While there are many spectacular beaches to enjoy in the area, there is also much to draw you inland. Beyond the perfect sands and elegant ports, there is a beautiful region waiting to be discovered. Nature lovers will find the raw, unspoiled beauty of the Camargue with its wild horses and black bulls to be an unmissable experience. Ancient towns such as Montpellier and Perpignan are always a popular attraction, and if you can spare the time, the walled city of Carcassonne is simply a gem.
You’re really spoiled for choice if you want to camp in Languedoc. The warmer climate makes it a much safer bet for a camping holiday whether under canvass or in a chalet type of home.
Languedoc has a fantastic choice of family campsites and holiday caravan parks and has some of the best beaches you can find in France. Have a look at these sites which are a short selection of the sites on offer, just click on the images below;
A large campsite with a wide variety of onsite activities and faciltiies which are all well maintained to an high standard. With direct access to the beach don’t forget your spade and bucket.
Stunningly pretty little holiday park in Languedoc perfect for couples or for families looking for something a little bit more peaceful than usual action packed campsites in France.
Les Mediterranees is actually two campsites in one with great onsite family entertainment, top quality facilities and accommodation plus access to the beach the whole family with love camping in Languedoc.
A large holiday park with lots going on to keep the whole family entertained. Just short a walk to the long sandy beaches of Languedoc makes this part of Southern France the ideal family holiday destination.
A blissful yet lively holiday park in the lesser known region of Languedoc. With well kept and up-to-date facilities onsite, inspiring scenery plus lovely beaches on your door step, this is what family holidays in Languedoc are all about.
A small and peaceful campsite wtih all the amenities and facilities of a larger campsite. With a wide range of accommodation to choose from and a great pool complex the family is spoilt with decisions.
Aloha Village is a great holiday park designed with the family in mind, set in a lovely Languedoc area you’ve got the beach on your door step although you might not want to leave campsite.
Located in Southern France this is a campsite with a spark that has direct access to the beach and offers a wide range of activities sure to keep the whole family busy.
A very large campsite with a great choice of accommodation, the onsite facilities are well maintained and the usual sporting activities are included on the campsite as well as a choice of kids clubs.
A petite and family friendly holiday park with a comprehensive range of onsite activities and facilities of an high standard set against the stunning backdrop of Languedoc in Southern France.
A large and action packed campsite with fantastic facilities, kids clubs and large pool complex, you can rest assured the kids will never be bored and neither will the adults.
Scrumptious food, great onsite facilities and nearby beaches make this Languedoc holiday park popular with families looking for a campsite with everything on a plate.
How do you get to Languedoc? Take your pick these days. There are fantastic road, rail and air links with the UK. You can drive south from Paris and there are some fantastic motorways but you’ll need to make sure you plan plenty of breaks and will probably want an overnight stop. Rail has become very easy with the opening of the High Speed rail link to Paris with Eurostar and then the state of the art TGV which will take you to Narbonne or Perpignan. No frills flying really has opened up areas like Languedoc. You can fly from Stanstead, Luton, Liverpool and Southampton to a number of airports in the area. The choice is almost overwhelming. Fly where you want and then pick up a hire car – what could be easier.
Family Holidays in Languedoc
Languedoc is a region that typifies the whole of France, France in mini if you like. It has a very mild climate which explains why the area is such a popular holiday destination. The local people really enjoy the good things in life so the area is steeped in hearty food, fantastic beaches and pretty places to visit. You are perfectly located to take advantage of the Pyrenees and the Spanish hot spot that is Barcelona is within easy reach.
The area, in south-west France sits between Provence in the east and gently curves down the Mediterranean coast to the border with Spain and Andorra in the south. The modern region was formed when two historic provinces and takes its name (Languedoc Roussillon to give it its proper name) from langue d’oc which is a language linked with the Catalonia, and Roussillon in the far south which was once known as the French Cataonia although today the term is only referred to the Spanish area.
Flowing through the region is the really pretty Canal Du Midi. The tranquil canal with its archetypal banks with its plane trees flows across the region’s middle with the famous, historic city of Carcassone at its centre. South of the canal you encounter rolling hills that become less and less gentle the further south you go as you approach the Pyrenees Mountains.
The Mediterranean coast features river deltas and coastal plains and has Some really stunning beaches with pretty costal ports such as Collioure in Roussillon and fishing villages such as Sete and Palavas. The coastline of Lower-Languedoc is cut off from the hinterland by marshy étangs (lagoons), which have prevented the same sort of furious development that has blighted the Cote d’Azur and the Spanish Costas.
Languedoc is a place of huge contrasts. Lively, modern cities and pretty medieval towns with Barcelona in reach for an easy day trip on the other side of the mountains and there is good, motorway and rail access with the TGV, to Paris. It’s good to see the region blooming after what has been a period of decline, as tourists flood into the area.
Dali Museum, Figueres
Most people are aware of Salvador Dali’s surreal paintings. The Dali Museum in Figueres is a chance to see much of his work exhibited in a very unusual way. The museum was designed by Dali himself and just as you would expect it’s one surreal experience after another. This really is the only way to view this artist’s work. The building has fabulously odd staircases, windows, nooks and crannies wherever you look and makes a great day out. You’ll find the museum just one hour from Languedoc’s southern border with Spain.
La Cité, Carcassonne
La Cite, just outside Carcassonne is just outside the city and has been restored with a great attention to detail. The huge walled and moated castle has a village at its centre and the whole thing dates back to the 10th century. Entrance is free and it’s a good place to stop of if you are planning a visit to Carcassonne itself.
The Canal du Midi
Acting as a cooling duct across the Languedoc the canal is lined by majestic plane trees that create a cool shaded area away from the hot Mediterranean sun. It’s a very popular tourist destination and hiring a boat to cruise up and down its length is a good way to spend lazy sunny afternoons. At each village or town you come across will have its own foodie specialities. You are in the home of the famous Cassoulet and there are as many different recipes as there are villages.
Written by Dave Jonhson of Family Camping Reviews
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