La Vigne Rousse
is situated in a typical vintners village of southern France. Among
its 1400 inhabitants are a baker, a greengrocer-cum-butcher, a bar,
a café-restaurant and an octogenarian beekeeper. There is also
a boutique, a dentist, and there are two hairdressers and three general
At the village cooperative as well as in several independent wineries
you can sample the yield of the surrounding vineyards.
If you feel like taking in a film, there is the local cinema, which
offers recent productions.
The village sports grounds include tennis courts, a football field and
of course! - a boulodrome.
There is a fishpond and the river Orbieu for the anglers delight.
The Orbieu winds its way through Ferrals, neatly cutting the village
in two halves. The riverside invites you for a stroll, a picnic, a swim
or a sunbath.
If you leave La Vigne Rousse by the stables, a back alley leads you
straight into the vineyards. On foot or with one of the guest bicycles
you can roam the countryside on its countless paved farmers roads.
You will only encounter nature in all its splendour, and maybe the odd
kindred spirit or a vintner. At the front door begins a signposted 10
miles walk which takes you to the most enchanting views of Ferrals.