Cite de Carcassonne, Rue Viollet le Duc, Carcassonne, France
Carcassonne Medieval City
A magnificent walled medieval city with a wealth of attraction and history.
Narbonne Plage, Narbonne, France
About fifteen kilometres to the east of Narbonne, City of Art and History, at the foot of the Clape mountain, in the Regional National Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean, lies the seaside resort of Narbonne Plage. Carrying the European Blue Flag label, the resort is appreciated for its long beach, no fewer than five kilometres of fine sand, which is great for relaxing, bathing, and for sports activities such as sailing, beach volleyball, jet-skiing, sand yachting, catamaran or sea kayak. There is also lots of entertainment in the summer at Narbonne Plage, such as evening markets, open-air shows and traditional festivals...
For nature-lovers, the resort is a good starting point for rambles on the wild, unspoilt Clape massif.
If you're in the mood to soak up some history, sun, and sample some local cuisine, then Narbonne is the city for you. The French settlement of 50,000 inhabitants has plenty of museums, shops, and food stores to explore. As such, the place can be visited as a day trip from Beziers, or even Montpellier if you don't mind travelling a little further afield. Trains between Beziers, Montpellier, and Narbonne run on a regular basis.
Between sea and lagoons, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean, stands the old, circular village of Gruissan, overlooked by the Barberousse medieval tower. As well as its village with typical little streets, the commune of Gruissan has two marinas, and a pretty Blue Flag listed bathing resort two kilometres away. Endowed with beautiful fine sandy beaches, great for relaxing and water sports, the resort of Gruissan Plage is also remarkable for its picturesque neighbourhood made up of 1,300 chalets on stilts...
Besides its numerous summer entertainments, amazing windsurfing and salt planes, in May every year there is a big festival in Gruissan, Les Festejades, lasting three days, where the public can enjoy concerts, brass bands and batucada groups in a party atmosphere.