Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the National Park of the Pyrenees, Occitanie is the ideal region for all nature lovers ! Together the former regions of the Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon the area benefits from a very pleasant climate all year round complimented by so many activities, including walks in the wonderful fresh air.
The strong identity of its culture and its two dialects, which are still to this day spoken by the locals, that is Occitanie and Catalan this will surely seduce you during your holidays in the luxury Castels campsites in Occitanie !
If you like the dynamism of big cities,Toulouse and Montpellier will delight with their large squares and well known star rated restaurants !
You will also appreciate the peace and the beauty of the many small villages which are classified as being the most beautiful in France !
The cuisine of the region is inspired by the Provençal :
Olive oil, tomato, saffron and the aromatic herbs are in almost every preparation. Added to this, the noble and gastronomic delights such as foie gras, the black truffle of Quercy or Roquefort.
Aligot, cassoulet and Aioli are specialities which you will find prevalant in the restaurants of the region.
Naturally the Roman and Occitanie culture is very present, you cannot visit the region without seeing the Pont du Gard, the city of Carcassonne, Canal du Midi and the Arena’s of Nîmes !
A more recent construction, the Pont de Millau which will take you to the heights of Aveyron !
There are many museums, in particular you will love the Museum of Modern Art at Collioure, it has a collection stretching from Picasso to Céret.
You will have realised that your stay has been influenced by the immense culture of the region !
Vacationers will be fascinated by a visit to the caves in the Languedoc where rock paintings can be found. You will also discover the Grotte du Pech Merle and the cave of Padirac.
You will be amazed by the luxuriant natural reserves and the important water source such as the river Tarn as well as the canal of the Garonne.
During your walk, you will most likely cross the famous pathway of Saint Jacques de Compostelle, indicated by a yellow and blue route sign system.
The region offers various possibilities regarding activities which are suitable for all ages: paragliding in the mountainanous landscapes of Gers, the canoe-kayak, golf, and water parks.
Have a great stay in the region Occitanie !