x collioure boatsWith a civilisation stretching back thousands of years, the Languedoc region in France is home to some fantastic historical sites and places to visit. The Canal du Midi, Pont du Gard, Nimes Amphitheatre, historic Arles, Carcassonne's famous citadel and Aigues-Mortes are all UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

languedoc sites365The Languedoc-Roussillon region is one of Euope's most fascinating areas. Here is our recommendation of the 10 best things to do in Languedoc-Roussillon during your stay. Our list of best places to visit in Languedoc Roussillon is in no particular and is purely based on what we have enjoyed during our 11 years of living in Languedoc-Roussillon.

x Cap dAgdeThe Cap d'Agde resort in the South of France is the biggest holiday resort in France. Famed for its 14km of sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and steady supply of Mediterranean sunshine, the resort itself hides an interesting history.Cap d'Agde is located about 20 minutes drive south-east of Beziers in the Languedoc region of Southern France.

x nimes amphi2In recent years the Languedoc region in France has become a popular French holiday destination, with long sunny days, Mediterranean beaches and plenty of tourist facilities. The Languedoc region, France, 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 cover some of the best places to visit during your holidays in Languedoc

x collioureBeautiful Collioure is one of my favourite destinations in the South of France. With the Pyrenees mountains tumbling into the sea, the impressive harbour, the castle, wonderful old church, beach-side restaurants, narrow old streets, bijou boutiques, art trails and three beaches; what more could you ask for in one town? Read on form more Collioure tourist information.

x sommiersSommieres, France, is a pretty little town with a wide river flowing through it. Sommieres is situated in between Nimes and Montpellier and it is easy to spend a day here wandering around the old narrow grid streets of this ancient town. If you are visiting Sommieres here you will find some of our Sommieres tourist information tips. Read on for more Sommieres tourist information.

perpihnan365The Perpignan region in South France has a real Catalan feel to it. Partly, this is due to its proximity to Spain (25 kms away) and partly due to its history as part of the old King of Mallorca's province. I really like the old town of Perpignan. It is a real pleasure to walk around. Our Perpignan tourism guide helps shed some light on the best things to do in Perpignan.

x avignon palaisAvignon arrived on the World's stage when in 1303 the Vatican decided to move away from the anarchic violence of Rome to the peaceful pastures of Provence. Although they only stayed for 70 years their legacy can still be seen on the beautiful streets of Avignon. Today Avignon is a charming city, with lots of bustling streets and squares. Read on for more useful Avignon, France, tourism information.

x carcassonneCarcassonne's wonderful castle is certainly what you come to Carcassonne to see, but there are many other things to see in Carcassonne, France. Carcassonne's castle is one of the top tourist attractions in France. It is only when you arrive that you can get a true feel for the enormous scale of Carcassonne castle. Carcassonne is a magical place. There can not be a more impressive castle in Europe.

x Beziers FranceBeziers 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.

religous warsCatharism was a Christian religious sect that appeared in the Languedoc in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Cathars have been linked to the pursuit of the Holy Grail as well as the forebearers of modern Protestantism. During a period of religious Crusdae and Inquisition an estimated 500,000 Languedoc men women and children were massacred. Today, there are some important remnants of Cathar culture - but these may not be all they seem!

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When you approach Narbonne, France, from a distance it appears like a normal modern city with its high rise buildings in its centre. But as you get nearer what surprises you is that these buildings that dominate the skyline are in fact some of Narbonne's oldest buildings. Here we feature some history about Narbonne and some Narbonne tourism information.

canal du midi2The Canal du Midi is the quintessential image of the South of France. The Canal du Midi perfectly symbolises the rich history of the Languedoc and the slow pace of life in the South of France. A lazy day spent cruising along the Canal du Midi or walking along its tow path is must on any tourist itinery to the South of France. Read on for more Canal du Midi tourism information.

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