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Experience the magic of rural French life in the beautiful Herault department of Languedoc in South West France.  Castel Grand Rue makes the perfect base for you to live like a local when you visit France or rent it out as a short-term holiday let.

Located in the town of Olonzac, market town and capital of the Minervois, here you can get off the crowded tourist track and enjoy delightful Southern France at its best! Olonzac is also perfectly situated for visits to Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Pont du Gard and the Mediterranean.

The house is a traditional three-storey home right in the centre of town. Just step outside your door to be part of the real France, or enjoy the the peace and solitude that only a small French town can offer. Each Tuesday, you can buy right outside your front door as Olonzac's weekly market is held literally on your door step!

The 3 bedroom house comfortably sleeps six in two double rooms and one twin bedded room. The kitchen, dining and living rooms have a Moroccan theme, and a separate laundry has a washing machine and plenty of storage space for bikes and hiking boots.

The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to relax whilst enjoying a drop of the local wine or sampling the delicious local produce.


dining dining area
Kitchen upstairs sitting room
master bedroom double room
twin room terrace
sun room  


Ground floor

  • Entry hall with plenty of storage
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Living/Dining area

First floor

  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Sitting area with washbasin
  • Separate WC

Second (top) floor

  • Master bedroom
  • Bathroom with WC
  • TV/sun room with access to outdoor terrace/balcony with BBQ and clothesline


Castel Grand Rue is being sold with all furnishings and fittings included.  Price €120,000*.  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT THE CURRENT OWNERS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

*Notaire’s (solicitor’s) fees are to be paid by the buyer.


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Annual expenses for Castel Grand Rue (2017 figures)

The regular annual expenses for the property are:

  • Taxe d’Habitation €731
  • Taxes Foncieres €472
  • Garbage collection €156
  • Water €138
  • Electricity €194
  • Phone/internet €515

Other variable expenses:

If you rent out the house to paying guests you are also required to pay a Tourist Tax to the local Mairie (council) of 0.50 euro cents per adult per night of occupation.  They send a form around October which you complete and send back with the applicable payment. 

You may be required to pay tax to the French government for any income received.  You should consult an accountant who specialises in French tax to confirm this.


Find out more about Olonzac and the surrounding area by clicking here