The Languedoc Roussillon region

Popular French holiday destination, the Languedoc Roussillon region in the south of France, offers a good destination in October with regular temperatures of 70F or 21C. The weather, at this time of the year, has proved to be pleasurably sunny and exceptionally mild. This fascinating area of Europe offers numerous ways of relaxing and the tourist has the benefit of many leisure activities.

Being low season, budget airlines offer reduced flight prices with car hire and accommodation following a similar example making the South of France a very affordable choice. Research through the travel agents, will assist the traveler in obtaining the cheapest travel arrangements

Holiday homes, gites, or other self-catering accommodation are available for rent and owners can be approached on giving reduced tariffs in low season. As most gite owners choose to control their own rentals it is best to confirm, before arriving, with the local tourist information office.  The local tourist board support gites as they create investment and appeals to the tourist on a budget.

The Languedoc Roussillon offers a range of holidays. For those sunny days, this Mediterranean destination offers a spectacular coast with beautiful sandy beaches, water sports and walking in the many areas of exceptional natural beauty. It has National Parks and, abundant in flora and fauna, wildlife reserves.

For those not so sunny days , the region has an abundance of grotto’s and caves to explore together with cathedrals, chateaux and castles, ancient cities, towns and villages to visit. These visits could also include World Heritage sites which include the Pont du Gard, Carcassonne and a boat trip down the Canal du Midi.

Many food markets, a great French tradition, offer a great range of fresh food and give the tourist a chance to sample the French way of life. These markets are easy to find, most of them being in the centre of the town or village. Southern France is widely appreciated for its local products which include olive oil, seafood and tomatoes.   A visit to the Victor Hugo food market in Toulouse should not be overlooked.

The cooler temperatures in October are more favourable to the walker hiking through the Pyrenees and to those being more physically active have a preference for the cooler, fair weather compared to during July and August.  Tourist looking toward an affordable holiday with good weather need look no further than the Languedoc Roussillon.