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The region of Languedoc-Roussillon is considered to be the main center of French winemaking. You can see lush vineyards and wineries everywhere; each town of the province has cozy restaurants where you can taste the best drinks. In addition to gastronomic attractions, there are numerous historical sites in the province, as well as amazingly beautiful natural landmarks that won’t leave any traveler indifferent.
Languedoc-Roussillon is the prestigious and popular region. It attracts tourists not only with its numerous entertainment centers, but also with its unique ancient traditions, including … Open
Toulouse was the capital of Languedoc; it is a beautiful city that cares about monuments of medieval architecture. Its historic center features the beautiful Saint-Georges Place, the Town Hall and the Capitol. The best place for hiking is the pier at Canal du Midi. Nature lovers have to visit the local botanical garden. There are lots of notable towns and settlements in the vicinity of Toulouse: Albi, Cordes and Custer. Each of them has lots of interesting museums and cultural institutions.
No less remarkable is the city of Nimes; its main attraction is the Roman amphitheater Les Arenes. This construction is among ten best monuments of the Roman Empire. Among other monuments of Nimes, Arch of Augustus, Tour Magne and Temple of Diana are worth mentioning. The most attractive cultural institution is the Museum of Old Nimes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The region is rich cultural traditions; it enjoys continued popularity among fans of event tourism. Perpignan alone hosts several major holidays during the year. Semaine Sainte et la … Open
Montpellier appeals not only to fans of excursions, but also to those who expect to devote a lot of time to shopping. The large market complex Halles Castellane offers a variety of products; a few steps away there is a beautiful square and the palace of Aragon, the magnificent architectural monument of the 13th century.
The capital of the Roussillon province is Perpignan that will fascinate hikers and fans of excursions. Be sure to visit the miniature fort Le Castillet, see priceless exhibits at the Museum of Catalan culture, stroll through Place de la Loge and appreciate the beauty of Saint-Jean Cathedral. The main part of cafes, restaurants and shops are situated in Romani and Magrebian districts. Next to each major city there are towns and small villages full of charm and boasting some unique attractions.
Languedoc is very interesting from a historical perspective; each of local towns certainly has its unique historic spirit. Near Toulouse there is an ancient town of Albi, the main symbol of … Open
One of the most interesting and unusual resorts of the region is the historical town of Gruissan. It was formed at the foot of the extinct volcano hundreds of years ago. Today, the resort attracts its guests with tiny boarding houses and villas located on mountain slopes. Most of them are suitable for family recreation. In the coastal zone of the resort, there are large modern hotels with a big adjacent territory and well-equipped infrastructure. Gruissan is an excellent place for fans of water sports. There are upscale yacht clubs, diving centers, sailing centers, and other sports complexes.
The resort of La Grande Motte is very popular with fans of beach recreation and walks along picturesque places. Its main value is vast beaches with fine soft sand. The very beautiful hilly terrain begins at the coast. There are a lot of hiking routes, during which you can climb up the hilltop, admire miraculous landscapes, and see the lakes of this district.
The region is full of coleur locale; it is suitable for various activities, as there are great places for relaxing and hanging out, and for active entertainment in every city. Unique … Open
The historical town of Leucate-Barcares located in the beautiful safe harbor is distinguished by its inimitable charm. On the territory of the town, there are preserved wonderful historic villas built in different periods. Now, most of them serve as comfortable hotels, restaurants, stores, and gift shops. This enchanting town with a relaxed lifestyle is very popular with couples and romantic persons. Here, you can feel and sink into an atmosphere of the national charm of the region.
The region is famous for its fascinating national parks. The largest and most famous of them is Camargue. The significant part of its territory is covered by marches that make this area perfect for many rare birds dwelling here. During excursions around the park, you can admire pink flamingos and wild horses in their natural habitat.
1. Travelers visiting the seaside resort of Gruissan and wishing to save on accommodation are recommended to choose one of the numerous boarding houses or private villas located on the … Open
Those who dream of relaxing far from noisy tourist sites should visit the old town of Seth. This historic port town is often compared to Venice. Here, you can walk along beautiful historical streets, take boat trips, and enjoy the exquisite regional cuisine at local restaurants. During the year, several interesting historic festivals are held in the town.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Languedoc-Roussillon
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquessels' Hérault, 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Pézenas' Hérault, 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Bélarga' Hérault, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Valros' Hérault, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Guilhem' Hérault, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Languedoc-Roussillon
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Languedoc' , 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Grands Causses' , 56.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'La Narbonnaise en Méditerranée' , 66.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Pyrénées catalanes' , 138.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Monts d’Ardèche' , 140.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Le Canal du Midi

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
Baron Paul Rica was a contributor to the ambitious project. He was the one who had helped finance the third part of construction work. Since 1996 the Canal du Midi has been a historical structure of world importance. It can surely apply for being the most beautiful canal of the planet. The surrounding scenery is simply breathtaking. These places get a lot of photographers’, painters’ and other artists’ attention. … Read further
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