Mediterranean beaches, lush green landscapes, fascinating places steeped in history and culture. Plus of course, all the vibrancy of modern life and exciting entertainment - all to be enjoyed in the warm sunshine that the south of France is so famous for.

Stretching along the Mediterranean coast from Camargue to Catalonia, the Languedoc and Roussillion regions boast bustling beaches, modern holiday resorts, sun-baked vineyards, celebrated wine and timeless inland villages, the sheer essence of what the French call le Midi.

You Said

"Atmosphere was great, very relaxed and the location close to the beach was great." Catriona from Ballybrittas

Your Regional Specialist Janet

“With loads of pretty vineyards bordering the endless sandy coastline, the Midi is always a great fun place to visit. As a family, you can rent bicycles and go for a tour of them on a sunny day, or you can have a look around the local towns for restaurants. At the parks in the area, you'll find plenty to see and do, and it's always sunny as an extra bonus!"

Hidden Gem: Uzes

Take a trip to the Medieval market and cathedral town of Uzes, crowned the City of Art and History in 2008. Have a wander around the narrow winding streets and keep a look out for the many hidden gardens.

Old Favourite: Béziers

One of the oldest cities in France and a member of the ‘Most Ancient European Town Network’. Why not visit the Musée de Beaux Arts or take a stroll around The Plateau de Poetes park?

Local Cuisine: Truffles

Languedoc is famous for its truffles that grow on the roots of certain trees. The locals use these to flavour almost anything and they're really bring food to life, so give them a try.

What to See & Do: Cap d'Agde Aqualand

Head to Cap d'Agde for family fun at the Aqualand waterpark. Get a glimpse of the past in the ramparts of medieval Carcassonne. Glide through the beautiful countryside on a leisurely cruise on the Canal du Midi.

Festivals and Events: Ceret Cherry Festival

The festival is based around a large cherry market with many activities and entertainment such as wine tasting and cherry stoning and stone-spitting competitions. They're all great fun and super tasty!

Beaches & Lakes: La Grande Conque Beach

This small cove is naturally spectacular after thousands of years of gradual erosion. The beach itself features dark coloured sand, a special atmosphere, and it's more secluded than others along this stretch of the coast.