trips and beaches. The area offers much for the outdoor enthusiest such as biking, hiking, kayaking, antiquing or just exploring the many historical sites and villages. Experience the culture and enjoy the french way of life! Whatever brings you to the South of France, welcome to Bijou de Soleil, relax, unwind, and enjoy your walk in the vineyards.
No Smoking and No Pets
No Cleaning fee charged, however, in exchange for the 100E security deposit, we expect our guests to leave the house in clean condition.
A delightful, old house in a quiet village. Caux itself was a bit too quiet, we only managed to find a pizza takeaway open on the weekend, but Pezenas which is only 7 km away had everything including a great market on Saturdays. A good base for day trips out.
Parking at the house is not available but the Panama public park not far away.
In a little corner of France is a little village, in the corner of this village is a little street, and in the corner of this street is a little door. Behind this door is a delightful little home, with all the comforts that a family needs. We stayed at the Bijou de Soleil for 3 nights, and I can heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to discover the Languedoc region of France and get away from the more touristic areas. The house was very clean, very well furnished, and although quite small, was comfortable for a family of 4. There was a welcome bottle of wine that was very much appreciated, and we can recommend the takeaway pizza place in the center of the village.
Fabulous little house with lovely furnishings and lots of thoughtful inclusions like the wine, bread and milk as we arrived in the evening and nothing in Caux was open late.
Our stay in Caux was a great base to explore the loacl region. It delivered what we wanted; small town with local feel, semi rural so close to wineries and lots of creature comforts in accommodation.
We picked up our keys from Rob in Pezenas (10 min from Caux) and shared a glass of (email hidden). He gave us some help with local bookings and ensured our accommodation was ready.
A real find is the Barrages Des Olivettes - the local lake 10 min from Caux if you don't feel like driving down to the beach. It was a little tricky to find as it's tucked away at the end of a culdsac. WiFi and British cable TV was very good. Only negative was it got a bit hot upstairs (30c+ outside) and the floorboards squeaked badly in the main bedroom. The fans provided some nice relief. Great kitchen facilities. Would stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay in Caux. Michele's apartment was clean and cozy, and a great home base for exploring the area. There were basic supplies on hand like coffee, tea, olive oil, etc., which made it easy to stock up on everything else we needed at the store.
We met Michele's property manager, Rob, in nearby Pezenas. He led us to the apartment the first time which was helpful because it is tucked away in a little corner of Caux. After that we found our way around easily and enjoyed the countryside.
Thanks for a pleasant stay!
Nous y avons séjourné deux fois une nuit avec 3 adultes et un bébé en mars comme étape sur la route de l'Espagne.
Maison très jolie qui donne envie de rester un peu plus ! Décorée avec goût par une américaine pour des américains. Pleins de petites attentions dans le frigo afin de diner et de petit déjeuner. Accueil très sympathique par Kirsi (Michelle étant en Californie pendant notre séjour).
2 petites remarques à savoir : pas mal de marches dans la maison et une faible luminosité à cause d'un petit nombre de fenêtres (pas gênant du tout le soir, mais + durant la journée).
We had a wonderful time in Caux. The house was perfect for the three of us. The village is small - it was great to explore and something totally different from what we have ever seen. Kirsi met us and was very helpful and it was nice not to have to use our terrible French for a change! The house is set up beautifully with nice touches and everything one might need. We spent time in the market at Pezenas and visited other local villages in the area which were close by. Recommended!
About the Host, Michele
I am a fun, outgoing, person that loves people and loves to travel. I enjoy the arts and currently learning to improve my French. I have worked in the insurance industry for almost 30 years and looking forward to enjoying our home in France as part of our retirement plan.