Preserved natural areas and breathtaking landscapes, an exceptional heritage (8 UNESCO sites including Carcassonne and Pont du Gard), and a celebrated lifestyle and leisure activities for everyone, everywhere: Occitanie epitomizes France as a whole, with its accent and cherished customs. Come and explore it, contemplate the scenery, be moved, and enjoy a great experience to share.

Occitanie is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations and the 1st most popular region among French tourists, ahead of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and Paris! 

Nimes, France. Ancient aqueduct of Pont du Gard.

Occitanie is also one of few parts of France to have it all: the sea, with the Mediterranean coast; the mountains, with the Pyrenees; the city, with its two big metropolises, Toulouse and Montpellier, and the countryside, endlessly rolling out its typical scenery, picturesque villages and protected natural landscapes. For instance, did you know that Occitanie was the number 1 region in France for biodiversity? With its 7 regional natural parks and 2 national parks, outstanding and protected natural sites account for 40% of its territory! 

Enjoy the French “Art de Vivre” in two main cities. The Metropolis of Toulouse is the world’s aeronautical capital, thanks to Airbus, and the space capital of Europe, while Montpellier, the 2nd largest city of Occitanie, is the most Latin French city. 

Along 220 km of unspoiled beaches and clean sea, our region is bordered by the Mediterranean, from the Camargue to the Vermilion coast. Here you can enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and sailing activities for all. Share our talent for taking it easy, explore the great seafaring traditions, and enjoy a walk through the vineyards, fishing villages, and “Grand Sites” along the coast:  Collioure, Perpignan, Narbonne, Sète, Pézenas, Aigues-Mortes… 

Epicurian, Occitanie is also the biggest wine-making region in the world, and its 80 appellations account for 36% of all France’s wine. It’s the French leader in organic wine too.

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