Information about Languedoc-Roussillon

Map of Languedoc-Roussillon in France

Location of Languedoc-Roussillon

Map of the major towns and cites in Languedoc-Roussillon

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Regional capital : Montpellier

Departments / Counties of Languedoc-Roussillon

Number Department Capital
66 Pyrénées Orientales Perpignan
48 Lozère Mende
34 Hérault Montpellier
30 Gard Nîmes
11 Aude Carcassonne

Located in southern France, bordering Spain and the Mediterranean sea.

The Pyrenees mountains climb high to the south, the plains with the rives and coastline bordering the ocean. Mono culture of wine, except Rousillion, fruit. Industries areas are at Nimes and Montpellier.

The word Languedoc oridinates from the "Oc" language, the region where once people spoke the language of Oc, whilst in the rest of France the people spoke Oui.

The turbulent history, Roman, Caroligien, Toulouse, Spain then France in 1659.

The excellent climate and beaches have made the region a preferred destination for the summer holidays.

A region with deep traditions and way of life. The sport of Rugby is very important and played in all towns.

The flat-lands of the Camargue with a bull chasing, a strong gypsy influence, the famous white horses and black bulls, rice and wine.

Gites, Bed and breakfast, Chambres hotes

Pezenas Properties : A directory of gites and apartments.
Aude Chambres D'Hôtes Languedoc : Pretty house 35 kilometers from Carcassone, with 5 bedrooms.

Universities, colleges, schools