This 11th century fortified town rises up from the meeting point of the rivers Cady and Tet. After you’ve toured the ramparts and explored the interior, head over to the nearby caves of Cova Bastera and Grotte des Canalettes to admire some impressive natural architecture.
Languedoc & Roussillon
Towns and Villages
This lagoon-side town was originally an island but is now joined to the land by two sandbars. Known as the French Venice, it has a network of canals and bankside houses, restaurants and markets leading to flower filled squares. If you’re feeling energetic why not climb up the 170 metre limestone outcrop of St Clair?
This town in known locally as the Versailles of Languedoc – quite a boast! It has some beautiful 12th and 14th century buildings to admire and lots of antique shops to tempt you.
There’s definitely a Moorish feel to this ancient capital of Roussillon with its brightly coloured shops and houses an aromatic Arab quarter.
This old university town has a real buzz and you’ll find lots to see and do along its elegant boulevards, charming old town and leafy squares.
This fishing port in the foothills of the Albères is the final outpost before the Spanish border. There are plenty of photo opportunities in the harbour with its coloured boats and fishing nets drying in the sun – and plenty of foodie opportunities too along the seaside promenade!
Lose yourself in the romance of this ancient walled city with its miles of city walls, ramparts and pointy turrets. Enjoy a meal in restaurants you’ll discover lining the cobbled streets and squares, or pick up some local produce for a picnic on the river bank.
They know how to party in the wine producing capital of Languedoc. Throughout the summer there are parades and fiestas with a distinctive Spanish flavour. There are several weekly markets where you can pick up some local wines and produce and the flower market is full of colour and scent.
This attractive market town is renowned for its Roman history, beautiful garland- decorated pottery and proud Protestant history.
There’s also the Bambouseraie de Prafance with its giant bamboos and a little tourist steam train to take you through the hills to St Jean de Gard.