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The Haut Languedoc

In southern France, near the  Mediterranean and the town of Béziers, the Hérault highlands offer plenty of opportunities for holidays in a refreshingly cool and relaxing environment.

Your holidays in the south of France and the Haut Languedoc. Enjoy a fragrant trip through the well preserved natural setting of the Regional Nature Park, where the Mediterranean and oceanic climates meet. An area famous for its lakes, its forests, and of course its traditional cuisine based on its long tradition of pig rearing and the use of chestnuts.

The  Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park: A land of lakes, rivers and thermal springs

The Haut Languedoc Regional Nature Park is also known as the "balcony" of the Mediterranean. Reaching an altitude of 1000 m, the mountain proudly reveals its final foothills before tapering out into the vineyards on the plains. Lovers of open-air tourism will be spoilt for choice here!
The area's geographical diversity has given it a number of contrasting landscapes perfect for open-air activities.
All kinds of freshwater leisure activities can be enjoyed here.


Spa resorts

Lamalou les Bains for its spas, its climate (which is perfect for relaxing), its sparkling mineral water spring at Vernière, its casino and its operetta festival.
Avène les Bains for its skin care treatments.


An area renowned for its art of living

Here, a tourist is considered as a guest.
Whatever accommodation type you select, whether you opt for a self-catering cottage or "chambres d'hôtes" (bed & breakfast) the watchwords here are friendliness and authenticity. 
The mediaeval villages welcome you with open arms.
Visit Olargues, which is listed as one of "France's most beautiful villages" or Roquebrun nicknamed "Little Nice" thanks to its microclimate, which enables the mimosa to flower here!


Traditional regional products

Including turnips from Pardailhan, chick peas from Carlencas, or cherries and chestnuts from Olargues. You need to pay a visit to the markets to discover these authentic local products.


Understanding the traditions of the land

Visit the "Jardin Méditerranéen" (Mediterranean Garden) in Roquebrun, the Maison Cévenole in Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare, the Maison de la Châtaigneraie and the Ecomusée de l'Abeille (the Honey Economuseum).


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