Surrounding Area



St Genies de Fontedit is surrounded by 8 or so very similar villages, so you really do not have to go far to reach addtional amenities:


Autignac (3.7km, 4 min drive) - pharmacy, cafe/restaurant

Magalas (4.1km, 5 min drive) - two restaurants, pharmacy, cash point/Bank

Puimisson (4.2km, 5 min drive) - butchers




For everything you need, including International Airports in all but Valras Plage and Narbonne:


Beziers (12 km, 20 mins drive)

Valras Plage (30 km, 30 mins drive) - nearest seaside town, lovely beach

Narbonne (52 km, 40 mins drive)

Montpellier (90 km 1hr drive)

Carcassonne (110 km, 1hr 10 drive)

Toulouse (205 km, 2hrs drive)


Things to do


Wine Tasting - the village is set amongst some of the region’s best vineyards so wine tasting is a very popular pastime here.


Beaches - just 30 mins away are the beaches at Serignan Plage and Valras Plage, some of the best beaches France has to offer. As well as swimming and sandy beaches, you'll find various sailing excursions as well as windsurfing, kite surfing and jet skiing. Sea fishing is very popular along this part of the South Coast with coarse angling, big game and harpoon fishing on offer.


River Orb -  only 10 mins drive away from the house you reach the River Orb with it's fantastic swimming in the fresh, calm water, and rapids for kayaking further upstream. There is also a dedicated public BBQ area provided, or a nice restaurant down the road if you'd prefer. A few minutes further along the river are more beach/swimming areas with canoeing facilities.


Lake Salagou - is 45 mins drive away and is Languedoc's best-known lake. As well as swimming and sailing, Salagou is also a great place to go for walks, ride mountain bikes, or even ride horses.


Boating on the Canal du Midi - there is nothing more relaxing than floating along the famous Canal du Midi. You can hire a boat just for the day or longer periods if you wish. The Canal runs from Toulouse down to the sea, but the nearest boat base from the house is Beziers just 20 mins drive away.


Site seeing- the hugely historic towns of Pezanas (30 mins drive) and Carcassone (1hr 10 drive) are both a must see and easily close enough for day trips. The cities of Béziers, Narbonne, Montpellier, Perpignan and coastal towns of Gruissan, Cap d’Agde, Sete and la Grande-Motte (to name but a few) are also worth a visit and all within an easy drive. All around the area there are a multitude of historic buildings and gardens to visit.


Cycling - the area is perfect for cycling enthusiasts with rolling hills and quiet country roads. It boasts some of the most picturesque cycling routes either on road, canal tow path, mountain track or the route of the Tour de France. We actually have a specialist company in our village who do cyle hire, holidays and tours  - click here to go to their website (VeloRoo Cycle Hire). To just check out the routes around the area, click here.


Walks - the mountains of the Haut-Languedoc Parc Naturel only 20 mins away have fantastic scenery, rock climbing, hiking, gorges, lakes, woodland and pretty, unspoiled villages.


Golf - there are many excellent golf courses in the region including at Lamalou and St Thomas.


Go Karting and Paint Ball - just 10 mins drive away outside the village of Laurens are new and modern go karting and paint ball facilities.



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