The region of Languedoc-Rousillon with its Mediterranean climate sends you on a journey back in time. From the peaks of the Pyrenees and
the Cevennes to the wide-open spaces of the Camargue with its wild horses; from the Mediterranean coastline of the Gulf of Lion, where
Phoenician fl eets and Roman galleys once made landfall, to the high plateau of the Causses, every square meter of ground bears the imprint of the many civilizations that have come and gone in the long history of this hallowed region.
Today, however, the ancient and the modern co-exist side by side. Fortunately, the modern seldom impinges upon the architectural history of the millennia. Memorable places lsuch as the Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de l’Aude, Gorges de l’Herault, Gorges de la Cèze and the creeks and caves of the Côte Vermeille preserve their ancient villages intact.
You will lose yourself in the ambiance of olden times when visiting beautiful historical sites such as the Romanesque abbey of SaintHilaire,walking along the Via Domitia or when standing at the gates of the walled cities of the Cathars or Aigues-Mortes and Carcassonne.
You will be similarly transported to the 18 Century when walking around the shady mansions of Montpellier, Uzès, Pézenas and Beaucaire, or when cruising along the Canal du Midi.
Since prehistoric times, Homo sapiens has left the imprint of his evolution all over this magical land. So much so, that the oldest known
European human skull in existence was discovered in this region.