Rendez -vous in Languedoc Roussillon

Rendez -vous in Languedoc Roussillon languedoc-roussillon fr

A land of great contrasts

Contrasts indeed. From the summits of the Pyrenees and the Cévennes to the wide open spaces of the Camargue, from the Mediterranean coastline where Phoenician fleets and Roman galleys once made landfall to the high plateaux of the Causses, every square metre of ground bears the imprints of the many civilisations that have come and gone in the long history of this hallowed region.

Today, however, the ancient and the modern co-exist side by side. Fortunately, the modern seldom impinges upon the rich heritage of past centuries. Romans have left behind some real magic with the city of Nîmes and the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct...And as a bonus, you will get 300 days of guaranteed sunshine. No less but may be more. Quite irresistible !

 

Not to be missed :

                                           ●  The Camargue, land of salt marshes, where bulls and horses are raised..

                                           ●  The town of Montpellier, the historic centre, Place de la Comédie, the Botanical Garden and the Faculty of Medecine.

                                           ●  The fortified town of Carcassonne

                                           ●  The Pont de Gard, a Roman aqueduct rising 49 m over the river it spans.

                                           ●  The Canal dun Midi which inks the the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Built by Riquet in the 17thb century, it is the oldest canal in France.

                                           ●  The Millau viaduct, the world’s highest and most spectacular.

 

Focus on:

The Nîmes feria (Witsun May/June). Every year at whitsun , the city’s streets fill with people drinking, singing and dancing. The whole affair lasts 5 days. Corridas take place in the local arena  while young bulls are let loose in the streets. Water jousting takes place on the Jardins de la Fontaine canals  as well as a float parade called “Pégoulade”. Merry making is definitely the order of the day.

 

A city of choice: Montpellier 

Half way between Spain and Italy and a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, Montpellier regularly top the charts of towns most loved by the French. With its narrow little streets, its international festivals and student festivities, Montpellier offers an exceptional quality of life that is the envy of everyone.

 

Not to be missed:

                                        ●  The historic city centre, its medieval streets and its private hotels.

                                        ●  The Place de la Comédie

                                        ●  Saint-Pierre cathedral

 

Contacts :

Web : www.sunfrance.com

Web : www.ot-montpellier.fr

 

Access :

SNCF railway stations

TGV :
Montpellier, Narbonne, Perpignan

Airports :
Montpellier, Nîmes, Carcassonne, Perpignan

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