La Roque – Riviere (with private river bank)

Your holiday home is the entire ground floor of a recently renovated century-old winemaker’s house.

Relax on your own private river bank looking up the Orb valley, and over to the medieval hill village of Vieussan. Bathe or swim in the sun in the gently flowing waters, then lie in a hammock or deckchair in the shade. For lunch, your picnic table is in the dappled shade of old trees. What better French holiday could you find!


  • 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6)
  • Private entrance and private garden with mature trees
  • Direct river access/ Private bank (Note that La Roque Riviere does not have a pool)
  • Games Room with Table Tennis/ Table Football (The old Cave with original wine press)
  • Eat in Kitchen with stunning village views/ Living Room
  • Modern bathroom with walk in shower area.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • BBQ
  • Bed-linen and bath towels provided
  • Mosquito blinds on windows
  • Central heating
  • Tennis racquets (for village court, 7 minutes walk)
  • Donkey rides (subject to availability)
  • Painting classes can be arranged on request

Bedrooms / Bathroom

Bedroom 1, the former stable, retains the drinking trough (useful for putting your cases on!), old wooden doors and one original stone wall. It is large and spacious, with a Euro King size bed (160cm), and has good hanging and storage space.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are smaller: Each has two single beds with hanging/storage facilities. These two bedrooms have new windows (with shutters) looking through trees to the beaches on the other side of the river. All bedrooms have radiators for warmth in spring and autumn.

There is a day bed in the Games room / Cave that could be used as an additional bed. However, the room is open and therefore does not offer privacy. A cot is available upon request.

Bathroom – Spacious bathroom with large walk-in shower area. Bath towels are provided.

Kitchen / Living Area

Kitchen – Fully equipped eat in kitchen/ sitting room with 2 large French Café style Doors leading to the garden. The kitchen looks out to the medieval village of Vieussan and across the medieval bridge leading to the house. Modern kitchen area with fridge, hob, NEFF oven with grill, dishwaher, washing machine and all the usual utensils. American style fridge freezer with cold filtered water and ice maker. The kitchen has a Juliette balcony which offers stunning views over the garden and river.


Outside the living room’s beautiful cafe doors is a small railed-off area, with lockable gates, where small children can safely play. From there a flight of stone steps leads you to the walled garden.

The sheltered top terrace has a table for eating out in the shade of cherry and fig trees (help yourself to cherries, grapes and figs in season) and a barbeque.

Down two more terraces is your own private river bank. Bathe or swim in the sun in the gently flowing waters, then lie in a hammock or deck-chair under the shade of the trees on the bank.

Kayak hire

We have 4 single Kayaks for use at La Roque. With the river on your doorstep this is a great way to enjoy the beautiful Vallee de l’Orb river without the hassle of having to book and hire canoes from Roquebrun where it can be busy in the summer.

The single kayaks can be used to kayak all the way to Roquebrun (approx 3 leisurely hours).

If you would like to use these whilst staying at la Roque, we would make the following weekly charge to allow for wear and tear:

  • Kayak €100 per week for 2 kayaks (€200 for 4 kayaks)
  • Deposit: €100

You can hire kayaks in Roquebrun but 3 hours hire would cost approximately €40 or 3 days would cost approximately €140, these prices are subject to change. If you need a proper 2 man kayak however we would suggest you hire them from the canoe centre in Roquebrun.

Contact us at if you would like to reserve the kayaks. We have 2 gites at La Roque so we can only offer them to one set of guests at a time.

The Village & Local Area

A leisurely 5-minute stroll to get your fresh morning croissants, or just 5 mins walk across the medieval bridge to Le Lézard Bleu (the village café/bar/restaurant) with the best beer menu in southern France (not to mention local wines, food and an excellent play-area for Children)….all in a quiet valley in the shadow of impressive mountains and only an hour from Mediterranean beaches!

Walk up the hill to the village of Vieussan with its historic narrow streets, you will find Wine and vegetables and a petanque pitch (we have boules) with a public BBQ area and fantastic views. The bakery and other shops are in the nearby village of Mons La Trivalle (7 minutes drive). There is a lovely market at Lamalou-les-Bains (15 minutes).

Mountains, hills and gorges provide wonderful walking. Or hire a donkey to carry your child and a picnic! Kayaking on the River Orb is available from two locations within 10 minutes’ drive. There is a tennis court (we have rackets). Bike hire, Golf and Horse Riding are available locally. Less strenuously, we are surrounded by the vineyards of the St. Chinian appellation, and many local domains offer dégustation.

Languedoc is France’s largest wine-growing region with many historic towns and villages. Nearby historic Roquebrun (10 mins) has a fine Mediterranean Garden and 2 great restaurants as well as a wine bar, a grocery store, a bar, newsagent, Pizzeria and baker.

We are 40-45 minutes from the historic towns of Béziers and Pézenas. And don’t forget that the Mediterranean is just an hour away.

Local Area/ Activities

Full information with local activities, restaurants etc is provided for you in your Gite.


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