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Languedoc-Roussillon

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Languedoc-Roussillon
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Quick Facts
Capital Montpellier
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 27,376 km2
Population 2,565,000(2007 est)
Language French(Official), Occitan, Catalan
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

Languedoc-Roussillon [1] is a large region of southern France with a long Mediterranean coastline that borders the French regions of Provence and Midi-Pyrenees, to the east and west respectively, and occupies the easternmost part of the French border with Spain to the south.

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  • Cevennes - a fine area of wooded mountains, where the re-introduced griffon vulture can be seen. There is a great meteorological exhibition
  • Cirque de Navacelles — an amazing cirque where the road almost unbelievably descends to a tiny village
  • Côte Vermeille — canton in the south
  • Gorges d'Héric— apparently there is a narrow gauge railway connected with this
  • Le Sidobre — le Sidobre, just east of Castres, forms the westernmost extremity of the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc.It is cut by deep river valleys and covered with marvellous woods. It renowned for its granite: huge boulders litter the woods, often carved by the millennia into fascinating shapes, such as Les Trois Fromages and l'Oie
  • Monts d'Espinouse — a beautiful range of relatively low mountains, wild and craggy with few paths, around the D14 from Olargues to Fraisse-sur-Agout. A small side road (to the left from the above direction) leads to the tiny pretty village of Douch, from which there is a good path to the summit of Mont Caroux, where you suddenly come across a great southern vista.
  • Pic Carlit — though nearly 3,000 metes in height, does not require specialist climbing skills in summer. Fabulous views and a good chance of seeing ibex and chamois.
  • Pyrenees — mountain range in the south, at the border with Spain
  • Alaigne — a small picturesque village in the Aude region, offering a great place to base an exploration of the Cathar country.

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Besides French, Catalan is also spoken in the south-eastern corner (Roussillon, Cerdagne). The language that used to be spoken in the whole south of France, called Occitan (or Langue d'Oc), is still spoken in some villages and is actively recovered by some associations in the big cities (manily Carcassone, Béziers, Montpellier, Narbonne).

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Airports in Languedoc-Roussillon include Carcassonne, Beziers and Perpignan.

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The Charm of Languedoc Roussillon is captured in hundreds of villages, each with an unique character and individual charm. Predominantly a wine growing region, many villages are famous for excellent individual wines.

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France's western Mediterranean coast is a hotbed of windsurfing. Gruissan, about 10km away from Narbonne on the coast, offers both sea and lake windsurfing options.

  • Domaine de Pommayrac (Domaine de Pommayrac nearby Carcassonne: horse trail riding and horseback lessons and courses, holiday accomodations, restaurant), Chemin de Pommayrac, [2]. In the southern France, nearby the City of Carcassonne UNESCO site, enjoy week-ends and holidays in a charming country lanscape of vineyards, pine forest trees and hilly meadows. We propose you customized holidays : tourist accomodations (guest-houses, studios and bedrooms), a restaurant L'Auberge de Pommayrac (famous local products and wines), a horse and pony riding centre (lessons, trail riding and courses), and also a watersports centre in the town of Couiza (canoe kayaking on the Aude river). We organise language + horse riding courses for teens and youngsters. Tailormade vacations for adults and families also. (43.1248184,2.32719139) edit


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Meet the biggest wine field of the world ...In Languedoc-Roussillon region, vineyards are everywhere. Passion and tradition of wine, the vineyard and history of this region are one. Sunny area, wind to clean up vines, wine has in Languedoc-Roussillon the best land to express their typicals features.

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Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France's safest regions, despite the rampant poverty rates found throughout the area. There are, however, many pick-pocketers in this area of France as well as growing drug-related problems.

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