Tourism

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 famousRésultat d’images pour pézenas tourisme for its antique and handycraft shops. You will also wander through the old town to find a restaurants with local food and wine.

Visit the Valmagne Abbay Résultat d’images pour valmagne abbayebuilt during the XIII century, and then taste their wine or lissen a concert..   

 The Mourèze cirque and  Salagou Lake

                                                                                                                 tourisme-mourezeThe Cirque is an extensive natural amphitheatre of hard upright rocks. Several trails lead through the cirque, taking between one hour and three hours.

 

               Résultat d’images pour lac salagou A large blue lake surrounded with red-orange earth and green;   vine yards.  A famous place for water sports, cycling and walking.    

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CARROUX natural park

tourisme-vue-carouxA fresh place where you can walk, climb, bath and ride canoë on the Orb river.  Visit the typical villageRésultat d’images pour olargues 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.

Photo de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert de HeraultThe 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.  Résultat d’images pour grotte clamouse

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.

First walk throughsete-canaux

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. 

Do not miss to enjoy a jazz Résultat d’images pour théâtre de la mer sèteor word music concert at the wonderful “Théâtre de la mer”. 

 

L’Etang de Thau.

Along the lagoon rest at  Marseillan,Résultat d’images pour marseillan
a quite languedoc traditional village,  Taste the famous Balaruc’s oysters,

 

or Résultat d’images pour loupian mosaiquevisit the Loupian’s Roman villa. 

Béziers and the canal du Midi.

Wander through the old Streets, tourisme-beziersfrom the cathedral to the Paul Riquet’s esplanade,  admiring the architecture all over the centuries. 

  Résultat d’images pour beziers 7 eclusesNear 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… 

Maguelone, the cathedral set on and island, near the beaches cathedrale

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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 Résultat d’images pour abbaye fontfroidewith 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 Résultat d’images pour la franqui and then rest and relax on large sand beaches. 

Le Caussse et le Larzac.

Walk through High altitude plateaus and watch asfar as your tourisme-cirque-de-navacelleseyes can see, the gorges and rock formations. There are numerous small villages scattered throughout the region. Résultat d’images pour couvertoiradeThe most attractive are Peyre, close to Roquefort and his famous chees, and  La couvertoirade, and the Navacelles cirque.

 

All you want to know about Insects is in MicropolisRésultat d’images pour micropolis aveyron

Carcassonne.                                                                                                                                                                  A medieval city with two miles of concentric double walls and 52 52towers!  Résultat d’images pour carcassonne feu artifice

La Camargue.

National park in the Rhône delta. Résultat d’images pour arles cesar900square kilometres of salt flats, lakes and marshes. Arles, explore the famous Roman monuments, museums. 

Don’t miss an amazing art Résultat d’images pour carrieres lumieresand music experience at Carrieres-lumières.

Aigues-MortesRésultat d’images pour aigues mortes a medieval town surrounded with high defensive walls.

 

The Cathar  castles

Built during the XIIIth Résultat d’images pour peyrepertuse 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 Résultat d’images pour perpignan tourismemedieval center of Perpignan,

 

 

 

and the fisherman’s village of Collioure tourisme-colliouresare two spots you may visit in the french Catalogne.

 

The Rivesaltes’s camp and the Elne’s  maternity ward

Migrants, and duty of assistance…

A painful trip trough Tourisme camp-rivesaltesthe history of the 20th century….

 

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and a incredible marvellous human story!