Your travel guide to Languedoc-Roussillon
Adventures in Languedoc-Roussillon
As you venture across southern France, you will quickly see why the Languedoc-Roussillon Region is a beauty that can’t be matched. Touring the bronze landscape of Lozere or the vivid fields and mountains of Aude can be almost as rewarding as basking on the Mediterranean coastline. Enjoy a variety of local cultures within a short car ride of one another.
Five French Departments
The Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is divided into five departments. Lozere is the northern department, and it is the only one to not share the Mediterranean Sea on its border. Moving south, you will find Gard, Herault and Aude. Pyrénées-Orientales shares a border with Spain and is the most southern department. One of the largest cities is the capital of the region, Montpellier, located in Herault. Carcassonne, another noteworthy city known for its medieval influences, is located in Aude.
Southern France Transportation
Transportation in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region varies depending on the department and city you are in. Three major airports include Caarcassonne, Perpignan and Beziers. High speed trains are available to get you from city to city. Destinations include Dijon, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and more. Most destinations will have a taxi stand outside of the railway stations. Highways are located throughout the area and renting a car is a fairly simple process. Walking tours are also very popular, weather permitting.
French Countryside Scenery
The Languedoc-Roussillon Region is well-known for its variety of mountain ranges, fields, wooded areas and vineyards. Monts d’Espinouse is a gorgeous range for picture-perfect tourism, but Pic Carlit is better for climbing and catching a glimpse of ibex and chamois. For a more secluded experience, stay in one of Alaigne’s bed and breakfasts in Cathar country. The possibilities in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region are endless, whether you are staying in a luxury Montepellier hotel, relaxing by the sea or venturing to the Roman amphitheater in Centre-ville.