Whether you want to be captivated by coastal cities or enchanted by inland forests and gorges, a holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon offers everything you could need for a proper escape. Cosmopolitan Montpellier, with its museums, cafes and restaurants, is not to be missed, nor is Nimes, home to the famous Roman site of Les Arenes. And Vers-Pont-du-Gard (another Roman marvel) is a must-visit spectacle in the area.
You could spend your days lazing on the Languedoc beaches, enjoying the sunshine and a slower pace of life, or alternatively you could head for the rugged Cevennes region where you can hike, climb and raft your way through hills, caves and gorges. Historians will be fascinated by the ancient Cathar castles which dot the landscape, and wine lovers will be in heaven when they discover the abundance of excellent local vineyards. Whatever pace of life you're after, a holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon can provide it.