Languedoc is a former province of France. Its territory is now contained in the modern-day region of Occitanie in the south of France. Its capital city was Toulouse. It had an area of approximately 27,376 square kilometers. Warmth might easily be sufficient for lunch on the terrace. Oysters, certainly, with perhaps monkfish stew to follow. The great seawater lagoons should yield flamingos – many migrate no longer – and, just inland, early spring hints at the best of the garrigue’s herbs and spiky shrubs. More than anything, though, you get a feel for the Mediterranean in its fullness when it was a source of civilisation, of work and of menace, rather than a leisure facility. Here, running east to west, are five spots I’d like to be.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
Paris and cinema: Why the French capital is the city of the silver screen
As London falls, prime Paris pulls buyers across the Channel
Pedal power: Paris unveils new 25km/h electric Velib’ bikes
Jacques Garcia on His (Re-)Renovation of Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s
The best Airbnb venues in Paris
France sees big drop in unemployment rate in boost for Macron
French Catalans offer to host ‘government in exile’ as tensions rise in Spain
Why Paris won’t be getting its fleet of ‘flying’ water taxis after all