With three times the area of vineyards of Bordeaux, this is a major win-producing area. It’s also a major centre for rugby league with successful teams in Narbonne and Beziers. Most of the region has extremely easy access to the Mediterranean and many towns are liberally sprinkled with beautifully preserved Roman architecture, such as the arenas at Nimes and Arles.
Aude, Gard, Hérault, Pyrénées-Orientales, Lozére
Getting there and getting away
Airports: Montpelier, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Nimes, Beziers, Avignon
TGV stations: Perpignan, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes, Montpelier, Arles
This department has immense flatlands going from the Camargue, with the distinguishing relief of Causses and the Circus of Navacelle, to exceptional panoramas such as the Gorges of Gardon, the
Formerly the province of Gévaudan, Lozere has a rich natural heritage and unspoilt environment. Its breathtaking landscapes lead to this region, in 2011, being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The department of the Aude offers a magical and varied scenery. In the east is a series of coastal lakes. These brackish waters are home to exotic birdlife including white stilts and pink flamingos.
Seaside, countryside, vineyard or mountains? Choose the atmosphere that pleases you for your holiday! Whether you’re soaking up the rays on the beach or walking through the beautiful landscapes of the
The Ariege is a walkers’ paradise with hundreds of miles of marked tracks through the foothills of the Pyrénées and across the plains. This is one of the least populated and most unspoilt areas of France and nature lovers will enjoy the wide diversity of wild flowers
The department of the Pyrénées Orientales is at the junction between Spain and the Mediterranean, and until the middle of the 1600s, it was the stronghold of the principality of Catalonia.