In June, I went to Languedoc, Occitanie to get acquainted with the region for real. Therefore, I made contact with real estate agents and brokers and went a plenty of house viewings. I have got an idea of villages or where on the countryside might be of most interest.
Contacting Real Estate Agents
Through a couple of different approaches, I contacted the brokers. There is not a single engine/site where all objects are listed. You will have the most available object presented to you by visiting many various agents websites. A couple of them also offer the information in English.
What to demand and search for
Be clear about what must be in your property, in addition to things that are desirable. It makes it easier for the broker you use. They can more easily search for items for you, as they access more databases than you as a consumer can easily access.
Here I listed my requirements and wishes:
outdoor space (terrace/courtyard/garden)
min. 2 bedrooms
max 45 min to beach
Nice to Have
if village house: corner building
en suite bathroom
wooden shutters on windows