Languedoc and Limousin
The principal cities are : Nîmes and Montpellier with many other cities ideal for city breaks: Perpignan, Carcassonne….
Languedoc-Roussillon borders Spain. This is a region with a history that has survived the ages in tradition, monuments and landscape. here is where you begin to enjoy the Pyrenees: sporting activities, natural beauty, food, wine and much more. Winter sports are in abundance while you still enjoy the Mediterranean climate.
The Mediterranean climate makes for a great holiday by the sea. As Languedoc-Roussillon is a coastal region there are beaches, sailing and water sports. The sea itself brings more food and also health to the region with the natural uses of sea water in spas. Enjoy the culture steeped in French and Spanish traditions.
Nimes, Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan – towns and cities of great character!
Limousin’s countryside has a charming, fairy-tale character, with thick forests, sunny clearings and clear, undulating rivers. This countryside also offers the chance to stumble upon medieval villages and romantic, granite churches built by the mason farmers.
Limoges, the famous porcelain centre with its towering cathedral, historic Butchers Quarter and history dating back before Roman times. Bourganeuf was a historically important centre for the Knights Templar. Chalus is where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded. St. Leonard de Noblat has its collegiate church. Aubusson, famous for its beautiful tapestries. Crozant and Fresslines were a favourite haunt of artists including Monet. Everywhere there are wonderful 12th Century churches, chateaux and cathedrals.