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Welcome to lovely Languedoc!
History abounds in Languedoc and much of it is dominated by the bloody 13th century war fought between the Catholic Church and the Cathars. The landscape is dotted with ruined castles and watchtowers built by the Cathars. Significant Cathar sites well worth a visit include Beziers, Minerve and Carcassonne.
In the east of Languedoc is the impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard. The aqueduct was built in the year 50 AD to transport water from the springs of Uzes to the city of Nimes. Standing at 49 metres high, the Pont du Gard was the highest bridge ever built by the Romans.
Also a UNESCO World Heritage site is the Canal du Midi stretching from Sete on the Mediterranean to Toulouse, a distance of 241 kilometres. Hotel-barges and pleasure boats are popular for those who enjoy meandering the canal at a snail’s pace.
As the largest wine producing region in the world, caves (cellar doors) are dotted throughout the countryside. Sample the local tipple, take a tour of the cellars and even up-skill your wine knowledge on a wine education course.
CLICK HERE for more about the Languedoc region, (how to get there too) on our website!
WHERE TO STAY?
Our 3 storey, 3 bedroom home Castel Grand Rue in the nearby village of Olonzac is ideal.
From $125 p/night
(Up to 6 guests)
Close to all the attractions mentioned above and more, the three bedroom, fully self-contained house is your French home away from home. Every Tuesday, the Olonzac market creates a buzz around town and with market stalls literally at your front door; step outside and purchase the freshest produce alongside the locals.
You are just a few steps from all the amenities you’ll need to like live a local – including the boulangerie and the pub, where you can exchange ‘Bonjours’ whilst out and about enjoying all that Languedocian sun!