Beziers may not be the prettiest city in the South of France but there is still plenty of charm tucked away down the ancient medieval streets. Beziers is the capital of Languedoc Wine industry, the scene of a famous massacre and home to the biggest and best festival in the South of France.
Best South of France sites to visit in 2020
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is situated on the Camargue coast. Although the place is tiny, it is absolutely heaving in the summer. What makes Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer standout however has been the succession of pilgrims that have visited it for centuries.
Situated in a small valley, insulated from the outside world, lies the Abbey of Fontfroide. This is one of largest Cistercian monasteries in France and a popular Languedoc site. Its architecturally beautiful buildings are the heritage of the monastic past. Founded in the 11th Century by the Count of Narbonne Abbaye de Fontfroide enjoyed a prosperous existence, before falling into a steady decline.