Map of places to visit in Languedoc-Roussillon

You can find details of some of the places we suggest you visit near Languedoc-Roussillon below the map...

 
 

Agde:

Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast

Agde guide

Aigne:

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite Minervois villages

Aigne guide

Aigues-Mortes:

The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town that retains its entire medieval defences and an interesting historical centre

Aigues-Mortes guide

Aigueze:

The pretty village of Aigueuze, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', also has great views across the Gorges de l'Ardeche

Aigueze guide

 
 

Alet-les-Bains:

The abbey ruins are the most imposing monument in Alet-les-Bains but be sure to explore the town to discover the other highlights

Alet-les-Bains guide

Anduze:

The historic heart of Anduze, with its small squares and medieval houses, is very pleasant to explore

Anduze guide

Argeles-sur-Mer:

The long beach, the forest and the lively town mean Argeles-sur-Mer is a very popular summertime resort

Argeles-sur-Mer guide

Arles-sur-Tech:

The main highlight in Arles-sur-Tech is the Benedictine Abbey and cloisters, mostly dating from the 13th century

Arles-sur-Tech guide

Aumont Aubrac:

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when you are nearby

Aumont Aubrac guide

 
 

Avene:

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old village of Avene are also enjoyable to explore

Avene guide

Bagnols-sur-Ceze:

Bagnols-sur-Céze is one of the largest towns in the northern Gard region of Languedoc-Roussillon

Bagnols-sur-Ceze guide

Balaruc-le-Vieux:

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a long-established spa town

Balaruc-le-Vieux guide

Banyuls-sur-Mer:

As well as the beach in Banyuls-sur-Mer there is also an old town of narrow streets to explore

Banyuls-sur-Mer guide

Barjac:

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he northern Gard department

Barjac guide

Beaucaire:

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes and Avignon

Beaucaire guide

Beziers:

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting monuments to see

Beziers guide

Bize-Minervois:

Bize-Minervois is a small village but its pretty houses and popular swimming river in summer make it a good place for a detour

Bize-Minervois guide

Bouzigues:

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete without sampling the fresh oysters and mussels

Bouzigues guide

Cap d'Agde:

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest on the Languedoc coast, well known for its naturist and non-naturist beaches

Cap d'Agde guide

Carcassonne:

The medieval fortress-town of Carcassonne is very extensive and very interesting. Highly recommended!

Carcassonne guide

Castelbouc:

The tiny village of Castelbouc, in the Gorges du Tarn, is very lovely and in an exceptional riverside location

Castelbouc guide

Castelnaudary:

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and is the town where cassoulet was invented

Castelnaudary guide

Castelnou:

The picturesque village of Castelnou, overlooked by a castle, is one of our favourite Languedoc-Roussillon villages

Castelnou guide

Caunes-Minervois:

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you will also want to take a break in the small village of Caunes-Minervois

Caunes-Minervois guide

Ceret:

Ceret has an extensive historic town centre and a Picasso Museum among its highlights. Among our favourite towns in the western Pyrenees.

Ceret guide

Cevennes National Park:

The varied landscapes of the Cevennes National Park are famous as the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Travels with a Donkey'!

Cevennes National Park guide

Chateau d'Aguilar:

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in the south of France

Chateau d'Aguilar guide

Chateau de Peyrepertuse:

Visit the Peyrepertuse Castle, the most popular of the Cathar castles found in the south of France

Chateau de Peyrepertuse guide

Chateau de Puilaurens:

Castle Puilaurens is a Cathar castle of France in a beautiful mountain location

Chateau de Puilaurens guide

Chateau de Queribus:

Castle Quéribus is a famous castle on the summit of a mountain in the south of France used by the Cathars

Chateau de Queribus guide

Chateau de Termes:

Château De Termes is one of the most important Cathar castles in southern France

Chateau de Termes guide

Cirque de Moureze:

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles in northern Languedoc-Roussillon

Cirque de Moureze guide

Clermont-l'Herault:

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are exploring the scenery of the region such as the Lac du Salagou and the Cirque de Moureze

Clermont-l'Herault guide

Collioure:

With a very attractive traditional harbour town to exlore and a small beach, Collioure is our favourite Languedoc resort

Collioure guide

Cornillon:

Cornillon, France is a hilltop village with an interesting historic centre in the north of Languedoc-Roussillon

Cornillon guide

Elne:

Elne is a quiet town, with the cathedral cloisters among the highlights in the town

Elne guide

Etang de Thau:

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small fishing villages around its edges

Etang de Thau guide

Eus:

The steep streets of Eus re very lovely to explore - and it is said to be the sunniest village in France!

Eus guide

Florac:

Both the surrounding scenery and the town centre of Florac make it a very enjoyable destination

Florac guide

Fontfroide Abbey:

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one of the most interesting abbeys in the region

Fontfroide Abbey guide

Fort de Salses:

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a substantial and impregnable fortress

Fort de Salses guide

Gorges de l'Aude:

The Gorges de l'Aude are a scenic highlight to explore close to Carcassonne

Gorges de l'Aude guide

Gorges de la Fou:

In the Gorges de la Fou you can walk along the bottom of one of the deepest gorges in the Pyrenees

Gorges de la Fou guide

Gorges de la Jonte:

Less dramatic and less well known than the Gorges du Tarn north of here, the Gorges de la Jonte are also very scenic and a pleasure to explore

Gorges de la Jonte guide

Gorges du Tarn:

The cliffs and deep wooded slopes of the Gorges du Tarn make it one of the most lovely places in France to explore

Gorges du Tarn guide

Goudargues:

Goudargues is a small town on the banks of a canal in the Gard department in the Cèze valley

Goudargues guide

Gruissan:

As well as the pleasure port and old village centre, Gruissan is also well known for its windsurfing

Gruissan guide

Ille-sur-Tet:

Here in Ille-sur-Tet it is the remarkable rock formations on the edge of the village that are most interesting to visitors

Ille-sur-Tet guide

La Garde-Guerin:

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the best preserved and unspoiled French villages that we have visited

La Garde-Guerin guide

La Grande-Motte:

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long beach attracts the crowds!

La Grande-Motte guide

La Palme:

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach, lagoon and vineyards to explore

La Palme guide

La Pomarede:

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if you are passing the village of La Pomarede it is a lovely place for a stroll and a picnic

La Pomarede guide

La Roque-sur-Ceze:

It is very lovely exploring the steep streets in the ancient village of La Roque-sur-Ceze

La Roque-sur-Ceze guide

Lagrasse:

The romantic atmosphere in medieval Lagrasse have made it a popular centre for artisans and artists

Lagrasse guide

Le Grau-du-Roi:

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the most popular, beach resorts in Languedoc-Roussillon

Le Grau-du-Roi guide

Le Lac-du-Salagou:

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and several places of interest close by

Le Lac-du-Salagou guide

Le Pont de Montvert:

The village of Le Pont-de-Montvert is one of the prettiest villages in the Cevennes National Park, on the river Tarn

Le Pont de Montvert guide

Le Vigan:

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within the Cevennes National Park

Le Vigan guide

Les loups du gevaudan:

Les loups du gevaudan guide

Les Matelles:

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from the coast when you are staying near Montpellier

Les Matelles guide

Leucate:

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting along the Languedoc coast

Leucate guide

Limoux:

The small town of Limoux is best visited in late spring to enjoy the Carnival of Limoux, one of the oldest and best known carnivals in France

Limoux guide

Lodeve:

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit to Lodeve

Lodeve guide

Loupian:

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the 1st century mosaics at the nearby Roman villa

Loupian guide

Lunas and area:

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs' region of Herault

Lunas and area guide

Lussan:

Lussan is a pretty village of character in Languedoc-Roussillon with two ancient castles

Lussan guide

Maguelone:

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the southern edge of the Etang de Thau

Maguelone guide

Marseillan:

Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on the Etng de Thau

Marseillan guide

Marvejols:

The quiet regional town of Marvejols has several interesting historic monuments to discover

Marvejols guide

Mende:

On the northern edge of the Cevennes National Park, Mende itself has a cathedral and other interesting sites to visit

Mende guide

Meyrueis:

The small rivers that meet in the centre of the town and the lively atmosphere in summer make Meyrueis a popular detour with those exploring the scenic highlights in Lozere

Meyrueis guide

Meze:

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of Meze, with oyster production active here for hundreds of years

Meze guide

Minerve:

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant to explore, and you also have great views across the region

Minerve guide

Molitg-les-Bains:

If you are wanting a spa break in the Pyrenees mountains the scenery and setting for Molitg-les-Bains would make it a good choice

Molitg-les-Bains guide

Montbrun:

The small but very pretty village of Montbrun is at the eastern end of the Gorges du Tarn

Montbrun guide

Montclus:

Montclus is a tiny but beautiful village in a lovely setting on the Cèze river

Montclus guide

Montolieu:

Built on the edge of a deep ravine, Montolieu is well known as a centre for historic books and book production

Montolieu guide

Montpellier:

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very lively university town

Montpellier guide

Mosset:

The medieval streets in the heart of Mosset have helped it become listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'

Mosset guide

Mount Canigou:

Although not very high, Mont Canigou dominates the landscape and culture of the wetern Pyrenees

Mount Canigou guide

Narbonne:

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around the cathedral are especially worth exploring

Narbonne guide

Nimes:

Nimes contains some of the most complete ancient Roman monuments to be seen anywhere in France

Nimes guide

Olargues:

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur river that encircles Olargues this is one of our favourite Languedoc villages

Olargues guide

Palavas-les-Flots:

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that is popular in summer

Palavas-les-Flots guide

Perpignan:

Those looking for a traditional French town with interesting sites will be pleased to discover Perpignan

Perpignan guide

Pezenas:

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas one of our favourite towns in the region

Pezenas guide

Pont du Gard:

The Pont-du-Gard is a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, an extraordinary feat of engineering and one of the most impressive Roman monuments in Europe

Pont du Gard guide

Port Vendres:

Port-Vendres is a natural port (unusual here in southern Languedoc), a local fishing town and a yacht harbour

Port Vendres guide

Port-la-Nouvelle:

One of the largest industrial ports in France, Port-la-Nouvelle also has a popular beach resort in the town

Port-la-Nouvelle guide

Prades:

Prades makes a pleasant detour when you are exploring the valleys of the western Pyrenees

Prades guide

Prafrance bamboo garden:

We enjoyed walking through the alleys of bamboo at the bamboo garden at Prafrance

Prafrance bamboo garden guide

Prats de Mollo la Preste:

In Prats-de-Mollo you will enjoy exploring the historic centre, then the energetic can climb the hill to the Fort Lagarede above the town

Prats de Mollo la Preste guide

Quillan:

Be sure to take a stroll through Quillan as part of your trip to explore the Aude countryside

Quillan guide

Rennes-le-Chateau:

A small village with lovely views, it is also the legends associating Rennes-le-Chateau with the Holy Grail that attracts many visitors here

Rennes-le-Chateau guide

Rennes-les-Bains:

Rennes-les-Bains is a traditional spa town in the Aude countryside

Rennes-les-Bains guide

Roquebrun:

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to the charm of this small, unspoiled town

Roquebrun guide

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales:

Activity in the seaside resort of Saint-Cyprien is most definitely centred around the beach and seafront!

Saint Cyprien - Pyrenees Orientales guide

Saint-Ambroix:

Saint-Ambroix is an interesting town, in part because of the ruined castles and the rocky 'plateau du dugas' in the village centre

Saint-Ambroix guide

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn:

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn is in an idyllic spot within the western part of the Gorges du Tarn

Saint-Chely-du-Tarn guide

Saint-Chinian:

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good quality wind produced here

Saint-Chinian guide

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert:

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can see it is rather special - and you certainly aren't disappointed when you arrive!

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide

Saint-Hilaire:

Saint-Hilaire is a pleasant village that is dominated by the lovely Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, built in the 13th-14th century

Saint-Hilaire guide

Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres:

Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres is a small historic village with several imposing historic monuments in the Gard department

Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres guide

Saint-Martin-de-Londres:

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a 12th century roman style church

Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide

Saint-Victor-la-Coste:

Saint-Victor-la-Coste in Languedoc-Roussillon has several historic monuments including an ancient castle on the hill behind the village

Saint-Victor-la-Coste guide

Sainte-Enimie:

Sainte-Enimie is the most extensive, and perhaps the most interesting, of the pretty villages along the Gorges du Tarne

Sainte-Enimie guide

Saissac:

In Saissac the highlights include the views from the top of the village and the castle at the bottom of the village

Saissac guide

Sauve:

There are numerous places of interest to discover as you explore the narrow ancient streets in the heart of Sauve

Sauve guide

Sete:

Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu

Sete guide

Sigean Nature Reserve:

Sigean is a very popular wildlife park where thousands of animals such as lions, zebras nd rhinoceroslive in semi-freedom

Sigean Nature Reserve guide

Sommieres:

Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although children might prefer the river beach...

Sommieres guide

Uzes:

The medieval centre of Uzes is interesting to explore, then perhaps visit the extensive caves at nearby La Cocaliere

Uzes guide

Vezenobres:

The village of Vézénobres, north-west of Nimes, is a delightful small village quite overlooked by most visitors

Vezenobres guide

Villefranche-de-Conflent:

Villefranche-de-Conflent is a fascinating place to explore, with a fortified ancient village in the valley and a substantial fort high on the cliff above the village

Villefranche-de-Conflent guide

Villeneuve-les-Avignon:

Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon you will also find several places and sights that are interesting

Villeneuve-les-Avignon guide

Villeneuvette:

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built as a cloth factory with housing for the workers

Villeneuvette guide