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Bijou de Soleil- Jewel of the Sun (holiday home near Pezenas)

Caux, France
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Bijou de Soleil is a charming 400 yr old holiday home in the Herault in the heart of the Languedoc region. Located between Beziers and Montpellier and only 30 minutes from the coast, in the village of Caux, 7 km from Pezenas. It is nestled amongst the sun-drenched vineyards and the surrounding beautiful countryside – in the South of France. The real Mediterranean region! The Languedoc has on average, more than 300 sunny days per year. The Languedoc is also the largest wine producing region in the world.

Bijou de Soleil is a 3 level village house including a basement. It boasts character with its stone exterior, Provence blue shutters and wood door. It has been recently renovated. It has an updated American kitchen, tile floor and stairwell, open beams, Master King Bed and 2nd bedroom Queen Bed with wood floors, adjoining (Jack & Jill) bathroom with new shower and additional toilette facilities in the basement plus a washer and dryer and french iron bed.

UK TV is a bonus and we also provide unlimited WiFi internet connection as well as unlimited phone calls to

local French landlines, over 200 International landline destinations and mobiles in the US and Canada.

Sleeps 4 comfortably, but will accommodate 6 with a sofa sleeper in living room if needed, and an extra full sized bed in the basement. Comes fully furnished for your holiday! Basement will accommodate your sporting equipment, camping gear, bicycles, kayak, etc. with street access for easy in and out.

Best of all, this is a lock up and go-turn-key property, no maintenance, so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation experience. Perfect for a weekend get a way, vacation or extended long term let.

The quaint medieval village of Caux dates back in history. The spectacular 12th century church dominates the village and the bells can be heard throughout the day. Just like a dream, it trully feels like a step back in time. The house is ideally situated within easy walking distance to the local Boulangerie (the croissants are some of the best in the South of France!), Patisserie, Green Grocer, Butcher, Pharmacie, Pizzaria, Bar & Post Office. There is a weekly Friday street market with all the fresh produce just steps from the front door. And...Be sure to taste the local wines which are some of the best wines in France! Bijou de Soleil offers you a charming place to stay at affordable pricing. Great location for day trips and beaches. The area offers much for the outdoor enthusiast such as biking, hiking, kayaking, antiquing or just exploring the many historical sites and villages. Experience the culture and enjoy the french way of life! Whatever brings you to the South of France, welcome to Bijou de Soleil, relax, unwind, and enjoy your walk in the vineyards.

Property Manager

Michele Boling

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Aug 04, 2017
About Michele Boling

We are American owners living in the bay area; married with 3 sons in college. We love to travel and meet new people. We love to cook and enjoy the french cusine and let's not forget the delicious wine and cheese! The two of us are currently learning to speak French and we are members of Alliance Francaise in the Silicon Valley. The house fits into our future retirement plans allowing us the opportunity for more travel in neighboring countries.

Michele Boling purchased this House in 2011

Why Michele Boling chose Caux

Our house is located between Montpellier and Beziers in the Languedoc region. This area is becoming a popular and more affordable vacation destination with all it has to offer. The location is perfect for fun day trips or to navigate to other popular destinations within France or Europe. The TGV and good roads make it easy to travel and get around. This particular property has charm and old world character, and to us, is truely a gem. We are delighted to share Bijou de Soleil with you.

What makes this House unique

Quaint and historic Caux is an authentic french village where mainly French is spoken. The heart of the village is close by within steps to the (not one, but 2) boulangeries, which have some of the best croissants in the whole south of France! There is a patiserrie, butcher, green grocer and Pizza parlor, bar and cafe and more. There are several wineries and tasting rooms to sample the lovely wines of the region. Outside the village you are close enough to get to the bustling Pezenas, Beziers or Montpellier.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1) King bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in 2nd Bedroom, Double Beds (1) In basement, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed in living room


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
          • 1.5

          Location Type

            • Village
              A rural quaint quint-essential French village surrounded by the lush vineyards of the Languedoc and beautiful historic sites the area has to offer.


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                          Skybox, Unlimited UK TV
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Wireless Internet/Livebox
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Telephone
                          local calls and free long distance to many countries. Check with the property manager.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Seating out side front door


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins
                                        • theme parks
                                        • winery tours
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Iron board & iron, clothes rack, beach chairs, and fans available in the basement.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          4 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          We had an amazing time in this beautiful home. The town is lovely and friendly and we rested well

                                                          Dreyer S.

                                                          Definitely a place to stay to enjoy the Mediterranean with your family abd to rest well

                                                          Lovely overall but...

                                                          Paul C.

                                                          The village of Caux was under construction seige with the center road at times inaccessible, and the village sorely lacks a restaurant and/or a decent cafe. The apartment itself is indeed a jewel, with the only flaws in the gem rating a cramped shower, and the building being situated in a low income housing project that appears to gave been built around it. Apart from this it is a comfortable, well appointed and cozy nest from which to explore the wonderful city of Pezenas and surrounding countryside. We would return for a repeat visit had we not met a delightful woman with whom we became friends and who happily runs a B&B in the village.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Caux is a small village surrounded by the vineyards and countyside.

                                                          Most of the village homes are privately owned and the locals are working class people. This is not in a "low income housing project" area as confimred by my local realtor who also lives in Caux. Infact, the area where the house is situated reflects a typical lifestyle, i.e., families, pets, kids playing, etc. It's not a "rich" area, but reflects the true french flavor of a very standard and normal small French village.

                                                          The village itself dates back to the 12th Century and is very old and quaint, yet, with the mayor's support, improvements are being made and will serve to enhance the village overall, notwithstanding some temporary construction and inconveniences. The new Panama Parking, close to Bijou de Soleil, is one fine example of the forward progress since last year.

                                                          An economical, comfortable house for a couple or a small family

                                                          IanSonoma county, California, USA

                                                          This is a small, comfortable house in a small village. The house is suitable for 3 adults or a small family, don't try to pack in more people than that. The shared bathroom is quite small. The property manager ensures that you have everything you need including a well stocked kitchen (a definite plus after a long journey). The village is well located for touring the Languedoc region, the sea is not far away, interesting cities and smalller attractions are easily accessed from Caux. A nearby town, Pezenas, has most things that you may need. This is an economical vacation house that is comfortable and well located for touring the area.

                                                          Jolie petit pied à terre

                                                          Daniel G.

                                                          Petite maison typique du centre ville de la région.

                                                          Nous avons été bien reçus! (Nécessaire de parler l'Anglais) car nos hôtes ne maîtrisent pas la langue de Molière.

                                                          Un plateau de charcuterie, fromage et tomates cerises nous attendait sur la table de la salle à manger. Accompagné d'une bouteille de vin du pays et d'un petit mot de l'agence qui gère cette location.

                                                          location avec un bon rapport qualité/prix.

                                                          De nombreux sites à visiter aux alentours. Vieilles pierres, balades en montagne, activités de mer... il y en a pour tous les goûts.


                                                          Caux, France

                                                          The area is perfect for day trips, exploring, outdoor activities, Lake Salagou is close by, the regional park is not too far away and for the history buff, the area is rich with history dating back 1,000 years to the Huguenots and Cathars. There are several UNESCO world heritage sites nearby including Carcassonne, Pont du Gard and Coliseum. There are also interesting Roman ruins and caves for the explorers and adventure seekers. The nearby town of Pezenas is more populated, with many fine restauants and cafes and cinema. Pezenas has many antique stores. Pezenas was also once home to the famous French playright, Moliere. Only 1/2 hr from the scenic mediterreanan coast and only 20 min from the beautiful Cap D'Agde resort and about 40 min to Montpellier and Sete.


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Seasonal rates are in USD Euro: 360 low season 420 mid season 475 high season 70.00 nightly rate Rate must be confirmed with owner prior to booking

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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 429260