Tips and Inspiration for your European holiday

Boasting over 300 days of sunshine each year, it's not surprising that the Languedoc region in France's south is one of the most visited.  It's also home to a huge range of sightseeing opportunities from historic monuments and breathtaking churches and abbeys to art galleries and spectacular natural wonders.


Languedoc Top 5 Sites

Stunning Historic Monuments in Languedoc

1/ La Cité, Carcassonne - the 10th Century fortified citadel.

2/ Les Arènes, Nîmes - wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheatre

3/ Pont du Gard, Roman aqueduct (light shows in the Summer)

4/ La Maison Carré, Nîmes - one of the world’s best preserved Roman temples

5/ Peyrepertuse Cathar Castle - the largest remaining Cathar castle with stunning views across the Languedoc landscape

La Cite Carcassonne, Languedoc, France

Breathtaking Churches and Abbeys in Languedoc

1/ Abbaye de Fontfroide, near Narbonne

2/ L'Abbaye Saint Martin du Canigou

3/ St Just Cathédral, Narbonne

4/ Cathédral Saint-Pierre, Montpellier

5/ Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Privat, Mende

Sites of Natural Beauty in Languedoc

1/ Gorges d'Héric, near Orlagues - beautiful gorges and rock pools cut into the Black Mountains

2/ Lac Salagou - Huge lake with rocky beaches in the centre of a beautiful mountain range

3/ Cirque de Navacelles - huge erosional landform with cascades form sub-terranean water sources

4/ Grotte des Desmoiselles - spectacular limestone stalactites, stalagmites and columns inside an expansive cave system

5/ Les Orgues de Rousillon -  Stunning cliffs near Ile-sur-Tet that have been shaped by erosion into orga-like structures.

St Just Cathedral, Narbonne, France

Museums and Galleries in Languedoc

1/ Musée Fabre, Montpellier - major art gallery

2/ Dali Museum, Perpignan - interesting building, museum of Surrealism

3/ Terra Vinéa, Corbieres - Museum of Wine making and Meditarrenean culture

4/ Carré d'Art Museum of Modern Art, Nîmes

5/ The Paul Valéry Museum, Sete - Art Museum and Exhibitions

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Planning a visit to France?  My other articles about France and the Langudeoc region might be useful.