of Languedoc-Roussillon has five departments: Aude (11), Gard (30), Herault (34), Lozere (48) and Pyrenees-Orientales (66).
Neighbouring regions are Auvergne,
Midi-Pyrenees, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and Rhone-Alpes.
The regional capital of
Languedoc-Rousillon is Montpellier.
Influenced by the Mediterranean, Languedoc-Roussillon is one of
the sunniest regions of France.
Languedoc-Roussillon offers 150 miles of beaches and a stunning
hinterland rising up to the Massif Central and the Pyrenees.
The major towns of Montpellier, Perpignan, Nimes and Carcassonne all
have their own, unique character. But get out of the urban centres and you'll really
appreciate what Languedoc-Roussillon has to offer the tourist.
The wine-growing areas are gaining in popularity and there's plenty of
historical attractions throughout the region with prehistoric caves, abbeys and Romain
remains. Not to mention the Cathar castles.
201, avenue de la Pompignane - 34064 Montpellier.
Reviews and photos of all 42 beaches in Languedoc-Roussillon. The beaches of
Languedoc-Roussillon tend to be larger and sandier than Provence's pebbly equivalents and
some stretch for miles along a coastline that is predominantly flat and straight.
(Espiguette, in the Camargue, is said to be Europe's longest).
Tourism in Languedoc-Roussillon:
Comite Regional du Tourisme Languedoc-Roussillon
417, rue Samuel Morse - 34960 Montpellier.
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