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Capestang is a delightful village to spend a few months or a year, get immersed in the French way of life and see some beautiful sights.
The whole area is steeped in history with enough ruins to keep you busy for a long time. The coast has beautiful sandy beaches and rugged and barren coastline too. The markets are full of fresh produce and vary from tourist markets to the real local markets catering for the local population.
The weather is certainly better than the north and this area boats the most sunny days per year. However, it does get cold in Winter. February seems to be the coldest month. Snow is unusual but it does happen. The water table is high and flooding is not uncommeon on the road after a heavy rainfall. The landscape is forever changing and in this part of the world is dominated by vines.
One of the beauties of Capestang is the it is a bustling village in the summer. Catering for the tourists and boaters on the canal. There is always something going on nearby. It is a delight sitting in the square on market Sunday, eating breakfast and drinking coffee and guessing who the boaters are, who the tourists are and who the locals are.
Outside of the summer this changes and the village returns to a more local way of life. For a small village it is quite cosmopolitan in its inhabitants with owners from all over the world.
One of the benefits of living in the centre of the village is that you can walk anywhere. To the supermarket with the trolley, to the bread shop, bar, café, newsagents (all two minutes) to the canal to watch the boats go by, again two minutes. The bus stop is also two minutes from the house and it is very cheap to catch the bus. Unless you are going out sightseeing or to a nearby town you don’t need to get the car out at all.