La Pepiniere is in the lovely village of Homps which is situated on the banks of the Canal du Midi (UNESCO World Heritage site). The villa is a 7-8 minutes walk from the canal which has lots of tourist boats passing by in the summer. Six restaurants and a bar can be found on the canal side. There is a shop within walking distance (0.5km), or a number of larger supermarkets in driving distance, Olonzac (3km), Leznignan (11km), Rieux (14km), Trebes (26km) and Narbonne (28km). There is an excellent market at Olonzac each Tuesday morning and an ever bigger market at Lezignan on Wednesdays.
Historic sites include Minerve, Carcassonne, Beziers, Narbonne, Perpignan and many Cathar castles, including those at Lastours, Queribus and Peyrepertuse. There is swimming and kayaking at the local lake and river Aude. Bikes can be hired in Homps to explore the local area and to ride along the banks of the Canal du Midi. Cruises on the Canal du Midi can be boarded at Homps.
Golf courses are at Carcassonne and Beziers.