Languedoc-Roussillon + the Pyrenees

Languedoc-Roussillon + the Pyrenees Travel Guide

This museum blends contemporary works made of everyday objects (like brightly colored sculpted murals made from toys) and folk art; Argentine botanical artist Liliana Motta uses common plants and weeds from around the world to decorate the garden.

The rustic, typically Sètois bar is popular with residents, who come here for affordable wines and simple grilled seafood brochettes.

Produces an excellent collection of Côtes de Thongue wines; every July, the Swiss owners hold a classical music festival onsite.

A tour of the Caves of Roquefort will turn you into a lover of Roquefort cheese if you aren't one already.

The ganache is spiked with the russet-colored piment d’Espelette.

Temporary exhibitions of contemporary paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations are set in a vast space designed by architect Lorenzo Piqueras, who recently overhauled the Salle des États, where the Mona Lisa is displayed in the Louvre.

This maritime-themed shop specializes in traditional marine-motif dishware, lighthouse lamps, boat-shaped tables, and other nautically inspired objects.

Where: Crossing the Tarn Valley in the Massif Central, near Millau in southern France.

 

Stats: 8,100 feet (less than two miles) long; cars travel 885 feet above sea level, but the highest point on the bridge is 1,125 feet.

 

The museum houses pottery made by the Gauls.

Ask to see the Socoa models.

The Sètois take their cocktails seriously. Join the crowds ordering aperitifs at this sleek bar overlooking the docks.

Visit the archaeological site at La Graufesenque, where the Gauls made the pottery now housed in the Musée Fenaille.