Description: A mountainous region mainly known for it’s three man made lakes which have been developed for tourism. It’s an attractive holiday destination which is not over-developed, with the added benefit of the Mediterranean beaches within easy reach.

Location: 50km north east of Carcassonne on the other side of the Black Mountain.

General Info: Website.

Our recommendations:  The Lac de la Raviège provides a wide variety of watersports entertainment, including canoeing and sailing, as well as several man-made beaches.

For the children:  The Gijou valley railway path is situated on a dis-used narrow-gauge railway route to the north of the Parc.  Best followed to the west from Lacaune, it provides for a lovely cycle route.

This website  has some excellent information on the Parc, furthermore it has information on all 42 French regional parks.  If you love the outdoors this is an invaluable guide.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Languedoc: