Tour of Languedoc Region
This cycling trip will take you through all the best places Languedoc has to offer!
Your tour starts in St Guilhem le Desert, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for its cloister and declared as one of the “Most beautiful villages of France”. From there, you will ride on the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, cycling through vineyards and typical villages of the south of France. Don’t miss out on the world renowned Languedoc wines!
You will then cycle along the Canal du Midi. This waterway, also a UNESCO heritage site, links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. It was built in the 17th century. At the end of this adventure, you will arrive in Carcassonne, famous for its fortified castle. This medieval city with its Gothic cathedral, its narrow streets and of course its castle was restored by Viollet le Duc in the 19th century and is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
This tour will definitely show you the best of Languedoc, and all this in just one week!
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Day : Pre-tour Night
From private mansions to museums, from lovely little gardens to public squares,the old Montpellier is fascinating. Leave your car in one of the nearby car-parks(rue Foch and rue Pitot) and come and enjoy the city on foot.
Just steps away from the Peyrou Gardens and the place de la canourgue,You will find a building housing the secrets of carefully-planned hospitality. The combination of old stones and modern comfort of its 26cosily-arranged rooms give a very special charm to this little hotel.\t
Day : 1
Located 30 minutes Montpellier, on the road to Compostelle, hotel and village will enable visitors to discover the southern Romanesque art as well as exceptional nearby natural sites such as the "Clamouse" cave, the gorges of the "Herault" river, the "Infernet" cirque, and more. The hotel allows visitors to spend unforgettable vacations in a unique medieval village: Saint Guilhem le Desert which is a world heritage site by Unesco.
Day : 2
Charming 3 chimney hotel in Logis de France rating, in the heart of this community, yet in it's own grounds and walled gardens, the Hotel and Restaurant "La Source" offer you the authentic atmosphere of a 17th century French hostelry with a traditional family hotel welcome.The owners, Rudy and Wisky and their daughter Inge, have created a Hotel and Restaurant described by visitors as "an oasis of peace and calm" which is best expressed in the French word "tranquille". Set in the heart of a 300 year old park, bordered by a gentle stream, the accommodation offered in the 12 individual guest rooms and one double communicating room blends beautifully with the dignified elegance of this Royal artisan's colony.
Day : 3
In the old city, a completely renovated building, the XIX hotel proposes you 12 superior-quality rooms. Giving onto the square Jean Jaurès, right in the heart of Béziers, you will be plunged into an atmosphere deserving of big cities. Its decoration "art deco" following the styles of the day and its warm colors will transport you in a universe of sweetness and peace.
Day : 4
The Chateau de Siran is a charming hotel on the banks of the Aude and Herault in the heart of Minervois in the Regional Park of Haut Languedoc. The castle is a 16th century country house built on a wall dating from the Middle Ages. The vaulted rooms on the ground floor, high ceilings, wall thickness, the remarkable renaissance sandstone staircase from Aigne, and the remains of the stairs to the walkway are the testimonies of the time.. A heated swimming pool has been installed in the courtyard with Gothic arches, allowing guests to bathe and relax in tranquillity and privacy. Gerard Nadège Blet like to make it a warm and welcoming hotel of charm and hospitality in which to welcome their guests.
Day : 5, 6
The Hotel Montmorency, ideally situated at the foot of the city walls and opposite the entry to the medieval city of Carcassonne, offers the charm of the Middle Ages with contemporary comfort. The hotel is charming and cozy with 20 individually decorated bedrooms. Within tree-lined gardens of half a hectare you will find the heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, perfect for relaxation. There is a private car park for guests as well.