The Languedoc-Roussillon region captures the heart of the tourists with its distinct charm. The Beautiful seaside scenery and the mild weather coupled with ancient Roman ruins and cultured cities offer a unique and interesting holiday experience. The landscape in the region is filled with colorful market gardens, vibrant orchard groves, and wild rocky gorges. The ruined castles and ancient hilltop villages add an element of romance into the region.
Do not forget to miss the balmy town of Perpignan, bustling city of Montpellier and the fairy-tale city of Carcassonne while in Languedoc-Roussillon. The sandy beaches and the seaside resorts offer an incredible experience to the visitors. If you want to experience the unique cultural heritage of Languedoc-Roussillon, then make sure to visit “Les Troubadours” which is a special festival that celebrates the cultural heritage in the form of concerts at the splendid historic venues.
This region surprises the visitors by bringing alive the fairy-tale scenes. A stunning impression is created by the crenelated ancient defense walls and rows of turreted towers. The well-preserved medieval fort offers a fascinating experience to the tourists. The region is surrounded by thick protective walls that feature 54 towers. Carcassonne encloses narrow cobblestone streets which would transport you back to the middle ages. All the alleyways, squares and building reflect a medieval character. There are historic landmarks to explore in the region which was built during the 11th-14th century.
This is one of the top tourist destinations in Languedoc-Roussillon with its grand public squares, balmy Mediterranean environment and elegant buildings.
This university town is lively and turned into a center of culture.
It boasts a wealth of museums and art galleries. Musée Fabre, the top museum of the city has an exceptional collection of artworks from French, Dutch and Italian masters from the Renaissance period. The town is in itself like an open-air museum. The gorgeous private mansions and narrow medieval streets will leave you awestruck.
The region is a charming mélange of shady squares and red-tile-roofed buildings. The towns feature a distinct Spanish influence. The principal landmark is the Castillet which resembles a castle. It houses a museum comprising of Catalan folk art. The top of the tower offers sweeping views of the surroundings. The massive Palace of the Kings of Majorca is a stunning example of medieval architecture prevalent during 1276.
Nimes has the greatest wealth of ancient buildings in France. The Roman Amphitheatre is the most important monument in the center of the town.
It has been the best-preserved theater of all the 70 known for the Roman period. It has a seat 21,000 spectators and features a richly decorated entrance. If features 124 exits. The arches are embellished with half-columns and pilasters. Cultural events are still organized at this amphitheater.
This is an astonishing Roman Aqueduct which is located to the north of Nimes. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The original aqueduct had collapsed due to the impact of an earthquake that hit the region. It was rebuilt upon the orders from Emperor Napoleon brick by brick. What is amazing about the reconstruction of this aqueduct is that not only the structure was rebuilt brick by brick; the task was executed effortlessly without the aid of any cranes. The region is famous for its Mediterranean garden and attracts a lot of visitors. This is one of the best places in Languedoc-Roussillon. You can swim under the arches or canoe up the river. An incredible experience is assured at Pont Du Gard.
Collioure is a picturesque coastal town which is truly a tranquil place. It is situated in the southern region of France approximately 26 km from the border of Spain. This place attracts a host of artists because of the special light that can be seen in the town. This is the region where the Pyrenees meets the sea. You can indulge in a splendid swim session at one of the coves.
This was once a stomping ground for Moliere, a French playwright. It has now turned a haven for those looking for antiques. The fabulous Sunday market at this place steals the show. This is one of the prettiest towns you will find in Languedoc-Roussillon. Just wander around the market on Saturdays exploring the boutiques and cafes along with some shopping.
This place is an incredible mix of culture and history. It is nestled on the banks of river Rhone.
The region came into prominence when Vatican decided to move away from the violence and turbulence in Rome during 1303 to the peaceful pastures of Provence. Although they remained in the place for 70 years, the rich legacy is still evident in the region. You can wander the streets to get the feel.