We’ve chosen four types of traveler profiles and put together some suggested Languedoc itinerary points for each, giving us something to dream about for a next vacation:
Historical – For the history buff, Languedoc is an ideal location. Here are a couple of suggestions:
- Saint Guilhem le Desert – An historic mountain village on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage trail and UNESCO World Heritage site. Stay at Guilhaume d’Orange and dine at La Table d’Aurore.
- L’Abbaye de Valmagne is one of few abbeys to have escaped demolition during French Revolution. The monks used to cultivate vines on grounds, and the abbey still produces wine today.
- Pézenas, home of Molière, is a beautiful and historic city. Stay at the Distillerie de Pézenas boutique hotel.
- Carcassonne, another UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the only remaining fortified cities in the world. Stay at the Hotel de la Cite.
- Take an afternoon stroll down the streets of Montpellier and discover the unexpected beauty of when classic murals and modern street art come together. And don’t forget – the University of Montpellier dates to 1289, making it one of the oldest universities in Europe and the oldest medical school still in operation.