Languedoc and Beyond
Our surrounding region is so rich with variety that you could spend several lifetimes here and not become bored. Whilst we are in the Languedoc, this brief guide covers also some of the neighbouring regions that are within an easy drive. Remember that the south of our region used be be part of Catalonia, so there is a huge Spanish influence on the food and the language.We will not go into huge detail here, as everyone now has such access to the detailed information such as directions, history and restaurants via smart phones and tablets. Rather we will just highlight a few places that we think are worthy of further research.
For Rugby Union fans, you are in heaven. Toulouse, Castres, Montpellier, Toulon and Perpignan are some of the best club teams in Europe. This is also a top region for Rugby League, and Lezignan are regularly at the top of the Elite league. Toulouse and Montpellier both have leading Ligue 1 football teams For the more adventurous Bull Fighting takes place each August in Beziers, and many smaller towns have Bull Running as part of their fiestas.
With such great weather this is an ideal region for outdoor sports. We have 3 mountain ranges, hundreds of miles of coastline, rivers, canals and inland lakes Within easy striking distance, depending on when you visit and in no particular order, you will find: Golf,Tennis, Squash, Boules, Kayaking, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Hiking, Flying, Gliding, Parachuting, Sky Diving (real and in a tower at Lezignan), Ballooning, Boating, Sailing, Cycling, Horse Riding, Fishing, Walking, Rock Climbing, Go Karting, Skiing, Swimming, Bird Watching, Painting, Wine tasting and Eating.This is by no means a definitive list!