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.
- Montpellier — the capital of the region
- Carcassonne — very interesting fortified town
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).
Airports in Languedoc-Roussillon include Montpellier, Carcassonne, Beziers and Perpignan.
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.
- Cevennes — a fine area of wooded mountains, where the re-introduced griffon vulture can be seen. There is a great meteorological exhibition
- Cirque de Navacelles — an amazing cirque where the road almost unbelievably descends to a tiny village
- Côte Vermeille — canton in the south
- Gorges d'Héric — apparently there is a narrow gauge railway connected with this
- Le Sidobre — le Sidobre, just east of Castres, forms the westernmost extremity of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc.It is cut by deep river valleys and covered with marvellous woods. It renowned for its granite: huge boulders litter the woods, often carved by the millennia into fascinating shapes, such as Les Trois Fromages and l'Oie
- Monts d'Espinouse — a beautiful range of relatively low mountains, wild and craggy with few paths, around the D14 from Olargues to Fraisse-sur-Agout. A small side road (to the left from the above direction) leads to the tiny pretty village of Douch, from which there is a good path to the summit of Mont Caroux, where you suddenly come across a great southern vista.
- Pic Carlit — though nearly 3,000 metes in height, does not require specialist climbing skills in summer. Fabulous views and a good chance of seeing ibex and chamois.
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.
- Domaine de Pommayrac (Domaine de Pommayrac nearby Carcassonne: horse trail riding and horseback lessons and courses, holiday accommodations, restaurant), Chemin de Pommayrac. In the southern France, nearby the City of Carcassonne UNESCO site, enjoy week-ends and holidays in a charming country landscape of vineyards, pine forest trees and hilly meadows.
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.
There are many pick-pocketers in this area of France.