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Post by groslard » Thu 04 Oct 2018 17:50

I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain.
What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer
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Post by Allan » Thu 04 Oct 2018 19:16

groslard wrote:I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain.
What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer
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That's an interesting concept, you want to buy a summer retreat but doubt that you would be there much in the summer.

I am sure there is some logic in there somewhere

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Post by martyn94 » Fri 05 Oct 2018 00:08

groslard wrote:I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain.
What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer
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I think there are people here who live round there. For myself, I stay there for a few days a year, going to the Casals chamber music festival.

It’s a dozy, shabby, clapped-out former health spa. Just the sort of place I like. And there’s a surprisingly good Indian restaurant.

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Post by Kate » Fri 05 Oct 2018 14:42

I like Vernet. I have some friends who moved there from further down the valley and love it as far as I know.
Here's a bit more about it. martyn has described it rather well, the shabby chic etc....and a great curry house as he says!
https://anglophone-direct.com/vernet-les-bains-2/ :lol:

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Post by groslard » Fri 05 Oct 2018 21:33

martyn94 wrote:
groslard wrote:I have seen an ultra cheap studio of sale in Vernet which rather tempts me as a summer retreat from the heat of Béziers and the plain.
What are the main drawbacks of the town? I doubt I would be there much in the Summer
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I think there are people here who live round there. For myself, I stay there for a few days a year, going to the Casals chamber music festival.

It’s a dozy, shabby, clapped-out former health spa. Just the sort of place I like. And there’s a surprisingly good Indian restaurant.
Opps I meant I wouldn't be there much in the WINTER :)))
I have just sold in Mirepoix and have my main homein Béziers so I know about shabby but less about chic...
Thanks for the comments.

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Post by groslard » Fri 05 Oct 2018 21:36

Kate wrote:I like Vernet. I have some friends who moved there from further down the valley and love it as far as I know.
Here's a bit more about it. martyn has described it rather well, the shabby chic etc....and a great curry house as he says!
https://anglophone-direct.com/vernet-les-bains-2/ :lol:
What a splendid page:)))

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Post by Owens88 » Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:32

It is not too bad in Winter. My wife bought our place partly for the view and partly because the village still has life in February.
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Post by martyn94 » Tue 09 Oct 2018 23:39

Owens88 wrote:It is not too bad in Winter. My wife bought our place partly for the view and partly because the village still has life in February.
It’s mildly amusing that Vernet, along with anywhere else in Southern France, was originally a winter resort: it was nice to have a mild winter down south, but the summers were too bloody hot if you were dressed like a good Edwardian, and your lady wife certainly didn’t want a disfiguring sun-tan.

If you don’t believe me, check out when Rudyard Kipling stayed at Vernet. He was rich enough by then not to need to stay off-season.

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Post by Owens88 » Fri 12 Oct 2018 01:59

We use it in Spring/Summer and if somebody was enterprising enough to do day trips for skiing then the winter would have more attractions.
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Re: Vernet les Bains

Post by Owens88 » Tue 07 May 2019 18:32

Update.
It has got livelier.
The Indian restaurant has improved IMHO.
The Casino is a nice place for a Cocktail etc. without gambling. Nice ''club' atmosphere. Weird opening hours.
I will try the food at next visit.

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