Our selection of places you may visit in Occitanie :
What to see, to do, to eat… with the help of the website http://www.francethisway.com/
Within 30 minutes…
PEZENAS City of art and culture.
Pezenas has a nice attractive old town, with narrow streets to explore as well as houses from the 16th to 18th centuries. The town is also famous for its antique and handycraft shops. You will also wander through the old town to find a restaurants with local food and wine.
The Mourèze cirque and Salagou Lake
The Cirque is an extensive natural amphitheatre of hard upright rocks. Several trails lead through the cirque, taking between one hour and three hours.
A large blue lake surrounded with red-orange earth and green; vine yards. A famous place for water sports, cycling and walking.
Within 60 minutes….
CARROUX natural park
A fresh place where you can walk, climb, bath and ride canoë on the Orb river. Visit the typical village of Olargues, or the méditerranéen garden at Roquebrun and don’t forget to taste there a glass of Saint Chinian wine.
Saint Guilhem le Désert.
The village and his abbey are an Unesco world heritage site. Set between steep cliffs, it’s a rest place on the Saint Jacques pilgrimage route.
Then have a walk trough the cool cave of Clamouse and gaze at his aragonit jewelry!
Sète: “L île singuliere” set between Mediterranean Sea and Thau lagoon.
the low town with its canals and bridges facing the fishing port,
then climb the Mont Saint Clair hill for the sight view from Camargue to Pyrénées.
Along the lagoon rest at Marseillan,
a quite languedoc traditional village, Taste the famous Balaruc’s oysters,
Béziers and the canal du Midi.
Wander through the old Streets, from the cathedral to the Paul Riquet’s esplanade, admiring the architecture all over the centuries.
Near the town are the Fontseranes seven Canal locks on the canal du midi
Montpellier a young and attractive city.
Walk from the Place de la comedie, the main square to discover several tourist attractions: Squares, Gardens Monuments and muséums all over 1000 years…
Narbonne city, The FontFroide abbey, Gruissan village.
Narbonne first roman colony in Gaule has an attractive old Center around the cathedral.
Nearby visit the Fontfroide Abbey with his monuments and quiete pine Forest. Reach Gruissan, set between the sea and the lagoon, walk through the streets of the town center that forms concentrics circles around the castle. Climb trough the Clapes’s massif to the point of view at Notre Dame des Ausils and then rest and relax on large sand beaches.
Le Caussse et le Larzac.
Walk through High altitude plateaus and watch asfar as your eyes can see, the gorges and rock formations. There are numerous small villages scattered throughout the region. The most attractive are Peyre, close to Roquefort and his famous chees, and La couvertoirade, and the Navacelles cirque.
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Carcassonne. A medieval city with two miles of concentric double walls and 52 52towers!
Don’t miss an amazing art and music experience at Carrieres-lumières.
Aigues-Mortes a medieval town surrounded with high defensive walls.
The Cathar castles
Built during the XIIIth century the are placed on craggy cliff tops and occupied by the Cathars to protect against the crusade. Queribus and Peyrepertuse are the most two important castles for visitors.
Perpignan and the french Catalogne
The charming medieval center of Perpignan,
and the fisherman’s village of Collioure are two spots you may visit in the french Catalogne.
Migrants, and duty of assistance…