It started as a wish, then a preference, then a plan. We wanted a place to take our daughters for vacations where they can experience a way of life different from the pace of a Washington, DC suburb. Asia, with the distance and
cost, was out of the question for annual sojourns. Europe was closer, more familiar, and always inviting.
Our quest involved checking out Spain, Italy and France. We looked for places that can stimulate immersion in the language,
cuisine, and culture. We bought books, talked to friends who lived abroad or purchased property in Europe, calculated and recalculated our budget and continued to dream. It all came down to a friend’s request to pursue a pied-à-terre
near her home in Provence. But Provencal prices were out of range. So we looked around and fell in love with Languedoc-Roussillon at first sight. The history, the wines and the way of life make the region irresistible.
It is beautifully situated between Provence and the Spanish border. Our pied-à-terre is located in a small rural village in Herault within this region. A community of 1000 residents, we are the only Americans to date. But we feel
welcome... each and every time.