Shaped like an amphitheatre facing the sea, the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is bounded by the Pyrenees, broad plains, the River Rhône and the Mediterranean. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is composed of five départements: Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozère and Pyrenées-Orientales.
With the city of Montpellier located 900 km from the ferry of Le Havre, take your time to visit the region during your holiday. The charm of Languedoc-Roussillon is undeniable and will provide you with a complete change of scenery.
At the gateway to Spain and Andorra, Languedoc-Roussillon is a region of contrasts with an amazing variety of landscapes. The Fauvist artists, Matisse and Derain depicted the area around Collioure in the image of the region. Its coastline, stretching for over 200 kilometres of fine sand between the Camargue and the Côte Vermeille, delights sun worshippers in summer.
Among its many attractions, several remarkable sites have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites, in particular the Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne and the Ways of Saint Jacques de Compostela. This destination is also a region which is proud of its traditions which include carnivals, festivals and traditional games such as the Gruissan, Sète and Bouzigues fishermen’s festivals and the Languedoc jousts at Sète and Mèze.