The glamorous view of the natural terraces of Languedoc-Roussillon carved out of mountains and plants slopping into the sea is irresistible. Every day in Languedoc-Roussillon seems like living a luxurious life on a fast lane.
However, without the right attitude and pre-information to equip you on this journey, you may end up feeling isolated from reality. This is because culture is part of the daily life of the residents of this area. The best way to connect to the local culture of this region is to keep an open mind.
Exploring The Ancient Craft
Languedoc-Roussillon has a lively culture filled with myriads of water activities. A trip to Camargue will reveal a thriving ancient crafts. While at Sète and Palavas you will get the rare privilege of watching the local fishermen lock horns on their boats to decide the winner of a prestigious water tournament.
The cruises, regattas, wind surfing, and fishing contests are also the best places to meet people and socialize. Windsurfers grace the beaches because of their serenity and liveliness.
This region also has preserved wealth of cultures that tells a lot about its history. Five of Languedoc-Roussillon’s structures are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hence, this region is considered the melting pot of ancient civilizations. Majority of the people are still strongly attached to their ancient traditions.
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Cultural Events And Festivals
If you visit Languedoc-Roussillon at the right time of the year, you can be part of the Semaine Sainte et la Procession de la Sanch.
This is one of the biggest cultural celebration in this area. The origin of this event dates back to the early middle ages.
Notwithstanding, the proceedings for the celebration has not changed much till the present day.
“All marchers are dressed in special costumes called caperutxa that consists of spacious capes of red and black colors with peaked caps covering face. This outfit was used during the celebration in the 15th century.”
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Every April 23, the residents of Perpignan converge for the Sant Jordi. This beautiful celebration has books, roses, and bread as its symbols. The venue and some of the elements of this celebration has changed significantly over the years. The venue for the event is now Gambetta central square.
Local Foods And Drinks
French cuisines can elegantly vary from one region to another. Unlike American foods, Languedoc-Roussillon consist of less fat and almost no dairy. However, prepare for more spice, olive oil, and red wine. The wine list and varieties in Languedoc-Roussillon can be dizzying but you should expect to see more grape wines.
The wines complement the food and leaves a sweet aftertaste down your throat.
This French destination which is less than two hours flight from London is now besieged by modern civilization. You will find casinos, elegant hotels and carnivals displaying contemporary arts. While Languedoc-Roussillon still hold on to most of its ancient relics and landmarks, those who are addicted to modernity still have a place in the heart of the city.