languedoc villages and towns - Aude, Herault, and neighboring French regions southern France

Languedoc Secrets - Places to Visit

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Aigne A village shaped like a snail. Visit the studios of an icon painter, and a wood sculptor, and the church that sings.

Albi Discover the world heritage site - 13th century Cathedral, Palace, and Toulouse Lautrec Museum, on river Tarn

Bize Minervois Pretty village on the river Cesse, offers river swimming in the middle of Summer

Canal du Midi Canal and landscape and beauty entwined, in feat of engineering to connect the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Caihol and the Cessiére Bathe in cool springs under a Roman tower.

Cessenon-sur-Orb. Visit this busy village, with 12th Century tower overlooking the River Orb, renowned for canoeing and kayaking.

Chalabre Pretty town nestlings in the foothills of the Pyrenees, near Limoux.

Collioure Go to the church where Matisse and the Fauves came alive from colors and sounds effervescent.

Dolmens Seek out the spiritual, megalithic and mysterious in the Minervois.

Gruissan and La Clape Visit Betty Blue, and the sailors church nearby.

La Caunette - Pretty village under the cliffs near Minerve. 2 restaurants. 13th century church. Excellent wines

Lagrasse Pretty capital of the Corbieres, with lovely abbey, medieval buildings

Minerve Perched on a cliff, between two rivers, swirling through natural bridges

Narbonne Ancient city, with roman roads and tall Cathedral and bustling Sunday market.

Ouveillan Charming village with beautiful church, with celebrated Fete de Vendanges in October

Paraza Visit a canal town, tight on a hill.

St Chinian Founded in 825 as monastery, now bustling wine and market town.

Sète Thrive on the hot energy of the town that spawned Brassens and Valéry.

Vélieux Walk the high hills.

Queribus The dramatic last stronghold of the Cathars