Things to do in Occitanie while you’re on holiday
You’ve decided to head to the south west of France this year, so what if you don’t know what there is to do in Occitanie? Le French Time can help by bringing you a round-up of activities you can get involved in near your Occitanie campsite.
Things to do during your stay in Occitanie
In 2014, the Occitanie region was formed from 13 departments and this means that there are as many different places, landscapes and historical treasures for you to discover. In Occitanie, every new day brings a new experience to excite or delight you, or enhance your well-being.
History and Heritage told over thousands of years
The Occitanie region has a real treasure trove of cultural heritage. Visit the castle at Carcassonne and enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the city walls. The Pont du Gard was built by the Romans in the 1st century BCE and is another historical treasure for you to discover. The towers at Aigues-Mortes, the Saint-Martin du Canigo Abbey and the many Cathar castles are all there to take you on a journey through time and history, close to your campsite in Occitanie.
A huge variety of natural landscapes
Come and discover an authentic landscape, where nature has reclaimed her bounty. Along the Tarn gorge, deep in the Cévennes National Park or in and around the salt flats at the Salins du Midi, go hiking or biking in the heart of a surprising and rich natural environment.
Traditions and a warm welcome
Your holidays in Occitanie also give you the chance to immerse yourself in local folklore, myths and customs. Discover the unique atmosphere of the “féria” (bullfighting fairs) in Istres, Nîmes and Arles, festivals in Grau and Saint Vincent à Collioure, and water jousting events in Sète.
Family activities in Occitanie: fun and relaxation for everyone
What can we do as a family in Occitanie? On land or at sea, up in the mountains or down on the beach, your holidays will be filled with activities and excitement. Try out many different water sports on the beaches along the coast from Camargue to the Vermillion Coast. Explore the Occitanie landscape and try climbing, high ropes courses or rafting.
You’ll find some unique plant and animal species in Occitanie. You and your family will be captivated by wild horses, pink flamingoes, the Pyrenean Chamois and any number of woodland species, not to mention the Cité de l’Espace scientific discovery centre and the Sigean African Reserve.