Languedoc-Roussillon info

Being a former province of France Languedoc is continued in the modern-day régions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees in the south of France.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region is dominated by 740,300 acres (2,996 km2) of vineyards, three times the combined area of the vineyards in Bordeaux. The region has been an important winemaking centre for centuries. Grapevines are said to have existed in the South of France since the Pliocene period - before the existence of Homo sapiens. The first vineyards of Gaul developed around two towns: Beziers and Narbonne.

The Mediterranean climate and plentiful land with soil ranging from rocky sand to thick clay was very suitable for the production of wine, and it is estimated that one in ten bottles of the world's wine was produced in this region during the 20th century (Robinson 1999:395). Despite this enormous quantity, the area's significance was often overlooked by scholarly publications and commercial journals, largely because very little of the wine being produced was classified under an appellation contrôlée until the 1980s (Joseph 2005:190).

 

Bays in Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Argeles-sur-Mer is a commune of the Pyrenees-Orientales department in southwestern France, near Perpignan. Argeles-sur-Mer is located in the coast sector of the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, just a short drive away from the Spanish border....


Banyuls-sur-Mer is a French municipality in the département of Pyrenees-Orientales in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon....


Canet-en-Roussillon is a commune In The Pyrenees-Orientales department in southern France....


Cap d'Agde is the seaside resort of the town of Agde, France, on the Mediterranean sea in the departement of Herault, within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon....


Carcassonne (Carcassona in Occitan) is a fortified French town, in the Aude dpartement of which it is the prfecture, in the former province of Languedoc. It is separated into the fortified Cit de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse....


Collioure is a seaside Mediterranean town and commune a few kilometers north of the Spanish border in the French département of Pyrénées-Orientales, a part of the ancient Roussillon province and the present-day Languedoc-Roussillon region....


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Frontignan la Peyrade is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France....


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La Grande-Motte is a commune in the Herault departement in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France....


Le Barcares is A Commune In The Pyrenees - Orientales department in southern France Bordering The Mediterranean Sea....


Leucate is a commune in the Aude department in southern France....


Narbonne is situated near the Mediterranean coast in the Aude department of the Languedoc region of Southern France. Founded in 118 BC as a Roman port. It's now a city of 40,000 and a few kilometres from the sea. ...


Port-la-Nouvelle is a commune in the Aude department in southern France, right on the Mediterranean with European Union Blue Flag beach for water quality, and is the perfect destination year round complete with fishing and commercial port....


Port-Vendres is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France....


Sant Pere Pescador is a small town in the Bay of Rosas on the river Fluvia....


Sete is a commune in the Herault department in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France. Known as the Venice of Languedoc, it is a port and a sea-side resort on the Mediterranean Sea....


Valras-Plage Is A Common In The Hérault department in Languedoc-Roussillon southern France....


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