The Easter or we were simply planning our great getaway from summer. Perhaps we have not stopped to think that the southeast of France, in full Languedoc RoussillonIt can be a perfect place to spend our next vacation. Certainly there are many places to discover in this corner of the country, but since travel free We are going to recommend 5 places that will surely not disappoint you.
Pont du Gard - South East France
5 places to discover in southeastern France
We would fall short if we began to list places to discover in the southeast of France. The list would be endless even more when we visit this part of the country many times with very few days or because we simply use it in passing to reach the Alps.
Places that offer all types of accommodation such as Rural houses, campsites and hotels, where there are specialized platforms of the place and from where we can make reservations in advance asFrance Voyage.
Pont du Gard
2000 years ago the Romans built a series of aqueducts to bring water to the city of Nimes. He Pont du Gard, the most famous of them all, had the most advanced engineering of the time to transport this rich element from the Uzes river ingeniously raffling a low relief mountain range. Today it is a highly valued tourist attraction, where even light and sound shows are held from the month of April until the beginning of Autumn.
Pont du Gard
Nimes It is one of the most important cities of the Languedoc Roussillon, where the Romans built important buildings such as the Nimes Arena or the temple of the Maisson de Carreé . This arena is currently used as an entertainment venue celebrating even bullfights, so popular in this part of the country. This Arena is not the only one in the area since the city of Harness, near Montpellier They have another very interesting.
Arena de Nimes - South East France
Who has not heard ofCarcassonne which is perhaps the most famous walled city in all of France. Its medieval atmosphere attracts thousands of tourists every year, especially in summer where it is sometimes necessary to park several kilometers away from the city. Its old town is ideal for getting lost for hours and visiting some of its interesting museums.
Aigues Mortes is the little sister of Carcassonne. Less tourist and a little smaller, but well worth a visit. Located next to a large pink lagoon, It is a good place for bird watching. The city is also one of the stops navigable channels most famous in France on Canal du Midi, which unites the sea Mediterranean with the ocean Atlantic.
Aigues Mortes - South Gate
Our latest proposal to visit in southeastern France is Montpellier. A city that is often used as a city of passage but that has a lot of charm. It is recommended to visit the old School of Medicine, considered the oldest in the world in operation as well as the San Pedro Cathedral and the door of Peyrou.
Montpellier (South East of France) - Photo by france-voyage.com
Practical data on the southeast of France (Languedoc Roussillon)
When to go to the southeast of France?
It is an ideal place to go at any time of the year, mainly to the towns that are outside the Pyrenees and close to the Mediterranean Sea. Its temperatures are usually mild in winter and hot in summer.
How to move?
The ideal is to move with your own vehicle but there is train service between the big cities like Montpellier and Nimes. For example to get to Pont du Gard there are two bus services from Avignon (Line 15) and from Nimes (Line B21).
Where to stay in the southeast of France?
A complete guide and tourist options can be found on the France Voyage website.
Two places need to be visited early in the day, such as the Pont du Gard Y Carcassonne. The first to enjoy walking alone through this Roman wonder and the second because the streets are crowded with crowds from 11 in the morning.