Vias Herault Ten Minutes from Villa Roquette

There is a network of villages in our region, each about 5 kilometers form each other, yet each having a completely independent character. Ten minutes from Villa Roquette is the town of Vias – a thriving market town only a couple of -kilometers from the popular seaside resort of Vias plage.

In medieval times it was a very wealthy town, as were many of the towns and villages in Herault – wool trade, shipbuilding, mining and rich agriculture providedLanguedoc with wealth and even very small communities could build magnificent churchesandhouses.

The local building materials were used for construction and in Vias and Agde the local stone is black basalt – a very hard volcanic rock. Theblack stone gives buildings a characteristic look.

Vias still has many fine buildings, most of the town wall has dissappeared intp the local buildings, but some vestiges remain – every town and village was protected by huge strong walls, until recent times, right into the 18th century, raiders from North Africa, corsairs, would come and take prisoner any person they found in the fields and take them into slavery or as galley slaves for their trading and war ships.

Here is a brief photo essay on a short walk around Vias

Guest Blog on Villa Roquette

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Villa Roquette bb and chambres d'hotes with self catering apartments in the south of France

'Poppy' Double Bedroom in Villa Roquette

Golf in Languedoc

The pleasure of Golf in the South of France is enhanced by the warm and welcoming climate, the scents of wild herbs and the colours of the garrigue and often the blues of the Mediterranean.

Close to Villa Roquette only ten minutes from our door, we have a superb 18 hole course at Golf De Saint Thomas

We list other good courses all under an hour from us in Herault, Languedoc-

Golf De Lamalou-les-bains –  Route de Saint-Pons, 34240 LAMALOU-LES-BAINS – Tel. 04 67 95 08 47
Golf De La Grande Motte –  Avenue du Golf, 34280 LA GRANDE MOTTE – Tel. 04 67 56 05 00
Golf Du Cap D’agde –  4 avenue des Alizes, 34300 CAP D’AGDE – Tel. 04 67 26 54 40
Golf De Saint Thomas –  Route de Pezenas, 34500 BEZIERS – Tel. 04 67 39 03 09
Golf Club Montpellier Massane –  Domaine de Massane, 34670 BAILLARGUES – Tel. 04 67 87 87 89
Golf De Coulondres –  72 rue des Erables, 34980 SAINT GELY DU FESC – Tel. 04 67 84 13 75
Golf Du Verchamp –  34 170 CASTELNAU LE LEZ – Tel. 04 67 64 12 11
Golf De Fontcaude –  Route de Lodve, 34990 JUVIGNAC – Tel. 04 67 45 90 10