Towns of Languedoc

The towns of Languedoc have the best of both worlds: brilliant sunshine and shady little streets. From Montpellier to Béziers, Sète and Lodève, the towns are overflowing with charm and atmosphere,
along with the type of good life that only the South of France can offer.

Mediterranean towns often have central squares bathed in sunlight, where the biggest also boast an opera house, colourful markets brimming with deliciously scented produce, and restaurants offering shady terraces where you can while away the hours. The town centres are a maze of narrow pedestrian streets where different centuries sit happily side by side, from streets dating back to the Middle Ages
to stately 19th century private mansions.

Sète - Hérault, le Languedoc © S. Lucchese - Hérault Tourisme

Pézenas - Hérault, le Languedoc © Photothèque Hérault Tourisme - S. Lucchese


Both in summer and winter, a relaxed way of life prevails in the towns of southern France. A labyrinth of shady medieval streets will lead you from craftsman's workshop to pretty boutique, or private mansion to renowned museum (as in Montpellier for example).

The colourful town squares are the perfect spot to take a break on the terrace of some picturesque café as you relax and enjoy the Mediterranean pace of life.

In Pézenas and Béziers, history and heritage unite to create an exceptional backdrop to the comings and goings of everyday life. Their lively atmosphere steeped in the typical aromas of the South will work their charm at the bustling markets and during local festivals, which often include a musical element. Tradition is alive and kicking here, with buzzing local festivals that are a very important part of the year’s events. They are the best way to witness, if you still need convincing, the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of the towns of the Mediterranean.


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