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Things to Do in the Languedoc Region

Languedoc is an extremely popular tourist destination in the South of France, and is the perfect spot to take a summer holiday. It is famous for its beautiful rolling countryside and fantastic wine, with some of the most popular spots being the Cap d’Agde and Palavas-les-Flots. It is also extremely popular with history buffs, as the region contains the historic cities of Toulouse and Montpellier. So book your family into a luxury Languedoc villa and find out what you could be getting up to this summer in one of the most beautiful French regions.
Montpellier
Montpellier is the principal city of the Languedoc region, and is well-known for its fantastic architecture and fascinating history. If you’re thinking about staying in or visiting this stunning city, be sure to check out some of the sights such as La Place Royale de Peyrou, the botanical garden and La Cath├ędrale Saint-Pierre, There are also some interesting museums for those of you who like to learn a little something on holiday, and there is a nearby zoo which is perfect if you’re visiting with kids.
Sports
The Languedoc region is growing in popularity as a sporting region. The sea conditions off the coast are perfect for windsurfing, or if you prefer to windsurf in a lake, head to Gruissan to practice your windsurfing in slightly less choppy waters. The region is also brilliant if you’re a happy hiker, as the countryside is exquisitely beautiful, and is best appreciated on foot. The region is bordered by rivers, so is good if you want to try your hand at canoeing or kayaking.
Wine
Probably the thing the Languedoc region is best known for is its incredible wine. While this is probably one for the grown ups, the glorious surroundings make it a good place to take a tour of the vineyards, and children can join in with a sophisticated glass of grape juice. The vineyards of the Languedoc are some of the most famous in the world, and are known for producing some of the finest varieties of wine, so be sure to pick some up before you return home.
Pyrenees
On the border with Spain stands the majestic Pyrenees mountain range. This is a good spot for hiking or for budding photographers, with the dramatic landscape stretching out for miles. It is well worth a visit to the Pyrenees as part of your Languedoc visit, and is a great way to see a completely different side of the region.
Roland McLaughlin has never failed to keep himself entertained when holidaying across Languedoc and regularly blogs about his many adventures in the south of France
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15 comments:

  1. This place is new to me. Thanks for the very informative post. It seemed that I had a wonderful journey through your blog. :)

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  2. I've seen this place on tv several times.. Hopefully someday I can go visit it.. thanks for sharing this infos on the place :D

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  3. If only I could visit France, that would be so lovely!

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  4. Picture-perfect place, I hope I can have my chance of seeing this for myself.

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  5. I love to visit places like that - relaxing and historic. And of course the vineyard, I want to see one and learn the process of making wine.

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  6. so lovely, the world is just so beautiful wherever we are, and this is one of the lovely spots to visit, especially for those close by.

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  7. Wow! What a view that is and love the nature :-) I bet it is peaceful to stay and relax during your vacation :-)

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  8. France is on my bucket list. I know I will get there one day and I would tour Toulouse!

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  9. Oh how I love to see France someday! :)

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  10. France is known for its rich culture. It is not a question on why a lot of tourist flock this place, particularly Paris, each year.

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  11. II love France in general for its rustic places that are well-preserved. Sure a good place to spent a summer holiday.

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  12. Breathtaking vista of beautiful France! I really want to go back there but next time, I will explore the country side and enjoy the scenic beauty of the rolling hills, vineyards, meadows and small cottages. Really a pretty place to stay for a nice rest and relaxation.

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  13. Someday I wish I could visit France and this place particularly. :)

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  14. Languedoc is definitely worth a visit! The vineyard photo is inviting! It would be wonderful to have some foie gras with homegrown wine...

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  15. I always wanted to visit a vineyard such beautiful as that.

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