This year why not try a holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon? From the campsites you can enjoy beautiful scenic beaches and organise fun trips along the Canal du Midi!
The region of Languedoc-Roussillon, in the south-west of France, follows the entire corner of the Mediterranean, from Provence to the border with Spain. A wonderful destination for beach lovers and camping! Here you will find charming seaside resorts such as Valras-Plage and Cap d'Agde, the water sports capital of the Mediterranean. Fishing villages such as Sète and Palavas are great and this beautiful region offers a spectacular landscape rich with hills, mountains and gorges. In particular, we recommend the gorges of the Cevennes National Park.
Languedoc-Roussillon is made up of the province of Languedoc and the ancient county of Roussillon. Languedoc takes its name from the spoken language, Occitan, or ‘langue d'oc’, an ancient language related to Catalan. Authenticity and tradition are the keys to this beautiful region. Discover the world of Carcassonne and enjoy a short bike ride along the Canal du Midi, or a stroll through the walled city of Aigue-Mortes, or take a dip in the river under the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct.
Average summer temperature: 29 degrees
Carcassonne, the most beautiful medieval town in Europe
Nature in the 3 C's: Causses, Cevennes and Camargue
A famous local dish is bullinade: an eel dish
Knight Armour, wooden swords and bows in Carcassonne. Red wines, olives and figs
The resort of Cap d'Agde is for water lovers - there’s not only 14 miles of beach, also get yourself to Aqualand. This huge water park has slides of all shapes and sizes! But if this isn’t for you or your children then the beautiful beach is still nearby.
The fortified town of Carcassonne is seen as the most beautiful medieval city in Europe and of course is found on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Citadel is almost completely preserved. Visit both the old and the new city, which are connected by the Pont Vieux and Pont Marengo.
Languedoc-Roussillon is great for shopping in every town, but definitely Aiges Mortes is worth a visit. This is a thirteenth-century fortified town with beautiful ramparts, Notre Dame des Sablons and salt basins of Les Salins du Midi. Within these city walls it is crammed with souvenir shops and clothes shops.
In the walled city of Carcassonne during the summer there’s always a big party. Check out the Festival de Carcassonne where there are hundreds of free performances spread across the city; circus, theatre, song and dance. Diana Ross, Bob Dylan and David Guetta are just some of the names who have performed here. Not to be missed!