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      As a visitor to Autignac you will be struck by the sheer diversity of the landscape. A half hour drive will take you from the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean to the natural beauty of the mountains or the slow pace of life on the Canal du Midi. You will marvel at the fairytale city of Carcassonne and the ancient fortresses of the Cathars. It is a region famous for bullfighting which takes place in the imposing Roman Arenas of Beziers and Nimes . A wide range of entertainment, culture, shopping, restaurants and local food markets is to be found in the towns surrounding Autignac.  
      Towns in the region  

Bezier was originally a
Roman settlement

Sete's canal side region is the place
for excellent seafood restaurants

Local towns (within one hour's drive)

Beziers is the nearest large town to Autignac. It has a fine old cathedral and Roman Arena, which hosts concerts as well as bullfighting. Les Allees Paul Riquet is the area to head to for shopping, people watching at the pavement cafes and a stroll through the beautiful park. The annual Feria takes place here in August, a lively 4 day party with a carnival atmosphere.

A picturesque town with grand 15th and 16th Century architecture, Pezenas is a centre for arts and crafts. It is a lovely place to while away a few hours perusing the squares with their shops and galleries. An excellent market is held every Saturday.

The largest port in the region, Sete is a superb place for lovers of seafood to visit. Numerous restaurants line the canal. At nearby Meze, which lies on the Bassin de Thau, fresh fish can be enjoyed by the harbour side.


Montpellier is a lively town and
the largest in the region

Nimes arena, the city has some of the best
preserved Roman-era monuments

Further afield (one to two hours' drive)

A UNESCO World Heritage site, La Cite at Carcassonne is Europe 's largest medieval walled town. It offers wonderful views of the surrounding area, and beneath its turrets the narrow cobbled streets make it a romantic place to wander.

Montpellier is a lively university town and the largest in the region. It has a well preserved old quarter, excellent restaurants, a theatre and cinema. The city plays host to numerous artistic festivals and events.

Close to the Spanish border, Perpignan is a is a truly cosmopolitan city with a Catalonian feel. It boasts a number of interesting monuments and museums, and it is also a good place for shopping.

One of the most ‘Roman' cities outside of Italy, with a wonderfully well preserved Roman arena.

      Sights to see  







Queribus is one of the many
impressive Cathar Castles in the region

Le Pont-Du-Gard is more than
2000 years old

Canal du Midi
The canal stretches for 235km, linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Excellent for cycling, walking and boat trips.

The Cathar Castles
Built in the 10th Century, these spectacularly remote fortresses provided a refuge for the Cathar people. Montsegur, Peyrepertuse and Queribus are three of the most imposing.

Le Pont-Du-Gard
This incredible Roman aquaduct was constructed in the 1st Century BC and has a span of 275 metres. This also offers an excellent place to swim in the summer months.

The Camargue
A wonderfully wild area of lagoon land, the Camargue is residence to flamingos, wild bulls and the famous Camargue white horses.


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