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Top Choice Roman Site in Vers-Pont-du-Gard

Pont du Gard

The extraordinary three-tiered Pont du Gard was once part of a 50km-long system of channels built around 19 BC to transport water from Uzès to Nîmes. The scale is huge: the bridge is 48.8m high, 275m long and graced…
Top Choice Roman Site in Nîmes

Les Arènes

Nîmes’ twin-tiered amphitheatre is the best preserved in France. Built around 100 BC, the arena once seated 24,000 spectators and staged gladiatorial contests and public executions; it's still an impressive venue fo…
Top Choice Gallery in Montpellier

Musée Fabre

Founded in 1825 by painter François-Xavier Fabre, this exceptional museum houses one of France’s richest collections of European art. The galleries collectively showcase the last 600 years of artistic activity in Eu…
Top Choice Area in Carcassonne

Cité Médiévale

Built on a steep spur of rock, Carcassonne’s rampart-ringed fortress dates back more than two millennia. The fortified town is encircled by two sets of battlements and 52 stone towers, topped by distinctive ‘witch’s…
Top Choice Museum in Bouzigues

Musée Parc des Dinosaures et de la Préhistoire

Signs warning of dinosaurs line the drive up, but this dinosaur park is no gimmick – the biggest cache of dinosaur eggs ever discovered in Europe was found here in 1996. Ongoing archaeological digs are unearthing mo…
Top Choice Chateau in Uzès

Duché

This fortified château belonged to the House of Crussol, who were the dukes of Uzès for over 1000 years until the French Revolution. The building is a Renaissance wonder, with a majestic 16th-century façade showing …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Sète

La Coquerie

Prepare to be wowed: some of Languedoc's most exquisite dining is at chef Anne Majourel's Michelin-starred premises. She shuns menus (fixed-price meals) in favour of what's fresh from the fish auction and utilises t…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Carcassonne

La Barbacane

Carcassonne's finest dining is inside the Hôtel de la Cité at chef Jérôme Ryon's Michelin-starred premises. Opulent carved woodwork and stained glass set the stage for unforgettable dishes utilising some of France's…
Top Choice Bistro in Montpellier

Anga

Drop in to this sweet little gourmet neobistro for top-notch market cuisine concocted by a trio of hipsters. The tiny menu changes every day and always involves seasonal, fresh ingredients. The dining area has soft …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Carcassonne

L'Atelier de Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez is an artisan (and character) who works with high-quality, exclusively organic and locally sourced materials. In his atelier du goût (taste workshop) with a charmingly old-fashioned decor, he concoc…