Self catering holiday accommodation in Languedoc - Midi Pyrenees - Cevennes
from the Basque country to the Rhone.

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Self catering holiday accommodation in the south of France, from the Basque country to Languedoc .
Southern areas of Midi-Pyrénées, Aquitaine and the Languedoc

Driving times for Languedoc - Gascony
10 to 14 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
Best access routes from the UK, Belgium or Holland:
Western sector - motorways via Orleans
Eastern sector: motorways via Dijon and Lyons, or Orleans and Clermont-Ferrand.
Regional airports: Toulouse, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Nimes, Pau, Perpignan.
Peripheral airport: Marseilles

Regional information pages:
The Languedoc region of France

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Gascony & western Pyrenees

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Mediterranean Languedoc:

The coastal departments of the Languedoc region, from the Cévennes to the eastern Pyrenees.
Select the western sector for the following  departments:
09 Ariège, 31 Haute Garonne, 32 Gers,
64 Pyrénées Atlantiques, 65 Hautes Pyrénées,
81 Tarn, 82 Tarn et Garonne.
Select the eastern sector for the following departments:
11 Aude, 30 Gard,
34 Hérault, 66 Pyrénées Orientales
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Area information in brief..

Essential tourist information

The "Midi Pyrenees" administrative region of modern France covers a large part of the lowland area between the Massif Central mountains to the north east, and the Pyrenees to the south.
Most of this area consists of plain or of gentle rolling hills, and is not unlike Tuscany in many parts. The region is strongly agricultural, with production of sunflowers, corn, vines and other crops.
The Pyrenees, forming a natural land barrier between France and Spain, are a beautiful range of high mountains, thickly wooded on their lower slopes, but offering good mountaineering and hill walking higher up, as well as skiing in winter - not to mention the attraction of day trips into Spain. In the west, the Basque country, in the department of "Pyrénées Atlantiques" (administratively part of Aquitaine) is where the Pyrenees, clad with bracken and gorse, come down to meet the Atlantic. The Basque area has its own culture, architecture and language, shared with the Spanish Basque region beyond the Pyrenees.
Biarritz, on the Atlantic coast, is a very popular resort.
The biggest city in the region, and administrative capital, is Toulouse, nicknamed the "pink city" on account of the the abundant and historic use of bricks as building material. Other historic cities include Albi, capital of the Tarn, with its astonishing fortified mediaeval cathredal built almost entirely of red brick, or Foix, capital of the Ariège. The capital of the Pyrenees, Pau, is a delightful city, standing before a backdrop of the high mountains to the south. One other very famous place in the Pyrenees is the pilgrimage centre of Lourdes.

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Essential tourist information

This area extends from the peaks and valleys of the Cevennes, in the north east, to the Spanish border in the south.
The Cevennes, rising to some 1400 metres at their highest, are beautiful mountains, with lush forests on their lower slopes, and open hilltops above. The steep-sided valleys are threaded by roads that twist and turn for miles on end.
In the north of the region, the Lozere department is a high dry area stretching from the Cevennes to the Aubrac plateau.
The coastal strip of Languedoc is fairly flat, and agricultural, being one of France's biggest wine-producing areas. It is dotted with small villages and towns, very Mediterranean in look and feel. Inland from the coastal plain, and coming right down to the sea in the department of Aude, is the "garrigue", arid rocky Mediteranean hills with their vegetation of scrub, aromatic bushes and occasional fields.
The main cities of Languedoc are Montpellier, the regional capital, Nimes famous for its superb Roman remains, Narbonne, Perpignan, the port of Sète, and Beziers, which are very meridional in flavour. The city of Carcassonne, with its fairytale mediaeval fortifications (a rather romantic nineteenth-century renovation) is one of the region's most popular attractions. The Languedoc coast offers large expanses of sandy beaches, between rather brash modern or sixties resorts such as Cap d'Agde.

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