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About Languedoc Roussillon

Full of history and heritage with fortified towns and Roman amphitheatres, Languedoc Roussillon is sunny region on the Mediterranean coast that has beauitful beaches, striking mountains and spectacular gorges to explore.

Full of history and heritage with fortified towns and Roman amphitheatres, Languedoc Roussillon is sunny region on the Mediterranean coast that has beauitful beaches, striking mountains and spectacular gorges to explore.

Situated on the sunny Mediterranean coast Languedoc Roussillon has a wealth of history and heritage, as well as beautiful beaches.

This region boasts an enormous stretch of sun-soaked Mediterranean coastline with some of the finest beaches in France and modern seaside resorts offering a good choice of sporting activity as well as a lively night scene. Venture inland to wide open spaces, heathland, lakes, mountain top castles, sweeping vineyards and spectacular gorges. And the famous Camargue, where you will fi nd wonderful wildlife, including pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls in the nature parks and reserves.

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There is much historic interest here too - the Pont du Gard aqueduct is a masterpiece of Roman engineering and the impressive medieval fortress of Carcassonne is the largest citadel in Europe.

Cuisine of Languedoc Roussillon

Local specialities

Pélardon des Cévennes - a rich goats' cheese. Anchovies. Wild mushrooms, chestnuts and walnuts from the mountains. Camargue red rice.

What's on the menu?

Cassoulet, a hearty casserole of white haricot beans, goose, duck or sausages. Rouille à la Sétoise, cuttlefish cooked in tomatoes and saffron.

What to drink

Soft Fitou from the coast. Sparkling Blanquette de Limoux. Sweet wine from Banyuls.

Why visit Languedoc Roussillon?

  • Roman ruins and amphitheatres
  • Fortified medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Beautiful Mediterranean coast
  • Traditional local festivals and fairs

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