In the region of Languedoc-Roussillon (historical, cultural and sporting)
Languedoc-Roussillon is a region in southern France. Langgudoc-Roussillon consists of the historical French provinces of Languedoc and Roussillon. It includes the lands Rouergue and Albigenses, the Cevennes National Park in the Cevennes, the Causses, the Camargue, the Minervois and the Rhône Valley.
In the region, French is the official language.
On a regional basis also serves Catalan and Occitan spoken.
Languedoc-Roussillon includes the departments: Aude, Gard, Herault and Pyrenees-Orientales, to the Mediterranean Sea and also the department of Lozère bordering the Massif Central.
Languedoc Roussillon has an area of 27,376 km2, 2,548,000 inhabitants and in 2007 was about 93.1 inhabitants per km2. The Languedoc-Roussillon has therefore areas that have virtually no inhabitants!
The capital city is Montpellier in the Herault department and also the largest city in the region.
Art and history
In Languedoc-Roussillon, in many villages and towns beautiful churches (often Roman), cathedrals, abbeys and Roman remains found.
There are also many museums in many areas to visit.
The historic cities of Narbonne and Carcassonne, which is actually the closest to Castelnau d'Aude are, are fun and interesting to spend a day in and of course shopping.
The Cathars time (a little history) The Cathars and the heroic struggle which they have been held in the Languedoc-Roussillon a period to this day can not be easily forgotten.
Not only for the battle that took place in the Middle Ages, but also because the vestiges of the Cathar castles of the nobles and their populations are often the best spots to find.
For those who love mountains, this is a prime area for wonderful day trips. (Are described in our book)
The mountains of the Languedoc-Roussillon
The Pyrenees and the Montagne Noir from Castelnau d'Aude (Petit Paradis) extremely well and quickly accessible and are a challenge for those who enjoy nature, sports and attractions to keep.
In the mountain areas are the nicest villages to find, often beautifully hidden in the countryside lie.
Along the way, everywhere in restaurants at lunch for a very reasonable price eaten or just a picnic basket along.
You really want to firmly tackle then a trip to Andorra quite possible and enjoy the greatest possible variety of road hill areas.
On the sporting field there is more than enough to do: swimming (sea, lakes, rivers and our unsurpassed pool), hiking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, visits to caves, rafting, golf (18 holes in Carcassonne), horse riding, tennis , flies and fish, all in easy reach afstanden.En ................ almost anything without traffic jams!
For those who love markets, it is also fully enjoy. On almost any day of the week there is a market somewhere. In Narbonne, Carcassonne Lezignan and even expanded markets.
There are everywhere in the villages and towns of the so-called "vide grenier" (flea markets), where, with luck and mindfulness fun stuff can be done.
The summertime is a time full of music and dance. Everywhere there are celebrations and festivals large and small cities and towns, open air exhibitions in short, plenty of entertainment for every taste and often without cost.
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