Popular places while camping in Languedoc-Roussillon
Thanks to its unique position in between the mountains and the ocean, camping holidays in Languedoc-Roussillon invite you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
It forms part of the balmy Occitanie region that’s known for its gorgeous beaches, rolling green hills and winemaking industry. The southern end of Languedoc-Roussillon - near the Spanish border - is where you’ll find the Pyrénées Mountains as well as towns and attractions with strong Catalan influences. To the north is the region’s long stretch of Mediterranean coastline that’s dotted with idyllic beaches and historic coastal cities like Montpellier.
For those wanting a wild outdoor experience, you’re better off heading inland to Languedoc-Roussillon’s stunning Cévennes mountain range and the vast plateaus of the Grand Causses Regional Natural Park.
Things to do when camping in Languedoc-Roussillon
Walking, cycling and sailing are all popular pastimes when camping in Languedoc-Roussillon - but there are also plenty of attractions to discover by car, from amazing landscapes and fascinating cities to a thrilling safari park. Don’t forget the long stretches of glorious Mediterranean beaches to spend hours and hours on.
The fairy tale city of Carcassonne is unsurprisingly a UNESCO World Heritage. Stroll around the cobbled streets of its Citadel and stock up on local almond pastries before enjoying a riverside picnic.
Medieval Montpellier, a city with one cathedral and two opera houses, is a centre of violin making. Children will enjoy the Mare Nostrum aquarium and the zoo with its Amazonian greenhouse.
A picturesque coastal village close to the Spanish border, Collioure attracted many of the 20th century’s greatest painters. Take a tour of the wine cellars housed in the old Dominican monastery and don’t miss the golden altarpiece of the Notre Dame Des Anges.
Built between 1667 and 1694, the Canal du Midi was an incredible feat of engineering, designed to avoid the long voyage round Spain. Explore it on foot, by bike or on a guided boat trip.
Aqualand in St Cyprien is a fantastic water park set in six hectares of green fields and surrounded by palm trees, one of a chain of exciting water parks in the South of France. The kids will also love the huge drive-through safari park at Réserve Africaine de Sigean where they can observe antelopes, chimpanzees, elephants, alligators and other animals roaming freely in natural habitats.
Cirque de Navacelles is an amazing canyon at the southern end of the Massif Central, while the beautiful village of Navacelles lies at the bottom and is surrounded by green fields.