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Motorhoming in Languedoc Roussillon

Motorhoming in Languedoc Roussillon

Of the five departments of Languedoc Roussillon, there is only one, the Lozère that doesn’t have its feet in the water.  The other four, Gard, Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées Orientales are all situated on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. This double- barrelled name gives an indication of the two influences and cultures of this region, Languedoc indicating the influence of the occitane, and Roussilon the catalan.

This region, marked by the implantation of the Romans and its religious battles, is a land of many facets: the scrublands of Provence; deep gorges; mountain ranges and in the north, vast wildernesses. 

Languedoc Roussillon benefits from an exceptional climate.  Sunshine and agreeable temperatures guaranteed, making for some very relaxing motorhome travel in France along the 200km of regional coastline.

There are some spectacular sights to see in this region. The mountains of the Pyrénées, dotted with lakes, give way to the valleys where the sun shines on to a Mediterranean vegetation of citrus trees and cork-oaks.  The coastline where the mauve tinted cliffs plunge steeply into the Mediterranean, punctuated by calanques and creeks and its seaside towns with large beaches.  If you’re hiring a motorhome in France or hiring a motorhome in England, take all of this in before moving on to the valleys steeped in vines where you will find orchards full of almond trees, peaches and cherries, not to mention the olives which will remind you of motorhoming in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.

This limestone region has an enormous network of underground caverns and grottos, the largest in France and is the birthplace of potholing at the end of the 19th century.

Not to be missed, you can make the most of the region by using the Aires de Service in Languedoc Roussillon for your overnight stops.