The description in this recent Home Base Holidays home exchange offer is an excellent example of how to provide information on a location in an entertaining and enticing way:
Modern four bedroom detached villa with private pool and children's play area, located in the historic wine village of Fitou, halfway between Narbonne and Perpignan. Lovely views of the inland salt water lagoon and Mediterranean sea. Ten minutes drive to the beach and 90 minutes drive to ski resorts.
Fitou is a famous wine village offering ample opportunity to sample the local wine in its many village caves. There are also four great restaurants within a ten minute walk of the villa (limited opening during winter months); all serve superb food and offer a unique French atmosphere. At the Vidal restaurant you can indulge in an amazing seafood and cold meats buffet whilst being entertained by the Grandfather on his saxophone .... a truly unforgettable experience! There is also a medieval chateau within a 10 minute walk that has a museum, gift shop and bar where tapas is served. The village also offers some additional restaurants, a pizza take-away, a bar/ tabac, a supermarket and a doctors surgery.
There is a football stadium, a hard surface football/basketball court with a small climbing wall, a table tennis table, a children's playground, a skate park, a bouladrome and a tennis court.
The village comes to life in July and August when you can experience regular musical evenings outside the local bar; the annual wine fete at the beginning of August and the twice yearly 'sardinade', a traditional festival where hundreds of sardines are cooked over an open fire and served with French bread and lots of red wine!
See the full home exchange offer in Fitou and more photos.