In the heart of Languedoc, between Cabardès and the Mediterranean coast, lies the Aude. Explore this land steeped in heritage, as seen in the famous fortified city of Carcassonne, Narbonne, City of Art and History, the castles in Cathar country such as Peyrepertuse and Quéribus, the abbeys of Fontfroide and Lagrasse, as well as the Romanesque sculptures by the Master of Cabestany which adorn some of the religious buildings... You can also enjoy a ramble on the Black Mountain or in the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean, to admire the wild, unspoilt countryside, before taking to the water and basking on a fine sandy beach at one of Aude’s six seaside resorts...
Sitting between the Massif Central, the Mediterranean, the Rhône Valley and Languedoc, the department of Gard enjoys a favourable location. On top of this geographical asset, it offers a great selection of places to discover, ranging from Provencal villages and towns with a rich heritage like Nimes, Uzès, Aigues-Mortes and Beaucaire, to the famous Pont du Gard bridge, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, through the preserved countryside of the Gard Camargue and the Cévennes National Park.
Situated in the heart of Languedoc, along the Mediterranean Sea, the Hérault is a special destination for relaxation lovers with its seaside resorts and its coast lined with long sandy beaches great for relaxing. The Hérault also offers to its visitors a multitude of cultural and natural places of interest to discover. Cities with a rich heritage such as Montpellier, Pézenas and Lodève, the Languedoc inland countryside, its beautiful villages and its unspoiled landscapes which delight hiking fans, and the Hérault valley and its two famous caves decorated with magnificent concretions, are as many attractions to be discovered.
A haven for lovers of nature and tranquillity, Lozère, a former province in Gévaudan, lies at the heart of the Massif Central and offers exceptionally varied and unspoilt scenery that’s great for hiking. The area is dotted with picturesque villages and hamlets. Aubrac, Margeride, the Tarn and Jonte gorges, the Causses and the Cévennes are all among the wild, authentic areas you can travel around on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike, exploring the countless paths and trails in Lozère.
Being exceptionally sunny throughout the year, the Pyrénées-Orientales, to the north of Catalonia, offers those who love nature and built heritage an infinite variety of things to see: the Mediterranean coast, lined with long beaches of fine sand perfect for sunbathing; the Vermillion Coast, whose picturesque charm has inspired many artists; the high plateau of Cerdanya with its landscapes bathed in light; the Pyrenean heights, including the no less famous peak of Canigou; the walled towns and beautiful villages, whose architectural treasures delight lovers of old buildings… An area full of diverse scenery which offers a variety of pleasures, with the joys of the mountains and the sea!