Languedoc-Roussillon

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Languedoc-Roussillon is a large region of southern France with a long Mediterranean coastline that borders the French regions of Provence and Midi-Pyrenees, to the east and west respectively, and occupies the easternmost part of the French border with Spain to the south.

Departments

Cities

Talk

Besides French, Catalan is also spoken in the south-eastern corner (Roussillon, Cerdagne). The language that used to be spoken in the whole south of France, called Occitan (or Langue d'Oc), is still spoken in some villages and is actively recovered by some associations in the big cities (manily Carcassone, Béziers, Montpellier, Narbonne).

Get around

Airports in Languedoc-Roussillon include Montpellier, Carcassonne, Beziers and Perpignan.

See

The Charm of Languedoc Roussillon is captured in hundreds of villages, each with an unique character and individual charm. Predominantly a wine growing region, many villages are famous for excellent individual wines.

Do

France's western Mediterranean coast is a hotbed of windsurfing. Gruissan, about 10km away from Narbonne on the coast, offers both sea and lake windsurfing options.

See the Pyrenees, a mountain range in the south, at the border with Spain.

Drink

Meet the biggest wine field of the world ...In Languedoc-Roussillon region, vineyards are everywhere. Passion and tradition of wine, the vineyard and history of this region are one. Sunny area, wind to clean up vines, wine has in Languedoc-Roussillon the best land to express their typicals features.

Stay safe

There are many pick-pocketers in this area of France.

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