Visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon region

The first foothills of the Cévenol ranges, just a few tens of kilometers away, have a great variety of monuments and natural attractions for the visitor. From Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (12th century abbey) to Nîmes la Romaine, you can admire at your leisure the Hérault Gorges, the marvellous natural caves at Clamouses and Demoiselles, the Cirque de Navacelles, the Bamboo Forest in Anduze, the medieval town of Sommières, the Pont du Gard, the Château de Castries (16th and 17th centuries) and Montpellier, capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region.


The languedoc coast, while perhaps not as reknowned as the French Riviera, boasts nonetheless an undeniable appeal and a particularly endearing character for the tourist. The sea ports, of Greek and Roman origin, scattered along the coast all have one point in common, of which other regions are envious : their authenticity. From Cap-d'Agde to Aigues-Mortes, the seaside resorts - both traditional and modern - all offer a wide variety of activities and events.