Sightseeing & Activities

Explore the region. There is a lot to discover.

The region offers a wide variety of views and activities to have a great stay. From nature to culture – there is something for everyone.

Carcassonne & Cathar castles

When most people think of ‘Carcassonne’, they think of the massive medieval citadel sitting on the hill overlooking the ‘new town’ of Carcassonne. It’s no wonder the castle dominates the town in people’s minds – it is France’s second-most visited tourist spot after the Tour Eiffel,

Cycling & Hiking

The Languedoc is a cyclist & hikers paradise. From flat canal banks to undulating vineyards and steep mountain roads; whatever your style there is something here for you. There is an excellent local bike rental business that are very happy to deliver and pick up.

Wine tasting & tours

You won’t find a better region in France to go wine tasting – the wines here not only (increasingly) good, they’re also very interesting, and there are plenty of wine makers keen to show off and talk about their latest creations.

Local Lakes

There are a lot of lakes to explore in the region: Lac de la Cavayère, Bassin de Saint-Ferréol (both approx 40 mins away).

Grottes of Montagne Noire

There are hundreds of caves scattered all over the Languedoc Roussillon. Some of them are just simple shelters on the sides of mountain roads, but others are enormous warrens of indescribable beauty which have been opened up to public access.

Canal Du Midi

The Canal du Midi (meaning canal of the two seas) is 241 km (150 mi) long. It was originally named the Canal royal en Languedoc (Royal Canal in Languedoc) but the French revolutionaries renamed it to Canal du Midi in 1789. It was considered at the time to be one of the greatest construction works of the 17th century.

Local Markets

There’s something special about a French Market; somehow it epitomises much of what goes to create the unique character of France – the lack of haste, the gentle friendliness of the people who live here and, above all, an abundance of great fresh produce.

Adventure sports

The main road D118 through Limoux into the mountains towards Quillan is breathtaking. It meanders along side the river Aude which is literally littered with centres for white water rafting, kayaking, cannyonning & rock climbing.

Mediterranean beaches

The sea beaches of Languedoc Roussillon, south France 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 one of Europe’s longest.)

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