"Our cookery session took place at the Seigneurie de Peyrat, near Pézenas, where we also sampled some of the estate's wonderful wines - red and white, but also a wonderful rosé, all presented to us by the château's Cécile Espada."
“Just opened in Languedoc: restored 19th century Château de La Redorte is set in the middle of a family-owned vineyard bordering the Canal du Midi. Wine tasting and truffle hunting are de rigueur. Doubles from £94.”
“Having acquired an exceptional elevated site on the shores of a beautiful Mediterranean lagoon, Propriétés & Co has announced the launch of La Baraquettte, which will include a 40-room luxury hotel among luxury apartments, shopping centre, bars and restaurants.”
“Charles Weston Baker, head of international developments at Savills estate agency, describes it as "the best new project in France in 20 years." That's high praise from a man who has marketed many of the world's most luxurious resorts.”
Seaside ports in Languedoc are like St Tropez used to be before Brigitte Bardot arrived” says Miguel Espada of Propriétés & Co with only a hint of exaggeration. Several upmarket hotel chains agree. Banyan Tree and Six Senses are among five star brands said to be eyeing up locations in the Languedoc.
“With a vision to provide a little piece of their enviable French lifestyle to investors and visitors alike, they set out to build and restore boutique developments that would remain authentic and classy, yet not pretentious.”
“Ni village-vacances ni résidence hôtelière, un lieu en dehors des codes touristiques. Affichant numéros de maisons et noms de rues, les Jardins de Saint-Benoît se revendiquent extension naturelle et Piétonnière du village de Saint-Laurent-de-Cabrerisse.”
“The estate is designed to ensure that it is part of - rather than apart from - the village. And with its own vineyard and renovated 12th century gardens and views of the olive groves and mountains, it's a lovely place for a relaxed weekend getaway.”
“They are building a portfolio of beautiful and unusual properties appealing to an international clientele. The company DNA profile can be summed up as authenticity, quality architectural renovation, viticulture and 'art de vivre'.”
“Across the channel, Les Jardins de Saint Benoît is a charming rendezvous for a family get-together. In the unspoilt Corbières region in the south of France, its 171 traditional Mediterranean houses are set within 20 acres of vineyards, olive groves and gardens.”
“Port Rive Gauche is the latest addition to the portfolio of the award-winning Propriétés & Co. It's a stylish renovation of what was once the port's wine store. The building has been fashioned into 11 chic self-catering apartments.”
Owners are encouraged to integrate into the local community. This is being promoted by participation in grape and olive harvests, cookery classes and regional festivities, to preserve the local customs and traditional way of life.
Propriétés & Co is an award-winning French developer that specialises in renovating historic buildings in the South of France. Those that bear their quality hallmark include a 17th-century convent that is now a boutique hotel residence and a 16th century abbey.
Le confort du medern dans le charme des vieilles pierres
Fondée en 2003, Propriétés & Co s'est specialisé dans la réhabilitation de bâtiments anciens que les propriétaires ne peuvent plus entretenir - couvents, propriétés viticoles, châteaux, abbaues, distilleries - et les transforme en lieux de villégiature.
“What really makes this Propriétés & Co property noteworthy is its contemporary detailing (parquet and flagstone floors, underfloor air-conditioning and heating, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, WiFi access) and its location overlooking the Mediterranean.”