The Haut Languedoc Regional Natural Park
A haven of coolness and calm, the Haut Languedoc is no more than forty minutes from the airport. There you will find a subtle palette of contours and climates, forests and lakes. You’ll discover villages typical of the region, its extraordinary heritage, the richness of its wildlife and plants, and its many outdoor activitie too.
You’ll be enchanted!
The Atlantic and Mediterranean climates meet in the 260,000 hectares of the Haut Languedoc Regional Natural Park. It’s a region with a distinctly highland character, containing varied landscapes. You’ll be enchanted as you explore the heart of nature, abundant and protected, in magnificent pine forests like those of Canada, and cross the path of mountain sheep in the heights of the Espinousse.
Enjoy nature to the full
Go climbing and rambling in the heights of the Caroux, bathe in the pure waters of the Héric, take your canoes and kayaks on the Orb - or fish in the river, go horse-riding, donkey-riding or walking. Enjoy nature to its fulestl and discover the region off the beaten track.
Tickle your taste-buds
Gastronomy and the pleasures of wine are an integral part of life in the Haut Languedoc. The wines of this region are patiently grown on the steep hillsides and like the culinary specialities, are an open invitation to be part of the way of life in the South of France.
Take a dip!
On the borders of the Hérault, the Tarn and the Aveyron, huge hydraulic dams have been built to create four lakes - the Raviège, the Laouzas, the Vesoles and the Saints-Peyre. Great favourites for bathing, water-sports and for unforgettable walks, these attractive lakes are wonderful places for visitors to stop and enjoy.