Holiday home in the Languedoc-Roussillon
The Languedoc-Roussillon, located in the south of France, is a very popular region for holidays. You will benefit from nice warm weather due to the Mediterranean climate and that's why people often choose a beach holiday. Of course, there is much more to see and experience in this region. The Languedoc-Roussillon also has a lot of nature, bustling cities, vineyards and culture to discover.
Advice for a holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon
Before you book your luxury holiday home in the Languedoc-Roussillon, you will of course want to do some research. What is there to do in Languedoc-Roussillon? We have summarized the highlights of this French region for you.
Famous coastal towns
The Languedoc-Roussillon is, of course, for the most part located on the Mediterranean Sea. That means a lot of beaches and, busy seaside resorts on the coast in the sunny south of France. So, for the real sun-worshippers this region has a lot to offer. Think of the beautiful beaches in the seaside resorts of La Grande-Motte, Le Cap d'Agde, Palavas-les-Flots and Valras-Plage. Argelès-sur-Mer is also a favourite beach destination.
Collioure is a picturesque port town where many artists also come. Sète is a typical French fishing village, and Port Vendres, which is officially French, looks more like a Spanish fishing village.
Special buildings in the Languedoc-Roussillon
Back in time... In the seventeenth century, the Canal du Midi was dug to provide a better connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. For years, work was carried out to construct locks, tunnels and aqueducts. This remarkable canal, no less than 250 kilometers long, runs from Toulouse to Sète. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is therefore well worth a visit. Combine this with the town of Béziers and its aqueduct.
Going even further back in history, we arrive at the Roman era. In the first century the Romans built the Pont du Gard. An imposing bridge surrounded by beautiful nature and the river Gardon that flows underneath. You can also rent a canoe or kayak and sail under the bridge. The bridge is located between the cities of Nîmes and Avignon.
The highest bridge in the world is the Viaduc de Millau. This immense bridge runs over the river Tarn. On some parts the bridge reaches a height of 342 meters and a width of 2460 meters. There are several viewpoints where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the surroundings and the valley.
Holiday home in the Languedoc-Roussillon
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City trip in the South of France
Stay in a luxury holiday villa in the Languedoc-Roussillon during your city break in the South of France. For example, you can visit Montpellier. This city has beautiful buildings, museums and cosy squares. The city is at a short distance from the Mediterranean Sea so combine a visit to Montpellier with a day at the beach.
Another beautiful city is Nîmes, where you will find many Roman remains. The Roman amphitheater is characteristic for the city. Contemporary concerts and bullfights are still regularly held there. There are still many beautiful buildings of Roman times to be found in the city. For example, you can admire the Temple de Diane, the Tour Magne and the Maison Carrée.
There are of course other cities in the Languedoc-Roussillon that should not be missed during your stay. From your chalet or bungalow, you can plan a trip to Béziers or Perpignan. Also Carcassonne should not be missed. With its beautiful castle, this city is known as the most beautiful medieval city in Europe. If you go to Narbonne, don't forget to stop at the Abbaye de Fontfroide, the most famous abbey in this region. Take a lovely stroll through the gardens and taste the wines of the region. The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region in France. For example, grape varieties such as grenache, syrah, chardonnay and viognier which are used for make wine.
The Languedoc-Roussillon has several natural parks where you will be amazed. The Cévennes are situated inland. At the ends you will find the world-famous Gorges du Tarn. A beautiful river gorge where of course you can also go canoeing. If you go more to the coast, you will find the Camargue. Here you will enjoy beautiful lakes and you can even admire wild horses, bulls and flamingos if you are lucky. Get to know the flora and fauna of these nature reserves, or one of the others: the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, the Narbonne Plain Natural Park, the Grand Causses Regional Natural Park and the Catalan Pyrenees Regional Park. You can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and relaxing in the mountains.
The village of La Roque-sur-Cèze is situated on a large rock on the river Cèze. An impressive natural phenomenon, in the department of the Gard, is near this village: the waterfalls of Sautadet.
Did you know that since 1 January 2016, the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees have merged to form the region of Occitania! Boekjebungalow.nl also offers holiday homes in the Midi-Pyrenees.
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