A Travel Guide to Languedoc-Roussillon
When it comes to things to do and sightseeing, there is a wide variety of opportunities that Languedoc Roussillon offers its visitors. With attractions such as the Cirque de Navacelles, a beautiful natural wonder and the fascinating La Cité located in Carcassonne, visitors are sure to enjoy their stay here. Due to the rich history of Languedoc-Roussillon, there are many impressive attractions to enjoy. Also the rugged and varied terrain of the region has resulted in a number of beautiful natural sights that are truly spectacular, from the fascinating Orgues de Roussillon to the beautiful Camargue along with its wild horses and flamingos.
Visitors will find canals, mountains, gorges, rivers and camargue in Languedoc-Roussillon. This is because the geography of the region is as intense as its history and weather. The most amazing natural wonders include the gorges of Heric and Tarn, Cirque de Moureze, caves of Demoiselles and Les Orgues de Roussillon.
More than 140,000 hectares of pastures, wetlands, salt flats and dunes separate Camargue from the rest of France. Direct descendants of cowboys from the Wild West live there. They wear moleskin jeans, cowboy boots and flat topped hats. Camargue is the largest river delta in Western Europe and has many brine lagoons. The area is protected from the sea by the reed covered marshes and long sand bars. Nearly 450 species of birds along with the beautiful flamingos live here. More than 50% of the region is designated as Parc Régional de Camargue aka National Park.
The villages and towns in Languedoc-Roussillon are among the prettiest in France. Many are circulade or fortified and have a history of more than a thousand years. Some of the most beautiful villages include Villefranche le Confluent, Sainte Enimie, Sommières, Olargues, Minerve, Lagrasse, Bouzigues, Marseillan, Collioure, Roquebrun, St Guilhem-le-Desert, Pezenas and Uzès.
Uzès is a stunning and charming town of Languedoc and has a rich history which dates back to the Roman times. You can visit the Le Duché Castle which belonged to the ducal family. Participating in an hour-long tour of the Castle will allow you to explore the building, garden and courtyard along with the well-known Tour Bermonde tower, on top of which you can enjoy amazing views of the countryside.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Languedoc-Roussillon ranging from apartments and villas on the coast in the towns to gites and cottages in the countryside.