Languedoc - the biggest wine producing region in the world
The region has 40 000 hectars with 18 different grapes - and not types are alike. The only thing these grapes has in common is that mankind has grown wine in this area since ancient time.
The location close to the Mediterranean Sea means that there are mild and bright winters, hot and dry summers, scents, and sea fog. There are lots of exciting experiences on the program in the "Pays d'Oc" from Nimes to Aude and from Montpellier to Carcassonne.
Appellations include Coteaux du Languedoc, Minervois and Minervois la Livinière, Corbières, Fitou, Cabardès, Malepère, Saint Chinian, Faugères and Clairette du Languedoc. Go to Limoux for sparkling wines and for muscates, head to Lunel, Mireval, Frontignan, or Saint Jean-de-Minervois.
Do not miss:
- Frontfroide Abbey
- Canal du Midi, fortified City of Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, UNESCO World Heritage
- Saint Guilhem-le-Désert and Abbey of Saint-Gilles on the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela
A unique experience
Tour the Chateaus of the Languedoc. A day of discovery with tours and tastings held at the Château of Flaugergue or Valmagne is a great experience.