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Things to See in the Languedoc:   Historic Towns

Agde:  ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Agte).  Located in the Hérault département at the mouth of the River Hérault, this was originally a Phoenician settlement, later taken over by the Greeks. Click here for more about Agde Next.

Aigues Mortes:  ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Ayga Mortas).  Spectacular medieval walled town in the Gard département built by Louis XII. Click here for more about Aigues Mortes Next.

Albi:  ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Albi).  Attractive Market town. Spectacular Cathedral. Click here for details Next. Albi:  ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Albi).  Attractive Market town. Spectacular Cathedral. Click here for more about Albi Next.

Alet les Baines:  Pretty town in the Aude département on the River Aude, once a walled city with a Cathedral, now ruined. Click here for more about Alet-les-Bains Next.

Céret.  in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Attractive fortified town, where Pic.   A fortified town, famous as the home of Cubist and other painters, including Picasso, Bracque and Gris. Click on the foolling link for more on Céret

Couiza: Town in the Aude département on the Haute Vallée of River Aude. Click here for more about Couiza Next.

Coullioure.  Attractive Port in the Pyrénées-Orientales département on the Vermillion Coast with a palace, an unusually large number of art galleries and a templar fortress.   Click here for more about Coullioure Next.

Espéraza: Attractive market town in the Aude département in the Haute Valée of the River Aude. Click here for more about Espéraza Next.

Elne: Attractive town in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. Click here for more about Elne Next.

Lagrasse: Attractive town in the The Corbières (Aude département). Click here for more about Lagrasse Next.

Limoux: Large Market town in the Aude département on the Haute Vallée of River Aude. Click here for more about Limoux Next.. Or on the following link for more information on its famous Limoux winter CarnivalClick here for more about the Limoux Fecos.. For this year's programme, click here Click here for more about Limoux..

Mirepoix:  Pretty Cathedral town in the Ariege. Click here for more on Mirepoix Next.

Montolieu:  A French version of Hey-on-Wye. Dozens of bookshops selling new and secondhand books. Click here for more on Montolieu Next.

Pézenas:   Artist colony in the Gard département - galleries and studios, also local crafts; cafés, wineries, and shopping. Lots of (overpriced) antique shops. Abbaye de Valmagne. Click here for more about Pézenas Next.

Nebias: Small town  in the Aude département. Click here for more about Nebias Next.

Quillan ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Quilhan):  in the Aude département on the River Aude. Click here for Quillan Next. Click here for photos of the Quillan Carnival Next.

Sète:  A famous and attractive fishing port in the Hérault département. Click here for more about Sète Next.

Saint Gilles:  A town in the Gard département on the border of the Camargue. The ancient seat of the The House of Toulouse. Click here for  more about St-Gilles Next.

Villefranche-de-Conflet ( The Name in Occitan. Clich here to find out more about occitan.   Vilafranca): In the  Pyrénées-Orientales département. Wonderful walled town and nearby fortress. Click here for more about Villefranche-de-Conflet Next.

 

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