Things to Do and See

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There is so much to do in this part of Languedoc in the south of France you could spend a lifetime and not see everything. We have a good selection of tourism brochures and information and maps at our Chambre d’Hote.

The region hosts many festivals to music and is a gastronomic centre; it even has festivals to food. In Castelnaudary they celebrate Cassoulet the last week-end in August and La Foie au Gras the first Sunday in December. It is the home of the world famous Roquefort cheese, and Pelardon (goat’s cheese). The coast is famous for its Fruits de Mer, lobster, and mussels etc, served with Aioli yummy! Many vineyards with Chateaux which give their names to the wine produced there and roadside “caves” offer samples of wine to taste before you buy, and hidden gardens pepper the area. Montpellier has the oldest botanical gardens in France .

Sports acivities include



Land Sports (cycling, horse riding, rugby, speliology and off-road motorcycling)

Water sports (swimming, sailing, canal barges, SCUBA diving, and river sports)

Air sports (flying, gliding, hang gliding, paragliding, and hot-air ballooning)

Mountain sports (walking, climbing and caving)

Winter sports (dog sledging, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and ice skating)

Hunting, Hawking and Shooting, Angling and Fishing.

More relaxing acivities include

Cultural activities theatre, poetry, art, painting, pottery, sculpture, choirs, music, and museums

Annual events fêtes, carnival, festivals, and exhibitions

Visiting restaurants, sampling regional food specialities and wine tasting


Assorted pastimes including games (boules, pétanque, golf, tennis, and card games);     

Educational courses; and various kinds of research (historical, heraldic, archaeological).


See also Things to See in the Languedoc where you can find out about visiting cities of historical and architectural interest, market towns and other towns, villages and bastides; Fortified and grand buildings of specifically the so-called "Cathare Castles" and other Châteaux; Religious buildings: cathedrals, churches, and other ecclesiastical buildings; Aspects of nature including: the Languedoc Coast, wildlife (other than just spotting it), and springs, spas and grottos 


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Festivals and Special Events (click on a month to find out what's going on):