Languedoc-Roussillon information

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While staying at our Perpignan Accommodation you will discover The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the most fascinating areas of Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the east and the Pyrenees Mountains to the south. Perpignan enjoys an exceptional climate (a "Mediterranen" providing an unusually diverse wildlife, a spectacular coast, and surprising history. Things to see include mountains, rivers and lakes, ancient cities, towns, villages, thermal springs, abbeys, and cathedrals, châteaux and castles, notably the famous mountain fortresses popularly known as Cathar Castles is just a short drive from your Perpignan accommodation.

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In recent years Perpignan and the region have become a popular holiday destination, blessed with long sunny days, Mediterranean beaches, many miles of walks, and rides, National Parks and wildlife reserves (such as the Camargue and the Cevennes), thermal springs and spas, grottoes and caves, and vestiges of the Languedoc's long history, including dinosaur bones and eggs, prehistoric human remains, dolmens and megaliths, geology, archaeology and palaeontology, Greek and Roman architecture, and everywhere reminders of the the Cathars, the papal Crusade against them, and the Papal Inquisition that followed the crusade.

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Things to do in the Languedoc-Roussillon include a range of holidays. There are also numerous cultural activities, along with French regional food specialities, and Languedoc wines.
About one hour twenty minutes drive north west of Perpignan is Carcassonne. A great day trip. Carcassonne is the largest medieval town in Europe with its walls intact.
The Languedoc has a rich prehistory and history, including Celts, Hannibal with his elephants, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Franks. Find out about the Medieval period, before the area was annexed by France, when its language, the Langue d'Oc, was the premier literary language of Europe, and its rulers, the Counts of Toulouse, were the most tolerant and enlightened rulers in the Western World.

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We recommend you visit http://www.languedoc-france.info where you will discover a well presented site displaying images and reading material about the region. We look forward to being your Perpignan accommodation

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