At the heart of the destination Occitanie South of France, on the Mediterranean coast, the Languedoc-Camargue territory is an invitation to travel. Exciting towns and cities, magical villages, fabulous cultural heritage, outstanding nature sites and unique lifestyle, Languedoc-Camargue is an action-packed destination: golf courses, spa resorts, thalassotherapy centres, leisure and sports on the coast from Le Grau du Roi-Port Camargue to Cap d’Age, canoeing in the Gorges de l’Hérault and more.
6 reasons to choose Languedoc-Camargue for your next stay in Occitania South of France:
Its Cultural and Natural heritage
With eight UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity sites, Occitania South of France is home to almost a quarter of France’s listed sites! five of which are just 90 minutes from Languedoc-Camargue: Canal du Midi, Way of St James, Causses & Cévennes, Pont du Gard and the Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne. Staggering and awe-inspiring places sculpted by man and nature are yours for the taking.
Let’s not forget the region’s natural wealth with the Camargue biosphere reserve, the only place in Europe where flamingoes nest. Then there are the Causses & Cévennes, Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Hérault and iconic Canal du Midi to sail down on a barge.
Relaxation and water sports on the beach
Over 100 km of sandy coast in a Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year. This coastline glitters with jealously guarded treasures: the Cap d’Agde diving areas, the lido near the port town of Sète, the vast untamed Espiguette beaches and the lakes around Mauguio-Carnon.
Myriad beautiful and exciting towns and cities …
Blending the past and present for visitors to feast their eyes on: Nîmes, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Pézenas, Uzès, La Grande-Motte, Aigues-Mortes, Agde, le Grau du Roi-Port Camargue, Palavas-Les-Flots, Sète, Mauguio-Carnon and more.
A variety of things to do:
Between the sea and summits, the Languedoc-Camargue destination is uniquely diverse making it the perfect place for action-packed holidays all year round. Whether it be kitesurfing or sailing on the coast or hiking and leisure activities of any kind inland… It’s also the ultimate place to relax with spa resorts and thalassotherapy centres.
The region’s food and drink is famous for its unique personality: cheese, fresh seafood, signature dishes such as Cassoulet (duck stew), Brandade de Morue (oven-baked salt cod) and Tielle Sétoise (octopus pie). Our “good food” is served with a long-standing wine culture as the destination is among one of the biggest vineyards in the world.
A land of ancient customs
The Languedoc-Camargue destination is a melting pot of multi-ethnic cultures and a land of ancient customs, traditions and folklore.
Carnival celebrations get the year off to a bang. Every town and village has its own take on the carnival, just like the one in Pézénas.
As you approach the Mediterranean coast or Canal du Midi, festivals on the water create a splash among locals and visitors with water jousting tournaments in Sète and Palavas and traditional rowing contests.
Sea, sun, culture, gastronomy, landscapes, sports activities, farniente… With so many good things to discover in Languedoc-Camargue, you have just found the ideal destination for your next holidays! For more information : https://www.tourism-occitanie.co.uk/