Languedoc-Roussillon is a former administrative region of France. Since 1 January

2016, it is part of the new region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées.[2] It comprises five departments, and borders the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées on the one side, andSpain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. It is the southernmost region of mainland France.

The name of the province of Languedoc originates from the language spoken in southern France, langue d’oc, also known as Occitan, andRoussillon, a historic province in the South of present-day Languedoc-Roussillon.

The region is made up of the follo1024px-Languedoc-Roussillon_in_France.svgwing historical provinces:

Landscape in Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • 68.7% of Languedoc-Roussillon was formerly part the province of Languedoc: the departments of Hérault,Gard, Aude, the extreme south and extreme east of Lozère, and the extreme north of Pyrénées-Orientales. The former province of Languedoc also extends over what is now the Midi-Pyrénées region, including the old capital of Languedoc Toulouse.
  • 17.9% of Languedoc-Roussillon was formerly the province of Gévaudan, now the department of Lozère. A small part of the former Gévaudan lies inside the current Auvergne region. Gévaudan is often considered to be a sub-province inside the province of Languedoc, in which case Languedoc would account for 86.6% of Languedoc-Roussillon.
  • 13.4% of Languedoc-Roussillon, located in the southernmost part of the region, is a collection of five historicalCatalan pays, from east to west: Roussillon, Vallespir, Conflent, Capcir, and Cerdagne, all of which are now part of the department of Pyrénées-Orientales. These pays were part of the Ancien Régime province of Roussillon, owning its name to the largest and most populous of the five pays, Roussillon. “Province of Roussillon and adjacent lands of Cerdagne” was indeed the name that was officially used after the area became French in 1659, based on the historical division of the five pays between the county of Roussillon (Roussillon and Vallespir) and the county of Cerdagne (Cerdagne, Capcir, and Conflent).

Llívia is a town of Cerdanya, province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain, that forms a Spanish exclave surrounded by French territory (department of Pyrénées-Orientales).


Below you can choose from our selection of beautiful places to stay for your holiday in the hot SW of France

Places to visit in France in 2017 – Carcassonne

Carcassonne – A tale of two Languedoc towns When most people think of ‘Carcassonne’, they think of the massive medieval citadel sitting on the hill overlooking the ‘new town’ of Carcassonne. It’s no wonder the castle dominates the town in people’s minds - it is France’s second-most visited tourist spot ...
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Les Volets Bleus de Bastide

Les Volets Bleus de Bastide Sleeps: 4 Price Range: 50-60euros Our renovated historic Bastide village home, has two spacious 1st floor bedrooms with private bathrooms. One room has a kingsize bed and the other two single beds, which can be put together. We offer tea/coffee making facilities and wifi. Our ...
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Dordogne Holiday Barns

Dordogne Holiday Barns Sleeps: 2 to 18 Price Range: £500 - £900 The barns are ideally situated in a  countryside setting  in the golden triangle between the historic 'Cité Médiévale' of Gourdon, medieval Sarlat and  the pilgrim site of Rocamadour . We sleep from 2 to 18 in 2 converted barns ...
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Villa La Cascade

Villa La Cascade Sleeps: 6 Price Range: €1100 - €2900 per week Villa La Cascade is a beautiful cut stone luxury Languedoc villa to rent with private pool overlooking the pretty village of Durban Corbieres and its medieval castle. With magnificent views and beautiful private garden, this lovely house is ...
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Le Bouleau

Le Bouleau Sleeps: 10 Price Range: 70€ B&B rate 1950€ gite rate Description of Gite Our traditional stone barn is typical of those found in the Aveyron département.  Formerly home to a small dairy herd, its previous occupants would find difficulty in reconciling its present-day warm and comfortable interior with ...
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Sauvian Villa

Name of Gite / B&B / Hotel: Sauvian Villa Sleeps: 13 in beds plus additional 2 cots Price Range: £2800 - 3500Euro Description of Gite / B&B / Hotel : 7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Detached Villa with Private Pool 4 Miles from the beach 240m2 interior living space, 1100m2 exterior ...
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Le Saint Andre

Le Saint André Sleeps: 8 Price Range: 60-80€ Le Saint André sits in the pretty wine making village of Autingac in the Herault. Surrounded by stunning countryside yet just 30 minutes south to the Mediterranean sea or north to the mountains, the house is ideally suited for a holiday, a ...
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Gite Maynard

Sleeps: six gites between 2 and 6 persons each Price Range: between 260€ and 540€ for a week Our gites are in Cathar country, in the village of LIMOUX, about 20kms from Carcassonne.The gite of Maynard is an old wine storehouses. The swimming pool is 9x4.5m and fully protected for ...
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Laroque Holiday Villa

Sleeps: 6 (+2 in travel cots) Price Range: £600-£1600 In the sunny South of France and near to sandy Mediterranean beaches this is a spacious, bright and modern well-equipped family-friendly villa with its own private heated swimming pool, air-conditioning, UKTV, free wi-fi and great views. Private enclosed garden with garden ...
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Maison de la Roche

Maison de la Roche Sleeps: up to 12 over 3 gites Price Range: £450 to £1400 Safe secluded family friendly luxury gites in a Corbières village. Heated pool, trampoline and plenty of space and shade. Walking distance to tapas bar and restaurant and shops. Surrounded by vines - 35 mins ...
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Tournesol Gite

Sleeps: 5 Price Range: £350 - £895 Description of Gite / B&B / Hotel: One of three gites, set in outstanding scenery overlooking the Viaur Gorge this beautifully restored former farmhouse offers traditional architecture whilst providing all the modern comforts of home. The property is located on a farm complex ...
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Le Moulin de l’Argentouire

Le Moulin de l'Argentouire Sleeps: 9 Price Range: £700 to £1300 per week Description of Gite / B&B / Hotel: Le Moulin de L’Argentouire (Self catering near the Canal Du Midi, France) A tranquil setting that was three hundred years in the making, no passing traffic, only the wildlife and ...
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