Le Canal du Midi "Pays CatharThe
Halfway between sport and culture, the Canal du Midi build by engineer Paul Riquet at XVII th century can be discovered by boat, bicycle or by foot along the calm water. Along this fantastic construction classified “world patrimony” by Unesco you can discover some technical achievement like water staircase de Fronserannes, bridge of the Canal over Orb river, Malpas Tunnel, and others.
Many charming villages like Lagrasse, Olargues, Pezenas classified as “most beautiful village of France”, or abbey of Fontfroide have to be discovered, as well as the biggest city like elegant Narbonne or Montpellier with historical center completely pedestrian.
When going deeper inside the country, you will discover “Parc National du Haut Languedoc”, the “Black Mountains”, the Tarn Valley and graceful “Viaduc de Millau” or Dourbie Gorge.
At 45 km from the Gite-des-Vignes is situated le Parc de Sigean where wild animals are living in half liberty (elephant, rhino, giraffe, etc.) will certainly be loved by children's.
Pour en savoir plus : bibliographie sur la région