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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Languedoc-Roussillon
A region of torment in the past due to its position on the borders of the Kingdom of France, Languedoc-Roussillon has become a region of links, between north and south, between land and sea, between France and neighbouring countries, between heritage and modernity. Here in Languedoc-Roussillon, from Pyrénées-Orientales to Lozère, from Hérault to Aude and Gard, the close links between landscape and architecture, villages and people, are obvious. Nature, preserved and accessible to all, provides the bond between pleasure and relaxation. The unique is everywhere at hand: with six sites – the Causses and the Cévennes, the fortified city of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, Pont du Gard, St James’ Trail to Santiago de Compostela and the Vauban fortresses – Languedoc-Roussillon is the best endowed region in France for monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites, and one of the least urbanised in France. Languedoc-Roussillon is a vast land of contrasts, where, from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees, from Margeride to Aspres, from Petite Camargue to Corbières, the wild beauty of its sites is only equalled by the soothing charm of the 220 kilometres of coastal beaches.
But the wealth of the region, with all its diversity, goes far beyond. Between cities on the move and villages that have kept their soul, between starred chefs, fine ambassadors of regional gastronomy, and vineyards that promote wine tourism, it is a kaleidoscope of colours, scents and flavours. An ocean of sensations just waiting to be discovered. www.destinationsuddefrance.com
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