SOUTH OF FRANCE, A DESTINATION THAT IS NATURALLY FAVOURED !

The South of France destination is both singular by reason of its atmosphere and plural by reason of its landscapes and its areas. A fine combination of sky and land, of sea and mountain.

From Camargue to the Pyrenees, from the Lozère highlands to the Côte Vermeille by way of the piedmont and the plains of Languedoc, South of France is a region of authentic pleasures which are just asking to be shared.

A land which makes the South of France a synonym for sensual pleasures.

Everywhere in South of France – from the Eastern Pyrenees to Lozère, from Hérault to Aude through Gard – the intimate links between the landscape and the architecture and between the villages and the people are obvious. Nature has been preserved and is accessible to all, a source of harmony, pleasure and relaxation.

The unique is within reach everywhere...

With six sites (Causses and Cévennes, the citadel of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Pont du Gard, the Santiago di Compostella Pilgrim Routes and the Vauban fortresses), south of France is thus the Region of France that is the most endowed with monuments and places on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and is one of the least urbanised in France. It is also the choice location for the Grands Sites de France as five sites (out of 14 in France) have been awarded this distinction for the most beautiful landscapes in France. Five other sites are in the process of obtaining this label.

However the wealth of the South of France Destination is so diverse, extending far beyond...

It is a genuine kaleidoscope of colours, scents and flavours – from the fast-paced cities and the villages that retain their unique charm to the prize-winning chefs, proud ambassadors of the regional gastronomy and the excellent wineries welcoming wine tourists.

Protected, warm, genuine, the Mediterranean coast welcomes you in seaside resorts integrated into their surroundings and open to the sea (La Grande Motte, Gruissan, Saint-Cyprien…) or in fishing ports that are typical of the area (Le Grau du Roi, Sète, Port Vendres…) You will experience quiet or invigorating holidays and profit from all the nautical activities that the Mediterranean can offer you: regattas, cruises, fishing for sport, windsurfing, kite-surfing and sailboarding, there is something for every taste…

From the streets enlivened with a thousand shops, squares and shady terraces, the doors of the towns open on to an exceptional heritage: Montpellier where the thousand-year old city is right next to districts of decidedly contemporary architecture; Nîmes and Béziers where the fairs celebrate their passion for bulls and horses; Sète, an unusual island consecrated by Paul Valéry et Georges Brassens; Carcassonne and Narbonne, proud of a prestigious Roman and medieval past; Perpignan, former capital of the Kings of Majorca at the gates of Spain; Mende, leaning on the Lot in a setting of greenery…

In a preserved environment, where the sea and the mountains meet, nature-lovers enjoy, summer and winter, all the open-air leisure activities.

Also renowned for the health benefits of its waters, the region is a permanent invitation to serenity owing to its many establishments for fitness and well-being.

Cruising along its coastline or strolling along the Canal du Midi are also some of the most agreeable ways of perceiving the charm and the good life in South of France.

South of France Destination, blessed by nature!