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towns and cities:
Other towns and
cities of the Languedoc region
regional capital and capital of Hérault department (34). 8th
city in France, with over a quarter of a million inhabitants.
capital of the Gard department (30); second city of the Languedoc
Roussillon region, famous for its remarkable Roman remains.
Capital of the Pyrenees Orientales department, important centre for the
fruit and vegetable industry. Major centre for trade and communications
between France and Spain.
(30 - Gard), former coal mining town, now a small industrial town in
the Cevennes, north of Nimes.
(34 Hérault) Between Montpellier and Narbonne. Old city
perched on a
bluff overlooking the coastal plain, once an important point on the
main route through Languedoc. Photo below right.
: Capital of the Aude department (11). Important tourist
centre on account
of its world famous mediaeval walled city (heavily restored and rebuilt
in the 19th century).
Small capital of the Lozère department (48), in the upper
valley of the
Lot . One of the most isolated departmental capitals in
the largest city in the Aude department (11) - in Roman times, the
capital of southern Gaul. An important communications hub at the
junction of the Mediterrranean coastal route and the Route des deux
Mers, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.
: the only port in the region. Southwest of Montpellier. Fishing,
freight, and ferries to North Africa