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Cheap flights to Languedoc-Roussillon

The country of France has 27 regions, and Languedoc-Roussillon is among them. It is the southernmost region within mainland France, and comprises of the five departments of Aude, Gard, Herault, Lozere, and Pyrenees-Orientales. Languedoc-Roussillon is bordered by the French regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Rhone-Alpes, Auvergne, and Midi-Pyrenees on the one side, and Spain, Andorra, and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. The region’s capital is Montpellier.

What to see & do

Among the main attractions in Languedoc-Roussillon include Château de Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, Pont du Gard, Puilaurens Castle, Fontfroide Abbey, Arena of Nîmes, and Fort de Salses, to name a few. A Roman amphitheatre, Arena of Nîmes, is located within Nîmes and was built in 70 AD, then remodelled in 1863. The amphitheatre has around 34 rows of seats, able to seat 16,300 spectators, with an elliptical central space that measures 133 metres long by 101 metres wide. Puilaurens Castle or the Château de Puilaurens, is among the ‘Cathar castles’; the castle can be seen above the Boulzane Valley, and has belonged to the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa before the Queen of Aragon’s acquisition in 1162. Languedoc-Roussillon is best explored through its hundreds of villages, each offering a unique and interesting character and individual charm. Languedoc-Roussillon is predominantly a wine growing region so don’t forget to have a taste!

How to get around within Languedoc-Roussillon

Air travel within Languedoc-Roussillon is made possible by the airports located in Carcassonne, Beziers, and Perpignan. When travelling within the region’s capital, Montpellier, it is best to go around through the city’s trams, buses, along with personal transportation like bikes and cars. Travelling by tram, lines 1 to 4 take passengers from West to East; South-West to North-East; West to South-East; and around with a circle line, respectively. These lines go from Mosson to Odysseum; Saint Jean de Vedas to Jacou; Juvignac to Perols or Lattes; and Albert 1er to Saint-Denis. Montpellier’s bus system covers most if not all of the areas within the city. With numerous units travelling from stop to stop, it is easy to get on from bus stops near train stations and then get off on another. Taking the bus would require purchasing and validating a ticket beforehand, and since the buses use the same tickets as the trams within the area, the tickets can also be purchased from the same ticket machine by the tram stops. Going by bicycle and car, Montpellier has provided its travellers with a comprehensive network of paths that are separated from the regular traffic to ensure biker safety. The bicycles can be rented via the VéloMagg or Vélos Montpellier Agglomeration, a bike sharing scheme in Montpellier.

How to get there

The airports that serve the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France include Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport, Carcassonne Airport, Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport, and Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport. The Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport has flights to and from national and international destinations such as Casablanca, Tangier, Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Rome, London, Basel, Amsterdam, Munich, Casablanca, Charleroi, Nantes, and Strasbourg, including seasonal flights to and from Algiers, Copenhagen, Hahn, Rotterdam, Ajaccio, and Brest. These destinations can be reached with flights provided by airlines namely, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air France, Air France operated by HOP!, Alitalia, Alitalia operated by Alitalia CityLiner, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia.com, and Volotea.

Flights to Languedoc-Roussillon

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