Take the train to the Languedoc–Roussillon
What to see in Languedoc–Roussillon
Located between the Mediterranean and the mountains, LanguedocRoussillon is a favourite summer destination. Whether you’re a holidaymaker looking to relax, a gourmet who loves good food and fine wine, a nature-lover after a quiet little corner or an intellectual looking for culture and sites steeped in history, the region has something unique to offer.
The ultimate melting pot of civilisations, the entire region bears witness to a rich history. From the many examples of elegantly restrained Roman architecture to the rugged Cathar fortresses perched on their impenetrable rocky outcrops, everything here holds echoes of a stunning, dramatic and often brutal past.
Rivals in the past and perhaps partners in the future, the two parts of this region, Languedoc and Roussillon, each have their own personality. Roussillon, for example, is now strongly linked with its larger neighbour across the Pyrenees, the flamboyant Catalonia, which attracts its own fair share of visitors. So set out and explore a region that still has a few secrets to tell…