More than just wine

By | June 6th, 2016|Languedoc region|

In addition to its many wines, Herault also produces a famous regional beverage - Noilly Prat. Noilly Prat This unique aperitif has been produced in the town of Marseillan since 1855. The process takes a considerable [...]

New jerseys have arrived

By | May 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Our new Vie et Vélo jerseys have arrived! It was a really fun process to put together our own design. We went through quite a few iterations and are pleased with the final result. Thanks [...]

Bathroom renovation completed!

By | May 1st, 2016|Accommodation|

We have completed an overhaul of the main bathroom in our gite. We are pleased with the final effect which mixes traditional stone tiles with the modern luxury of an italian style walk-in shower. We [...]

Mont Ventoux – the GIANT of Provence

By | April 10th, 2016|Hill climbs, Videos|

Mont Ventoux is open again for the year. Check out this video of the impressive ascent filmed last autumn. The ascent of Mont Ventoux is not for the faint of heart. This bald mountain is [...]

Les Boucles des 4 Clochers

By | March 11th, 2016|Cycling events, Videos|

Les Boucles des 4 Clochers is an annual cycling Grand Prix which starts and finishes in the historic village of Caux, Languedoc. The 80 km challenge consists of 4 loops of a route through the [...]

Cycling in the Wind

By | February 5th, 2016|Cycling tips, Languedoc region|

If you cycle in the Languedoc region, you will quickly learn to expect wind. While helping to keep you cool in the hot summer months, it can be especially strong and troubling in the winter [...]

New kitchen

By | December 21st, 2015|Accommodation|

Our gite has a brand new kitchen. After many hours of planning and many days of building, our new kitchen is complete and we are extremely pleased with the results. Check out the photos below [...]

Languedoc wine appellations

By | November 8th, 2015|Languedoc region|

There are a number of sub-appellations within the Languedoc region, many of which are changing as the unique wine of the area is developed and refined. The AOC Languedoc (formerly Coteaux du Languedoc) is [...]

Day ride destinations

By | September 7th, 2015|Languedoc region|

Here are just a few pics of some of the villages within an easy ride of our front door step. It is hard to go wrong with so many picturesque options in every direction. [...]

To clip or not to clip: getting used to clipless pedals

By | July 13th, 2015|Cycling tips|

Clip-in pedals (more commonly, and perhaps confusingly, known as ‘clipless pedals’) are the combination of special bike shoes with cleats, which attach to the pedals via a sprung mechanism similar to ski binding. Although initially, [...]