Most of Argeliers dates from the mid-1800s but the core of the village is much older.
The shopping facilities include a boulangerie, which also has a small café, butcher/charcuterie, a tabac/newsagent, clothes shop and a Spar grocers. The Spar does basic foodstuffs and also sells hot snacks in the early evening. There is also a Post Office with an ATM, and a pharmacy.
A new Intermarche has just opened on the main road D5 by the roundabout. It sells the normal supermarket range and also sells petrol and diesel.
There are also an Aldi, a Lidl and two other Intermarches within a 10 minute drive.
Also in the village is the large Coop winery. Here wine can be purchased by the bottle, wine box or most economically by the litre.
For eating out there are three restaurants in the heart of the village and two on the outskirts.
The nearest to the house about 50 yards is Le Marcelin which specialises in Pizzas including takeaways.
Le 87 also doubles as a bar and has extensive outside seating and a swimming pool. unfortunately this is currently closed and there is no information about its future.
Le Chat qui Peche is a well-known restaurant situated on the banks of the canal. Ideal for al fresco eating.
The village has some attractive squares and a small park.
Narbonne, 20 minutes away has an attractive centre with the Canal de la Robine running through its centre.
It has an interesting indoor market and several large supermarkets are located in retail parks around the town.