Stretching along the Mediterranean Sea between Provence and Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon is a coastal region of southern France. It forms part of Occitanie and is renowned for its wine production and historic cities that include Montpellier, Beziers and Nîmes.
Things to do in Languedoc-Roussillon
Roman monuments, centuries-old churches and stunning natural reserves - Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the most picturesque regions in France.
Explore the Roman monuments of Nîmes. Once an important outpost of the Roman Empire, Nîmes is dotted with beautifully preserved monuments. Highlights include the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the limestone temple of the Maison Carree, as well as Nîmes’ double-tiered amphitheatre that provides a setting for live concerts today.
Sightsee in Montpellier. Just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean Sea, Montpellier is a stylish city that centres around the conical towers of the 14th-century Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. Browse the Old Masters paintings on display at the Fabre Museum and stroll through the fashionable district of Antigone, then grab a drink in one of the lively bars of the Place de la Comédie.
Visit the monumental Beziers Cathedral. Perched atop a steep rock face overlooking the city of Beziers is the Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse, a striking landmark that dates back to the 13th century. Marvel at its ornate exterior and the centuries-old stained-glass windows, then enjoy panoramic views across the surrounding countryside from the cathedral cloisters.
Get active in Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park. Encompassing 80,000 hectares of beaches, vineyards and rocky escarpments, this spectacular protected area is one of the largest on the French coast. Stretch your legs along one of the hiking trails, relax at the seaside resorts or spot some of the migratory bird species that come to refuel in the lagoons.
Getting around Languedoc-Roussillon
Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport and Carcassonne Airport are the main aviation gateways to Languedoc-Roussillon and have flights to destinations across Europe. Trains connect major towns and cities across the region while buses serve smaller towns and villages. Renting a car gives you greater freedom to explore Languedoc-Roussillon.