Things to See and Do in Languedoc


From your holiday home in the Languedoc, close to Montpellier, Nimes, Narbonne, Beziers, Carcassonne or Perpignan, you will find that this region offers dramatic contrasts – miles and miles of glorious sandy beaches on the one hand, and yet you can go skiing for the day in the Pyrenees. More importantly, this is the world's biggest wine-making region and a tour of the area reads like a wine list. Inland are amazing gorges and rivers, and hillsides dotted with castles dating from the bloodthirsty Cathar times. No matter where your self-catering accommodation is located in the Languedoc region, you'll find lots of things to do and see!


Areas of Languedoc

To make your search easier we have divided the Languedoc into smaller areas. Click on the area of your choice to find more information about each area's best sights, picturesque villages, relaxing beaches, quality restaurants, and other things to do!


  • Carcassonne & Toulouse

     One of Southern France’s ancient border regions, this area is still dotted with medieval strongholds, castles and citadels that bring alive child-like imaginations and fantasies of courageous knights, beautiful princesses and righteous kings ...

  • Haut-Languedoc

    This underrated region of Haut-Languedoc makes a far cry from the busy coastal bliss. This region is all about nature and wildlife with its rolling mountains, beautiful scenery, lake beaches, mountain rivers and the most picturesque villages ...

  • Montpellier & Sete

    The coast between Sète and Montpellier is dotted with small seaside villages, nearly all of which are dedicated to the dual arts of wine-making and fishing. Another feature of this coastline are the impressing lagoons with their famous bird life ...

  • Narbonne & Beziers

    The central Languedoc is a holidaymaker’s paradise where the glorious sandy beaches seem to go on forever. The famous beaches around Agde, Valras and Serignan have stretched boulevards with tourist markets, shops, terraces, bars, ...

  • Nimes & the Camargue

    This region in the centre of the French Mediterranean is the foremost core of ancient Roman heritage in the South of France, with the famous Pont du Gard as its finest example. There's also the outstanding natural reserve of the Camargue with its ...

  • Perpignan & the Pyrenees

    This varied area along the Spanish border of Roussillon is rich in history, culture, gastronomy and diverse landscapes. It offers holidaymakers the opportunity to explore rocky coves and glorious beaches, hike in the mountains, visit fabled cities ...


Travelling to Languedoc

The Languedoc region is well-served by major airports from the UK and Ireland and can also be easily reached by road or rail. Read our Getting Here Guide for help with planning your trip from home to your holiday destination here in the South of France.


Find a Villa in Languedoc

We have 300+ holiday rental properties in this area of Southern France, ranging from chateaux, luxury villas and large country houses and smaller gites and apartments. Many of our properties have private pools in this area have private pools. Take a look at our selection of featured properties or browse the full range.

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