Tourism - Languedoc-Roussillon



Languedoc-Roussillon is a region of France that has five departments. It is bordered by Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea. Main cities are Carcassonne, Nîmes, Montpellier, Mende and Perpignan.

The five departments of this region are all different as well as being complementary. Gard, Hérault, Aude, Lozere and Pyrénées Orientales are all facing the sea. About 200 km of littoral shelters modern marinas such as the Grande-Motte as well as picturesque villages such as Sete and Aigues Mortes. Lozere alone isn’t by the sea although it has some curiosities to visit such as Aven Armand or Gorges of Tarn.

The region has a rich historical heritage and maintains differences with Provence and the Catalan country with Cathar Castles, Montpellier the university town, Roman Nîmes, anchovies of Collioure and the Canigou Mountain.

Also, there are many cultural events all year round with festivals such as ‘Drom Festival et autres cultures nomades’ in Nîmes, the Ferias in Nîmes, the ‘Chapiteuf’ in Castelnaudary and the ‘Troubadours chantent l’art roman en Languedoc-Roussillon’ in Montpellier and many more.

Top tourist cities in Languedoc-Roussillon

carcassonne

Tourism Carcassonne

Carcassonne is the main city of the Aude department, making the city one of the essential place to visit in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region. The city is mainly known for its local cuisine, regional wines and rich medieval architecture. In addition, its excellent climate ...


Must : Château et Remparts de Carcassonne, Basilique Saint-Nazaire, Musée des Beaux-Arts

perpignan

Tourism Perpignan

Perpignan is the Prefecture of the Eastern Pyrenees in south west France in the Languedoc Roussillon. The city was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon and the capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca in the 13th and 14th centuries. In 2001, she was ...


Must : Palais des rois de Majorque

montpellier

Tourism Montpellier

Montpellier, the city department of Herault in Languedoc-Roussillon region, is well worth a visit. This is a beautiful city with homogeneous architecture has many shops, cafes and beautiful places. It is important to note that the place is almost entirely pedestrian. ...


Must : Château d'Ô, Porte du Peyrou, Musée Fabre

nimes

Tourism Nimes

Nîmes is the capital of the Gard department. The city has a rich history, dating from the Roman Empire, and it is a well-known tourist destination. It has an amazing Roman Coliseum that is the second biggest after Rome's. The Arenas is a Roman Amphitheatre, ...


Must : Arènes de Nîmes, Maison Carrée, La Tour Magne

mende

Tourism Mende

Mende, long episcopal city dominates the upper valley of the Lot, punctuated by charming villages which have kept their wealth vernacular ovens with great architecture, "ferradous", and some interesting churches like the Roman de la Rouvière. Above, the ...


Must : Cathédrale Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Privat