Languedoc-Roussillon

What to see and do in Aigues-Mortes Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Written by on October 9, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Aigues-Mortes Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc (now part of the wider region of Occitanie), isn’t that far from Montpellier (just over 30km). But, it’s a whole different world from the city’s beautiful old centre or it’s architecturally fabulous new district. Detour here and you’ll discover a walled town which dates back to the 13th century, though people lived here […]

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The new city of Montpellier | An architectural wonderland

Written by on October 8, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The new city of Montpellier | An architectural wonderland

Montpellier is a booming area, often voted one of the places the French would most like to live and the number of residents is growing year on year. To cope with the influx, the town is expanding in an extraordinary architectural experiment. The city has been growing for a while. At first it went north […]

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Museum of Roman History Nimes France

Museum of Roman History Nimes France

Enticingly opposite the 2000-year-old amphitheatre of Nimes, the brand-new museum of Roman History, Musée de la Romanité in Nimes makes for a fascinating visit. The brand-new Museum is going to be one of the top attractions for visitors to Nimes. What to see at the Musée de la Romanite The Museum of Roman History in […]

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The Medieval City of Carcassonne

Written by on May 31, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Medieval City of Carcassonne

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old city of Carcassonne is every bit as enchanting when you see it in real life as it is in the photos. How Carcassonne got its name Its legacy goes back centuries, ancient tribes inhabited the area, the Romans arrived and built a fort – they called it […]

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The Roman sites of Nimes, southern France

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Roman sites of Nimes, southern France

If you arrive in Nimes via train as I did, the Roman connection is obvious before you even leave the station. The vaulted ceiling and arched passage ways are the clue. Wander out to the centre ville with its palm tree lined avenues and in the distance straight ahead, a Roman tower looms. Walk for […]

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What to see and do in Nimes France

Written by on May 28, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Nimes France

Nimes is the capital of the Gard Department, Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon). It’s famous for it’s Roman remains and is nicknamed “the Rome of France”. Summer is wickedly hot in Nîmes (whatever you do when you book accommodation – make sure you get air conditioning). Winter can be cold when the famous Mistral wind is blowing, so much […]

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What to see and do in Bastide Saint-Louis Carcassonne

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Bastide Saint-Louis Carcassonne

Back in the middle ages, a new Carcassonne was created at the base of the hill of the ancient citadelle of Carcassonne. The town of lower Carcassone was built on the left bank of the river Aude and is called the Bastide Saint-Louis. Most visitors to Carcassonne miss it completely and what a shame that […]

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What to see and do in Carcassonne France

Written by on May 13, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Carcassonne France

Almost always the first place that all visitors head to when they go to Carcassonne is the old city. You can see it from miles around and it is a sight that’s memorable. A chateau perched on top of a hill surrounded by ramparts dotted with fairy tale pointy turrets that contain an entire medieval […]

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Guide to Montpellier old town

Written by on April 5, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Guide to Montpellier old town

Montpellier is the capital city of the Herault department, Occitanie (formerly called Languedoc-Roussillon). It used to be a fishing village many years ago, now it’s a cool town with a hip vibe. The sun shines pretty much from spring through autumn and then some – 300 days a year on average of sun. There’s no […]

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Mazamet the perfect base close to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Albi

Written by on April 3, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Mazamet the perfect base close to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Albi

There are so many reasons to visit this largely undiscovered heritage town in the Tarn – not least of all because it’s home to one of the top luxury B&Bs in France and we all deserve a little luxury now and again. Mazamet is nestled at the edge of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) with […]

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