This area is one of the most beautiful regions of France, nestled between the Western Mediterranean and the Pyrenees where the locals consider themselves more Catalan than French and in certain areas like the old quarter of Perpignan (the capital) you hear Catalan being spoken. In more recent years lively resorts have grown up around the coast but life has changed little inland. A visit to Beziers which is the wine producing capital is a must along with a canal trip on the Midi Canal.
Towards the Spanish border lies the beautiful fishing port of Collioure with its cobbled streets and within a two hour drive you have the opportunity to explore Barcelona.
Highlights of LANGUEDOC ROUSILLON
Capital city of Languedoc, on the Tet river, where Catalan culture is dominant in the language and cuisine, a big tourist attraction and good shopping town.
Beautiful ancient, walled city, known for its Medieval festival during July and August, located between the Pyrenees and Black Mountains.
Famous for wine producing, visit the beautiful gothic cathedral of Saint Nazaire overlooking the city and the river Orbe.
Canal du Midi.
Take a trip on the scenic canal which stretches 240km, some of the places on the canal worth visiting are Toulouse, Carcassonne, Beziers and Sete.
Aqualand Waterpark at Cap d’Agde.
Reserve Africaine de Sigen. Safari park.