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Our Region

With its rich and diverse culture, Occitania, formerly the Languedoc Roussillon region, is one of the most stunning areas in the south of France. The Occitania is renowned for its dry and warm climate throughout the year, mild winters and hot summers. With properties starting at €10 000, from small village houses to prestigious estates, there truly is something for every one.

It is steeped in history, with medieval castles, ancient wine presses, roman roads, stunning chateaux and of course 'Le Canal du Midi'.

Wine

There is a thriving wine industry producing some excellent great value wines from many grape varieties. As you wander through old villages and see the "vignerons" using traditional methods and tools. You can also see the vast co operatives where things work on a much more industrial scale to produce wines that are exported all over the globe. Wine tastings (dégustations) can be easily arranged or they are often happy for you to just drop in for a more spontaneous sampling!

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Food

The French are renowned for their love of food and this is evident in the region. Passionate chefs will create a delicious feast for a reasonable price or you can dine in one of the Michelin star restaurants.

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Canal du Midi

You will find the historic Canal du Midi meandering through the stunning countryside starting in Toulouse and finishing its journey at Agde.  A protected historical monument that was dug in the 17thcentury to transport wheat, it is one of the oldest canals in Europe still in use. The canal is popular amongst holiday makers who make the most of a slower paced method of discovering Occitania.

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Origins of the name Languedoc

The Langue d'Oc was the region where the word for “yes” was “oc”. In the north of France they said "oeil" which has now become the modern French "oui". Langue means language or tongue. The language was known as Occitan. Today Occitan is still the basis of many local dialects spoken by a few people in rural areas.

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Transport Links

There is a regular TGV link from Paris Gare de Lyon serving Montpellier, Beziers and Narbonne. There are airports at Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan with low cost flights from across Europe.

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