It's no secret that the territory of France is replete with historical regions, whose roots go deep into the Middle Ages. And one of these regions is the Languedoc-Roussillon, located in the very south of France, on the Mediterranean coast.
South of France: Languedoc-Roussillon
Historically, the formation of this territory dates back to the mid-thirteenth century, the reign of King of France Louis IX, who, with his younger brother Alphonse Poitiers, endowed him with a fiefdom in the form of fairly extensive areas of the Toulouse county, which consisted of two main areas. The region of Languedoc-Roussillon, located in the very south of France and the South Pyrenees, which included the land plots of the county, located somewhat north of the Languedoc-Roussillon.
And if in this case, to omit all the historical vicissitudes of the development of this region for the past period since the same XIII century, nowadays Languedoc-Roussillon is a recognized center of French winemaking and thanks to the access to the Mediterranean Sea, no less recognized resort of the south of France. And although such names as Gruissan, La Gran Mott and Lecat-Barkare are not particularly heard in comparison with the more popular brands, such as the same Nice, Cannes or Saint-Tropez, but the resorts of the Languedoc-Roussillon mentioned above, No worse than their more famous neighbors, perhaps less fuss and seasonal influx of tourists.
Attractions in Languedoc-Roussillon
But, in any case, according to many tourist gurus, a trip to France is better to start or finish at the resorts of Languedoc-Roussillon. Indeed, it is in Languedoc-Roussillon that you can enjoy not only the gentle sun and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and try out the best examples of traditional French cuisine, but also get acquainted with the masterpieces of architecture of the early Middle Ages, which has been preserved quite gently in these parts.
So, if the way home does not lie through the local international airport of Montpellier, but through the Parisian Charles de Gaulle, then you will have a unique opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness of the highest automobile viaduct in the world, the Millau viaduct, which, like many engineering sights in Europe in France, amazes imagination, not even experienced in the technical subtleties of this or that design.