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Best wine tours in Languedoc Roussillon
Grape vines and olives are very closely linked to the culture and history of the Languedoc wine region. This half-day wine and olive oil tour is perfect for discovering the best this region ... See More
With this full-day wine tour to the Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus Causs, just 20km north of Montpellier you will discover the picturesque and breathtaking landscape that has become a hotspot for... See More
During this full-day tour you will discover the Languedoc countryside driving through gentle hills, vineyards and olive trees and stop for visits at 3 wineries and one of the most beautiful ... See More
The Picpoul de Pinet AOC is the largest white wine producing area in the Languedoc. Bordering the Thau lagoon, a short distance from the Mediterranean Sea, this land of pine groves and vines... See More
The beautiful Minervois region is a short drive from Carcassonne and an area of outstanding beauty. Some of the most picturesque vineyards in the Languedoc wine region are found here as well... See More
This wine tour to the Corbières & Lagrasse will take you to a magical place of contrasts where cicadas sing, and buzzards circle lazily against a blue sky above the wild and windswept Corbiè... See More
Why Visit Languedoc Roussillon?
Languedoc-Roussillon is a land drenched in sunshine, wine and fascinating culture, so it’s little wonder that this colourful region of France is becoming ever more popular with tourists the world over. Whether you are an avid oenophile, a passionate foodie or a fitness fanatic, this expansive region offers something for every taste and budget.
Languedoc-Roussillon is divided into five sub-regions and is bordered by Spain to the south, creating an intoxicating blend of Spanish culture intermingled with French tradition. The history of the region is ancient and fascinating, well worth exploring - a particular highlight is the numerous ancient Cathar castles dotted around the region. Many are open to visitors, some completely restored and others in ruins, each with its own unique and impressive history offering a fascinating insight into the heritage of this venerable region.
Wine lovers booking vineyard holidays to Languedoc-Roussillon will be staggered by the region's 300,000 hectares of vines - four times the size of Bordeaux! However, despite being the largest wine producing region in the world, this is also one of the least industrialised, a fact made evident by the vast areas of beautiful untouched countryside which awaits explorers around almost every corner.
Some of the world's very first sparkling wines were made in Limoux to the south of Carcassonne and have been produced there since the 13th-century. There are numerous different wine regions producing a plethora of wine styles - some of the finest and best known include Minervois, Limoux, Corbières, Cabardes and Banyuls. In addition to wine tours and culinary adventures, the list of activities in the region is endless. There are three mountain ranges and water practically everywhere so you can do anything from spending the day on one of the beautiful beaches, to hiking and exploring the numerous caves under the mountain or even taking a helicopter ride if you fancy.
With such fascinating history, beautiful landscapes and incredible cuisine, it goes without saying that there’s a lot to celebrate in Languedoc-Roussillon! From world-beating produce such as truffles, apricots and olives, to the long and venerable history of the region, and of course the plethora of outstanding wines, this is a part of France that truly has a festival to celebrate every occasion and suit every taste. Live music, parades, markets and even dragons and water jousting (not together ... although dragons doing water jousting is an event we'd all love to see) all have their place, and regardless of the occasion you’re guaranteed a good time. There are literally hundreds of festivals taking place throughout the region at all times of year, from Carcassonne to Narbonne and the legendary La Feria in Béziers, one of the biggest annual celebrations in all of France. It is well worth checking the calendar when booking a trip here to try and catch a celebration or two!