Explore History and Unwind in Languedoc-Roussillon
The French countryside is filled with incredible views and historical sites. Languedoc-Roussillon is one such region. With vineyards that produce a third of the country's world-famous wines, Languedoc-Roussillon is a splendid combination of both ancient French history and Roman architecture and modern country luxury. Despite its vast history, the city is far from forgotten. In 2016, it merged with Midi-Pyrénées and is now known collectively as Occitanie.
While many tourists tend to stay in Paris or Nice during their vacation, Languedoc-Roussillon has plenty to explore for travelers that want to explore more of France's natural offerings. Near Province, the small village is easily accessible and filled with wonderful gems to discover.
Rustic and quiet, many who step foot in Languedoc-Roussillon feel as if they've traveled back in time. The Roman architecture from the 13th and 14th centuries still exist in magnificent splendor today. Those who have always wanted a dose of true French countryside will feel at home among the peaceful valleys and sun-drenched vineyards.
Families will enjoy the opportunity to relax together uninterrupted by large crowds. A private holiday home in Languedoc-Roussillon will resemble that of a 16th-century French farmhouse, many of which still exist today. Locals and visitors alike frequent taverns and restaurants that have remained unchanged for several decades.
The central area holds the main attractions such as the Pont du Gard, a bridge constructed in 19 BC to move water between the towns of Uzès and Nîmes. With 52 arches, the bridge towers 48.8-meters high, making it the highest in the Roman Empire, and stretches 275 miles. Visitors can tour the museum on the bridge's left side and learn more about the bridge's history and role in Roman society.
For history lovers, the Nîmes’ Musée de la Romanité and Nîmes’ Musée de la Romanité offer an incredible look back at Languedoc-Roussillon's origins through ancient artifacts and artwork. Visit the nearby Narbonne, where you can tour the Musée Archéologique and the medieval town rests along the Canal de la Robin with close access to the beach. You can also conduct your own self-guided walking tour to discover many ancient cathedrals, Roman ruins and medieval-era villages that still thrive today.
With a holiday home, you can get a first-hand experience with ancient French history. Relax like Roman royalty while enjoying the rolling hilltops and sprawling vineyards that define the region. With plenty of privacy, relaxation will be unprecedented and only enhanced by the local towns' delightful offerings of fine dining, entertainment and shopping.