Self catering cottage holidays give you the freedom to come and go as you please. In Languedoc Roussillon, use your cottage as a base to explore this fascinating region. Steeped in Cathar history, you can visit ancient Cathar strongholds high in the Corbieres Hills. There's great walking, biking, riding and kayaking in the Haute Languedoc Regional Nature Park or perhaps you'd prefer hiking the GR653 Pilgrimage Route. Pezenas is the home of seventeenth century playwright Molieres and Beziers Herault's wine capital. Restaurants offer wonderful local cuisine - seafood, lamb dishes and cassoulet, or shop at local markets and enjoy eating-in, perhaps al fresco.