Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Céret

Musée d’Art Moderne

Roussillon had its artistic heyday around the turn of the 20th century, when Fauvist and cubist artists flocked here, attracted by the searing colours and sun-drenched landscapes. This wonderful museum was created i…
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 are split into three main sections: Old Masters, Modern Movements a…
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, and it's still an impressive venu…
Top Choice Roman Site in Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

The extraordinary three-tiered Pont du Gard, 21km northeast of Nîmes, 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 …
Top Choice Area in Carcassonne

La Cité

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

Palais des Rois de Majorque

Perpignan’s most dominant monument, the Palace of the Kings of Mallorca sprawls over a huge area to the south of the old town. Built in 1276, the castle was later refortified with massive red-brick walls by Louis XI…
Top Choice Cathedral in Uzès

Cathédrale St-Théodont

Built in 1090 on the site of a Roman temple, Uzès' cathedral was partially destroyed in both the 13th and 16th centuries and stripped during the French Revolution. All that remains of the 11th-century church is its …
Top Choice Museum in Bouzigues

Parc des Dinosaures

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 and ongoing archaeological digs are unearthing…
Top Choice Chateau in Uzès

Duché

This fortified château belonged to the House of Cressol, 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 …
Zoo in Montpellier

Montpellier Parc Zoologique

Four kilometres north of the city centre, this excellent zoo – France’s second-largest, covering 60 hectares – has an enormous population of wild residents that spans the world’s continents, including a rare white r…