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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 find wonderful wildlife, including pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls in the nature parks and reserves.

Top places to visit

Carcassonne in Languedoc Roussillon is a magnificent fortified medieval city split into two parts.

Nîmes in Languedoc Rousillon is the home of some of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world and is especially famous for its amphitheatre.

Montpellier in Languedoc Roussillon is a thriving and modern city near France's sunny south coast that was voted one of the New York Times' 'Places to go in 2012'.

The Pont du Gard is one France's most popular ancient attractions in Europe and is visited by 1 million people every year.

The best conserved Roman amphitheatre in the world, the Arènes de Nîmes is still a great venue for shows and events today. Able to hold 23,000 people, it is 133m long and 101m wide with numerous staircases and five circular...

Built in 2007 and recently extended in 2011, the Mare Nostrum Aquarium is a modern aquarium designed to immerse visitors in a spell-binding aquatic universe.

Even the building housing the Musée Fabre, is a remarkable blend of old and new architectural styles. An arts museum showcasing the evolution of European art from the Renaissance period to modern times, the Musée Fabre counts...