Camping Guide to Languedoc, France

Three important words sum up the Languedoc region, History, Holidays and Wine, the latter being produced in immense amounts; in fact more than Australia! The region itself occupies the south east stretch of France, between PACA (Provence Alpes Cote Azur) region and the border with north east Spain

This guide of Languedoc will take you through the great resorts you can base yourself or visit and will point out campsites in Languedoc that will give you everything you need from a camping holiday.

Visit Languedoc, France - Montpellier

Montpellier is a dynamic city of high-tech industry, bold new architecture and buzzing student life. The modernity of its architecture, the spaciousness of its squares, parks and walkways, and its multitude of fountains.

People congregate around Place de la Comédie in the fashionable old town, where elegant mansions and museums line narrow winding streets. The 17th and 18th century Promenade du Peyrou is an impressive ensemble of a triumphal arch, a regal statue (of Louis XIV) and the water tower at the head of the aqueduct. The tourist office, found at the Place de la Comédie, organizes guided tours that explore some sights and buildings not normally open to the public. Getting around Montpellier is simple thanks to the inexpensive, quiet and sleekly designed trams. Ville à Vélo, on rue Maguelone, rents out bicycles, tandems and motorized cycles, and offers secure parking for them with 1,200 attachment points throughout the city. This is an excellent way to see Montpellier as there are 120km of bicycle routes, 11km of which follow the tramway.

Montpellier has a policy of making the arts available to as many people as possible, with very reasonably priced tickets. In the summer you will be spoiled for choice with the Montpellier Dance Festival, circus performers in June and the Radio France modern and classical music festival in July.

Beautiful places such as the walled city of Aigues-Mortes and the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert need to be visited to be fully appreciated. Coastal resorts such as Sete, Le Grau du Roi, Vias Plage, Agde, Beziers, Narbonne, Argeles sur Mer and Collioure line the mediterranean coast towards Spain and will provide you with an outstanding place to base yourself.


You may also be interested to read more about what not to miss in Languedoc's neighbouring region:
Cote d'Azur. Or return to our guide to France directory list

Further reading on the region can be found on Wikipedia.