Summer activities in Languedoc

The Languedoc is a unique region in France. It is not for no reason a popular holiday area. The nature is beautiful: the Mediterranean Sea with wide beaches and charming seaside resorts and the Pyrenees where you can take beautiful walks. Next to the coastal region there are the vineyards and olive groves, interspersed with authentic French villages. In the region there are numerous castles, the most important of which is the UNESCO monument "La Cité" in Carcassonne. A day at an amusement park, aquapark or zoo is always popular, as is sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, horseback riding or quad biking.

Tourist places on the coast

The Languedoc coast starts at the border with Spain where the foothills of the Pyrenees enter the Mediterranean Sea. In this southernmost coastal region there are several well-known touristic places surrounded by beautiful nature: Banyuls-sur-Mer, Port Vendres and Collioure. The coast consists of rocky coves with occasional beaches. Further north, at Argelès-sur-Mer, the wide sandy beaches begin. Then come St. Cyprien and Canet, places with a beautiful Boulevard with cozy terraces. The capital of this region is Perpignan.

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Perpignan is the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department and is known for its typical Catalan atmosphere. Perpignan is a pleasant city with boulevards with trees, cafes, restaurants with tapas and an exciting nightlife. In Perpignan there are various sights and fun things to do. Beautiful buildings, museums, historic buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, it's all there. In the culinary specialties of Perpignan and surroundings, the Spanish and Catalan influences are visible. A popular dessert is the "Crème Catalane". This is the Catalan version of the crème brûlée. Perpignan can be discovered in various ways: in a bus with an open roof, a tourist train, electric scooter, or normal scooter. More information...

  • Catalan atmosphere
  • Historic buildings
  • Museums
  • Palace King Majorca
  • Shopping centres
  • Restaurants and terraces
  • Culinary specialties
  • Events and festivals
  • Markets


Andorra is a small principality in the Pyrenees between France and Spain and has an area of a mere 468 km2. Andorra is a prosperous country and is mainly dependent on tourism and its status as a tax haven. Well-known is Caldea, the largest European hot water park in the mountains. There are 2 heads of state: the French president and a bishop from Spain.
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The Pyrenees, the narrow mountain range on the French-Spanish border, has a beautiful nature with high mountains, narrow gorges, wide views, authentic villages, snowy peaks, huge waterfalls, and mountain lakes. It is a popular hiking area. A few bears still live in the Pyrenees, but there is little chance that you will encounter one.
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Sports activities in languedoc

Are you sporty and do you like to stay active during the holidays? There are many possibilities in the Languedoc:

  • hiking, cycling, playing golf
  • horse riding, quad biking.
  • rafting, canoeing
  • parachuting
  • mountain climbing, exploring caves

Culture and history


For a long time, these Christians held out, but eventually they were defeated by the Roman church in a bloody war.

Cité in Carcassonne

Huge castle with a medieval village in it. This UNESCO monument has remained unscathed all these years.


A village with an unsolved riddle. How did the pastor get so much money? and why is there a picture of the devil in the church?

Aqua parks

Along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea there are several Aquaparks. You can't do your children any greater pleasure than to go here for a day. There are activities for the whole family. High slides, white water courses and other slides with great height and enormous speed. Some slides also test your adrenaline, a fun challenge for young people and teenagers!
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Train jaune

Visit the "Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes"for a day during your holiday, this is a region located south of Quillan near the Spanish border. In the region you can take a trip with "Le Train jaune". This train journey is special because of the large height differences (1200m) it endures, the beautiful views and the world-famous places that you encounter along the way. This train runs from Villefranche de Conflent to the southwest, towards Andorra.
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Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is a special structure which makes a river connection through the South of France from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. A big problem concerning this structure was its ridge. Around 1700 the construction of this structure started where there was water supply to a high point of the ridge. To ensure that there was always water in the canal, almost 100 locks were  built, sometimes as many as 9 in direct succession because of a height difference of 20m.
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Water sports in the Mediterranean



Jet skiing

Boat trips

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