International airports South France

airports south france365bThere are 10 international airports in South France with regular services from UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, continental Europe, Canada and USA. Here we detail the cheapest flight routes to South France during 2021 and the frequency of the flights. The list of international airports in South France includes Nice and Toulon airports in Cote d'Azur, Marseille and Avignon airports in Provence, and Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan airports in the Languedoc.

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Ecluses de Fonseranes, Beziers 9 locks on Canal du Midi

9locks2The 9 Locks (Neuf Ecluses) of the Canal du Midi, on the outskirts of Beziers, is a wonderful feat of Engineering. A series of 9 canal locks allows the canal barges to descend by 20m from the high point of the canal, down to the lower stretch, just by the power of water alone. 

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Top 10 places for a Picnic in South of France

Picnic spots south franceIf you find yourself in Southern France on a hot summer's day and you want a lazy day out with the family, then here is our choice of the top 10 best Picnic Spots in the South of France. Other picnic places could have made our list, but these are our personal picnic favourites.

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Visit Nice France in December

nice christmas marketIf you are looking for a good place for a winter break, then visiting Nice, France in December enables you to benefit from the mild Mediterranean weather, the lower air fares and accommodation costs and you also get to enjoy the large Nice Christmas market held throughout December and early January.

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Best Languedoc beaches

x gruissan plage3Looking to top up your tan on a great beach in France this summer? Languedoc-Roussillon alone has more than 40 of them flying the blue flag, the European award for clean bathing water. Here is the Go Languedoc! selection of the best beaches in Languedoc and the South of France.

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Beziers airport in South of France

beziers airport366Beziers airport in South of France, serves the holiday region of Languedoc. Beziers airport, or Beziers Cap d'Agde Airport to give it its full name, began serious operations in 2009 and has helped to open up the local Beziers area to tourism and holiday home owners.

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The Pyrénées-Orientales department, France

pyreneesThe Pyrénées-Orientales department is located in the South of the Languedoc region of France bordering Spain and the Mediterranean Sea. The Pyrénées-Orientales department is a beautiful area of France, with stunning mountain ranges, a golden coastal area and in between, many vineyards. 

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Cheap flights to Carcassonne airport France 2021

carcassonne airport franceCarcassonne airport provides cheap flights to Languedoc and the South of France, mainly through Ryanair (from UK, Ireland & Netherlands), but also with Iberia to Alicante and Atlas to Algeria. The 2021 schedule of flights to Carcassonne airport continues the upward trend of passenger numbers to this busy French airport.

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Where is the Aude department in France

carcassonne2The Aude department in the South of France is named after the river Aude, but it also goes under the title of "Cathar Country" on account of its many Cathar relics. The Aude department is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains and it is surrounded by the departments of Pyrénées-Orientales, Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Tarn, and Hérault, with the Golfe du Lion to the east.

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Holidays in Menton South of France

menton girlThe coastal town of Menton is a beautiful place for a holiday in the South of France. For centuries, Menton has attracted visitors on account of its micro-climate and it still remains one of the sunniest towns in France. Menton has a good range of beaches in the lovely bay and the old town is a great place to walk around. It is easy to see why thousands of visitors choose to holiday in Menton each year.

 

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Languedoc holidays

weather5In recent years the Languedoc has become a popular French holiday destination, with long sunny days, Mediterranean beaches and plenty of tourist facilities. The Languedoc is also home to thousands of miles of walks and bike rides; National Parks and wildlife reserves (such as the Camargue and the Cevennes); thermal springs and spas; grottoes and caves; and plenty of ancient historical sites covering the whole of the Languedoc's long history.

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Flights to Perpignan airport South France 2021

perpignan airportPerpignan airport is the Southern most airport in mainland France. The airport at Perpignan has recently undergone a much need refurbishment and it has expanded its schedule of flights. Cheap flights to Perpignan airport during 2021 can be found from the following destinations:

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Languedoc tourism: place to visit in France

languedoc3The Languedoc is the perfect French holiday destination. Here are our 10 favourite places to visit in Languedoc, including Carcassonne's wonderful castle, the Canal du Midi, beautiful Pezenas, artistic Collioure, ancient Nimes, the maginificent Pont du Gard and metropolitan Montpellier.  What more could you want from a tour of the South of France?

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The Gard department France

pont du gardThe capital of the Gard department, France, is the city of Nimes, which was an important Roman settlement built by soldiers under the Emperor Augustus. In the centre of Nimes, you can still see remnants of the Roman times, including the Maison Carree (one of the best-preserved roman temples outside of Italy) and Les Arenes roman amphitheatre. But perhaps the most important Roman artifact, is the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct, that brought water from Uzes to Nimes.

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Best Languedoc restaurants

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If you are looking for a good place to eat in Languedoc, then follow the Go Languedoc guide to the best bistros and restaurants in Languedoc. The Languedoc has such a diverse range of good food and seasonal ingredients that you would think that the region would be awash with great restaurants. But with all the good Chefs heading off to Paris, Cote d'Azur and London, you often have to search hard to find a good place to eat. Here is our selection of the best Languedoc restaurants we have eaten at recently.

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Visit Nice in July

niceThe weather in Nice in July is exceptional, making it the perfect place to visit for your summer vacation. With average daily temperatures of around 28oC/80F, the days are usually hot and sunny. During July in Nice, you can also experience a whole range of things to do, from visiting the Nice Jazz festival to the Bastille day fireworks and the Fête du Malonat, the local festival in Nice.

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Things to do in Languedoc region, France

weather6The Languedoc region of France is a popular French holiday destination, with long sunny days, Mediterranean beaches and plenty of tourist facilities. The Languedoc is also home to thousands of miles of walks and bike rides; National Parks and wildlife reserves (such as the Camargue and the Cevennes); thermal springs and spas; grottoes and caves; and plenty of ancient historical sites covering the whole of the Languedoc's long history. All in all, you are not going to be short things to do in the Languedoc region of France, if you are visiting on you holidays.

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Where is the Languedoc region in France

languedoc4The Languedoc region in France is situated in the South of France, running northward along the Mediterranean coast from the border with Spain. The official name of the region is Languedoc-Roussillon, although this is often shortened to just the Languedoc. The Languedoc in France is a famous wine and tourism region in the South of France. 

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St Gilles du Gard, France

st gilles du gardSitting on the edge of the Petite Camargue, South of France, the old town of Saint-Gilles is a pleasant place to wander around. St Gilles - or Saint-Gilles-du-Gard as it is officially known - is a lovely old town to explore.

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Best places to visit in Languedoc Roussillon

saint guilhem2There are plenty of interesting places to visit in Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. This popular French holiday destination has long sunny days, Mediterranean beaches and plenty of tourist attractions. The Languedoc region is also home to thousands of miles of walks and bike rides; National Parks and wildlife reserves (such as the Camargue and the Cevennes); thermal springs and spas; grottoes and caves; and plenty of ancient historical sites covering the whole of the Languedoc's long history. Here we summarize some of the best places to visit in Languedoc Roussillon.

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The Herault department, France

languedoc2The Hérault department, France, is named after the Hérault river. It was created in 1790 from part of the former province of Languedoc. The department is very diverse geographically, with beaches in the south, the Cévennes mountains in the north, and vineyards in between. Today, the Herault department is one of the fastest growing in France, with many Northern Europeans attracted by the Mediterranean climate, cheap house prices and relaxed way of life.

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Where is Menton France?

menton franceThe coastal resort of Menton, France, is located on the French Riviera in between Nice, Monaco and the Italian border. Menton is easily accessed by train from Nice and there is a direct bus to Nice Aiport and Monaco.

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10 things to do in South of France with kids

things to do in south france with kids365Here is our guide to the 10 best things to do in Languedoc, South of France, with kids. If you are in Languedoc with your children or grandchildren and you're looking for things to do to occupy their time, then follow our list of kids activities to do in France, as compiled (following extensive research and much debate) by our 3 boys, Cameron 17, Archie 14 and Finlay 12.

 

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The 5½ best wines in Languedoc

fitouIf you're coming to Languedoc and you like good wine, then you are in for a real treat. Some of the best wines in France are grown in Languedoc. Here is our tried and tested selection of the best Languedoc wines.

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