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..the practical side, now in English
Department of Hérault, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Unofficial site, updated march 2015.

This page was created by Saint Chinian's own GTI real estate office based on the questions
we get every day from our clients: we thought it would be useful to tell you here what you need to know.

     
   
    

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Population: about 1,990 What are we called? The Saint Chinianais
Altitude: 120 metres Longitude: 2° 56' 52" East Latitude 43° 25' 23" North
Area: 23.29 square kilometres
Nearest Cities: Béziers (28 km); Narbonne (35 km); Montpellier (98 km)
Nearest seaside resort:
Valras-Plage (40 km), St Pierre la Mer (51 Km)

Saint Chinian is the area's main administrative centre. Served among others by the D612 (former N112)
national highway.
Postal Code: 34360. High speed internet: Yes
Mayor: Mr. Bruno Enjalbert

St-Chinian offers all types of businesses, from the basic to the more specialised ones, such as:
Small and medium grocery stores; butchers, bakeries; newsstand; banks; insurance brokers; bailiff;
notary; real estate agencies including www.agence-gti.fr; dressmaking supplies; driving school;
architects; clothing stores; antique dealer; veterinarian;various car dealers and two gas stations;
hunting and fishing supplies; translation service; construction companies and building supplies;
sale and installation of commercial equipment, plumbers, electricians, exterior carpentry and woodworking;
hairdressersand beauty salons; fitness centres; saddler and upholsterer; home decor and gifts;
electric appliances; jeweller, funeral home, florists and garden centres; fishmonger; organic food;
bicycles sales and rental; farm and vineyard equipment; winemakers'cooperative; hardware store;
retail wine outlets; numerous independent vineyard outlets...

Open market on the Gaubert central square and the promenade of 100 year old plane trees - year-round
Thursday and Sunday mornings…something to be seen. Two annual festivals, numerous flea markets.

Lodging and dining: one hotel with restaurant, numerous bed and breakfasts and self-catering houses and apartments,
municipal camping, several bars, restaurants and pizzerias.

Health services: doctors, dentists, chemists/drugstores, nurses, optician, foot care and podiatrist; ambulances, physiotherapy/massage...retirement home, home care services for the elderly.

Others services :
police, customs office, post office, tourist reception centre, library and media centre
with a special servive for access to internet, fire hall, foresters, property maintenance services,
municipal technical service, equipment with the departemental centre...

Numerous cultural and recreational activities (gym, theatre…) at the Foyer Rural or offered by numerous
independent groups (such as dance).


Transportation:
one can live perfectly well without a car in St-Chinian, as it offers scheduled bus service ,
taxi, school transportation

Béziers train station with TGV (28 km), Narbonne station (35 km), Béziers/Cap d'Agde airport (46 km),
autoroute exit Béziers West.

Schools: Schools: with food services, Noria nursery school with morning and afternoon day care,
Jean Moulin primary school with morning and afternoon day care, Jean Jaurés high school. .
School transportation service for neighbouring villages.

Sport facilities:: new sport facility including indoor football/soccer; recently-built heated outdoor swimming pool;
tennis courts, football stadium, rugby stadium (our large team, shared with nearby Cessenon, has often been the champion of France!!!!)

Note: this web page is not trying to be complete and perfect (businesses open and close,
things we might overlook): we are simply trying to give an overview of the possibilities and the potential
of St Chinian for those who may wish to stop over.
In order to inform new arrivals to our beautiful countryside and to give them useful information,
the page was created by Saint Chinian's own GTI real estate office based on the questions we get
every day from our clients: we thought it would be useful to tell you here what you need to know.

We limited ourselves to practical information,leaving the cultural and historical sides to
other specialized web site easily found on the internet.

Concerning the translation, thank you so much to Suzan and John for their great help.

Webmaster Agence G.T.I.
   Our email adress: contact@infosaintchinian.com

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