Camping in Languedoc and Roussillon naturally appeals to Eurocamp customers with a love of fine wine, as these two distinct areas provides around half of France’s prodigious production of wine, with Corbieres and of course Cotes du Roussillon among them.
It is also one of France's most diverse regions. Inland, spectacular mountains are cut by deep gorges and the beautiful, wild lands of the Camargue simply dare you to explore them.
Yet while many of our customers come to this area of the South of France to explore the staggering beauty of these twin regions by car, some will fly in to Carcassonne, Perpignan, or one of the other nearby airports, and simply enjoy the quite spectacular beaches that stretch all the way down the East coast until they come to the Pyrenees and Spain. In contrast to the Atlantic coast, the region’s Mediterranean beaches tend to slope gently down to the calm, clear waters, making them a big favourite with younger Eurocampers.
Naturally, chic resorts such as Canet-Plage and Argeles are a huge attraction for visitors here, but you should also make time to visit inland gems such as Carcassonne, a wonderful walled city where you can stroll through the perfectly preserved fortifications and even enjoy a meal within the castle walls.
It is also worth noting that Languedoc-Roussillon has much in common with Spain, from the Catalan architecture of its great cities, to the bullring you will find in Nimes.
Away from the coast lie vast swathes of plains and marshes, home to a huge variety of birds and wildlife, while those who seek the pleasures of the table will find one of the most cosmopolitan cuisines in all France right here.
Find out about the other regions of France with holiday parcs available in the campsites in France section
Camping in Languedoc and Rousillon puts you at the heart of some great wine country, as well as some of France’s most fascinating cities, where centuries of Spanish influence can be clearly seen:
This wonderful city is crowned by a vast and beautiful citadel, a town within a town, where you can stroll the ramparts, walk the ancient cobbles and even take dinner at restaurants within the walls. A definite must-see when you are in the region.
With the magnificent medieval Cathedral St Nazaire looking down from on high, Béziers is a striking town in the heart of Cathar country with a rich and often bloody history. The cathedral is a must-see though, as is the 19th century Plateau of Poets.
The ancient capital of Rouisillon, Perpignan has a Moorish feel in places, with its brightly coloured shops and vibrant, aromatic Arab Quarter. It also offers a host a fine buildings, including the magnificent Palais de Rois de Majorque.
Cirque de Navacelles
A little way off the beaten track, the Cirque is a circular basin that was once an oxbow lake, deep within the Gorges de la Vis. It’s hugely dramatic, and a pleasant contrast to the pretty hamlet and peaceful river Vis you can also enjoy here.
This pretty town is known as the Versailles of Languedoc, and offers a host of wonderful 12th and 14th century buildings such as the Hotel des Barons de Lacoste, with its magnificent, vaulted ceilings. There are also many fine antique shops here.
Grotte de Demoiselles
Situated in the Parc Regional de Haut Languedoc, this Cave of the Maidens allows you to marvel at stalagmites resembling young girls dancing, as you travel through the grotto on a charming little underground funicular train.
If you’re looking for excitement, you will surely find it here. Montpellier is a lively university town with plenty going on, yet with history all around you too; notably the grand towers that are all that remain of the city’s 12th century fortifications.
Pont du Gard
It may have stood here for 2,000 years, but this huge aqueduct still has the power to surprise with its sheer scale. Standing 48m high, it once conveyed millions of gallons of water to Nimes every day, and really has to be seen to be believed.
Abbaye de Valmagne
This beautifully-preserved former monastery is located near to Pézenas in a town called Villeveyrac. Open for most of the year, come and take a look and marvel at the stunning gardens, sample some wine from the vineyard and enjoy an organic meal at the restaurant.
La Mini-Ferme Zoo
Situated in Cessenon sur Orb near Béziers, this ‘paradise for little farmers’ enables children to touch and feed a wide variety of farm animals including ponies, cows, donkeys, goats and sheep. A must-do for the little ones.
Canet Plage Aquarium
Situated right on the stunning port at Canet Plage, the Aquarium features exotic fish from five continents displayed in 54 tanks, showing young visitors the riches of the Mediterranean, Pacific, Indian Ocean and Red Sea.
Located in Argeles-sur-Mer, this treetop adventure park offers a wealth of high wire thrills amongst the treetops. With zip wires, tarzan jumps, swings and bridges, visitors should allow at least three hours for their visit.
While this exciting waterpark at St Cyprien has plenty for smaller children to enjoy, it offers older children and teens the chance to enjoy some truly thrilling waterslides, including the white-knuckle Black Hole and the high speed Twister.
It goes without saying that with so many fine beaches here, you’ll find watersports aplenty in the Med resorts. But this is also a land of rivers, where you can hire canoes and even canal boats at numerous locations.
Languedoc is the world’s largest wine-producing region and has literally hundreds of wineyards where you can stop to enjoy a dégustation and buy some of the wonderful wines such as Corbieres, Fitou, Minervois and of course, Cotes du Rousillon.
The Languedoc is a delight for cyclists, whether you enjoy on- or off-road best. Our pick is the Canal du Midi trail, which runs for 240km alongside the canal from Toulouse to the coast. Wherever you join the trail, you’ll find it to be a delight.
The Languedoc Rousillon region is literally covered with rivers, fresh water and salt water lakes (or etangs as they are known), hosting everything from trout to eels. Daily and weekly fishing licences are also available from most tabacs close to the water.
Festival de Carcassonne - Mid-June to mid-August
Taking place mainly within the medieval Cité itself, this annual festival features an eclectic mix of events, ranging from opera and dance to theatre and rock concerts.
Les Nuits de Jardins, Nimes
Held in the lovely Fontaine Gardens, this series of open air concerts encompasses everything from jazz and classical music to ballets, string recitals and operettas.
Les Estivales, Perpignan
This popular festival originally highlighted only the dance, theatre and music of the Mediterranean: but it has now become truly international, with artists from around the world making appearances here throughout July.
Sea Festival, Cap d’Agde
For two days at the end of July, the people of Cap d’Agde honour those lost at sea with this very traditional festival which features music, competitions, sea jousting and a very moving Mass held upon the water.
The cuisine here is more filling than fancy, if you can say such a thing in France, but the local specialities are all very much worth trying:
Ideal for active families looking for a lively holiday experience, this large and attractive parc even offers you the rare opportunity to try out scuba diving in the pool.
The only parc in Argelès with direct access to a beach, which is safe and sandy, Le Soleil is also a lively parc with a superb, heated, ‘Californian style’ swimming complex.
With a great beach, shady pitches and a fresh food market on parc, you can enjoy yourself without a car here, as everything you need including an airport is close by.
Les Tropiques makes the perfect place to enjoy a lively family holiday. There is a superb beach close by and the parc provides excellent facilities and entertainment.
The pool complex here offers spectacular slides, as well as a poolside bar and a takeaway. You’ll also find great evening entertainment throughout the season.
With its typically Provencal location and superb facilities, including a Spa/Wellness Centre, Yelloh! Village Serignan Plage has plenty to offer, as well as direct access to a superb sandy beach.
Aloha Village offers you great facilities, a host of activities on parc, and direct access to a glorious, sandy beach where you can enjoy a range of water sports.
This large and lively Yelloh! Village parc offers a wealth of activities and entertainments. It is also just a short stroll from the many diversions of Vias Plage.
This unique family-run parc offers you a tranquil setting amidst the trees, together with the chance to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of a working wine estate.
Enjoying a superb location within the lively Argelès Plage resort and close to the romantic town of Collioure, La Chapelle has all you need, including a sandy beach 200m away.
Perched between mountains and sea, Criques de Porteils enjoys a fabulous setting. It is also just a short stroll from beautiful Collioure and perfect for couples.
Le Beach Garden enjoys a quiet and peaceful location right next to the beach. It also offers a superb lagoon style pool and is close to the lively resort of Marseillan Plage.
A really attractive parc, with magnificent views of the majestic Pyrénées, Les Pins also puts you close to many picturesque Catalan coastal villages and within reach of Carcassonne.
In the sublime southern Ardèche region, between Provence and the maze of deep valleys and soaring mountains that make up the Cévennes lies this wonderfully situated holiday resort, within 80 hectares of landscaped grounds overlooking the peaks of southern France.
Cap d’Agde is a perfect apartment for those who like to get out and about to explore the local surroundings. Agde is one of France’s oldest towns and boasts 14km of beautiful fine sandy beaches, with scattered basalt cliffs and small rocky islands.
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