The Languedoc is an area of modern France, located in the south east of the country. Historically, the name Languedoc has borne several meanings. For present purposes it constitutes part of the Région of the Region of Languedoc-Roussillon.
This Région is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the east, the Pyrenees ( Pirenèus, Pirineus, Pyrénées) and Spain to the south, the Région of Midi-Pyrénées to the west, and the Massif Central (and Auvergne Région) to the North.
In this section you can read about:
- Physical geography, including mountains, gorges, rivers and lakes, plains, plateaux and the Camargue, at the Rhône Delta.
- Political geography of the area including the five departéments of the Languedoc-Roussillon (Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozère, and Pyrénées-Orientales).
- Geology in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
- Water in the Languedoc-Roussillon.
- Archaeology, and Palaeontology in the Languedoc-Roussillon, including spectacular human finds at Tautavel and Dinosaurs at Esperaza.
- Areas of Special Interest including the Corbières, the Cévennes, and the Sidobre and the role of vulcanism in creating the Pyrennes mountains.
for information about the Coast of the Laqnguedoc.
Click here for information about the Canal du Midi.
Click here for the History of the area, including the other meanings of the name Languedoc.