Languedoc-Roussillon

Top things to do in Albi, Capital of Tarn, Occitainie

Written by on December 19, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Top things to do in Albi, Capital of Tarn, Occitainie

Tarn, in the Occitanie region, is one of those places in France that confuses people. They automatically think of the wild Gorges des Tarn which are in Lozère, some 140kms to the North West of Albi, Tarn’s capital. The River Tarn flows through both but there the comparison ends. The département has a landscape of […]

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What to see and do near Albi, Tarn, Occitainie

Written by on December 19, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do near Albi, Tarn, Occitainie

Albi, the capital of the Tarn Department, Occitanie (previously Languedoc Roussillon) offers plenty to do and see. And, there’s also lots to see around and about. We’ve put together a few of our favourite ideas for what to see and do near Albi… Castres Around 45 minutes south of Albi is the city of Castres, […]

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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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