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  New energy infuses ancient Languedoc
In truth, the Languedoc was historically an ocean of insipid wine, sold cheaply all over France.
But the Languedoc has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last 25 years, as the market for mediocre wine has dried up and, simultaneously, the market for fine wine has expanded.
One of the joys of Languedoc wines is that you often don't know what it is you are drinking, which liberates you from preconceptions.
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 The Languedoc Page, a comprehensive guide to Languedoc, France
Languedoc covers roughly the region between the Rhône and the Aude River, extending northwards to the Cévennes and the Massif Central.
Languedoc has been settled by the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans, and invaded by the Alamanni, Vandals, Visigoths, and Saracens.
Some parts of Languedoc have been part of the dominions of the kings of Aragon and the kings of Majorca; it did not come under French control until the 16th century.
www.the-languedoc-page.com   (111 words)

  
  Languedoc (Traditional province, France)
Languedoc was formed by the possessions of the Counts of Toulouse, which was the capital city of Languedoc.
In 1258, the treaty of Corbeil had already given to the king of France the geographical Languedoc, whose ports were necessary to St. Louis to prepare his crusades to Holy Land.
Languedoc was then one of the largest and richest province of the kingdom.
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  Languedoc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The five largest metropolitan areas on the territory of the former province of Languedoc are (as of 1999 census): Toulouse (964,797 inhabitants), Montpellier (459,916 inh.), Nîmes (221,455 inh.), Béziers (124,967 inh.), and Alès (89,390 inh.).
Languedoc is a significant producer of wine, historically of indifferent quality, and a major contributor to the surplus known as the "wine lake".
Languedoc was known in the Middle Ages as the county of Toulouse, an independent county which was in theory part of the kingdom of France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Languedoc   (2607 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Languedoc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Languedoc is a significant producer of wine (Fermented juice (of grapes especially)), historically of indifferent quality, and a major contributor to the surplus known as the "wine lake".
Languedoc was known in the Middle Ages (The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance) as the county of Toulouse (additional info and facts about county of Toulouse), an independent county which was in theory part of the kingdom of France.
Later the name given to the area was Languedoc, literally meaning "language of oc", from the word "yes" in the local Occitan (The medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)) language ("oc", as opposed to "oïl", later "oui", in the north of France).
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 Read about Languedoc-Roussillon at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Languedoc-Roussillon and learn about ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
68.7% of Languedoc-Roussillon is the province of Languedoc:
Gévaudan is often considered to be a sub-province inside the province of Languedoc, in which case Languedoc accounts for 86.6% of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Catalonia (Roussillon), was changed for a new nondescript flag with no reference to the old provinces, except in terms of the colors (red and yellow), which are the colors of both Languedoc and Catalonia.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Languedoc-Roussillon   (700 words)

  
 Languedoc-Roussillon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
68.7% of Languedoc-Roussillon is the province of Languedoc: départements of Hérault, Gard, Aude, extreme south and extreme east of Lozère, and extreme north of Pyrénées-Orientales.
The flag of the région, which displayed the Occitan cross of Languedoc as well as the stripes of Catalonia for Roussillon, was changed for a new nondescript flag with no reference to the old provinces, except in terms of the colors (red and yellow), which are the colors of both Languedoc and Catalonia.
Septimania was the name created by the Romans at the end of the Roman Empire for the coastal area corresponding quite well to present day Languedoc-Roussillon (including Roussillon, but not including Gévaudan), and used in the early Middle Ages for the area.
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 AllRefer.com - Languedoc, France (French Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Languedoc[lANgdOk´] Pronunciation Key, region and former province, S France, bounded by the foot of the Pyrenees, the upper Garonne River, the Auvergne Mts., the RhOne, and the Mediterranean.
Its history from the Frankish conquest (completed 8th cent.) to its final incorporation into the French royal domain (1271) is largely that of the counts of Toulouse.
Under the old regime the parlement of Languedoc sat at Toulouse; the provincial assembly retained importance until the French Revolution.
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 Province of Languedoc, France
The southern portion of the region, Bas (Lower) Languedoc, is composed of a low limestone plain, where almost half of all French wine is produced.
Languedoc, J. Bently, 1987; The Peasants of Languedoc, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, trans.
From the 9th century Toulouse was the seat of a powerful county and the center of the distinctive Languedoc culture.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Provinces/Languedoc.shtml   (841 words)

  
 LANGUEDOC - Online Information article about LANGUEDOC
religion was the end of the brilliant culture of Languedoc.
By the edict of Nantes, the Protestants were given ten places of safety in Languedoc; but civil strife did not come to an end, even under Henry IV.
During Louis XIV.'s reign Languedoc prospered until the revocation of the edict of Nantes.
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 Languedoc vacation villa rentals holiday homes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This renovated 17th century farmhouse is situated atop one of the foothills of the Pyrenees and enjoys a spectacular view of snow-capped Mount Canigou.
Languedoc Roussillon is the "South" of the south of France.
Wine growing is the major industry in Languedoc and in the last ten years the quality of the wines has surpassed every other region in France, from being a "wine lake" of indifferent quality, Languedoc can now offer many of the best wines in the world.
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 La Madeleine is een vakantiehuis in de Montagne Noir, Languedoc Frankrijk
The earth of the Languedoc was sacred to the Celts.
The Languedoc was also discovered by Greeks and Phoenicians who were always looking for a new place to colonize.
In medieval Languedoc, one of the richest countries in Europe and also one of the safest, the kings of the Visigoths and Merovingians ruled the land.
www.vakantiewereld.nl /languedoc/english/mysterie.php   (1127 words)

  
 Languedoc nature : activity holidays
Languedoc is a major place for ecotourism, outdoor activities, wine tours and nice restaurants.
Languedoc Nature can organize your holidays to walk in the Cévennes, ride on the Larzac plateau or visit the Cathare Chateaus,...
Languedoc Nature is an incoming travel agency concerned with the organization of holidays respecting and learning from the environment, and facilitating the contact with people.
www.languedoc-nature.com /eng   (242 words)

  
 Languedoc Property Finders - Experts On Property In The Languedoc
The Languedoc Roussillon area is one of, if not the most popular part of France for the British and Irish to buy property.
Led by Simon Kerridge, Languedoc Property Finders assists mainly British and Irish purchasers through the frustrating maze of French property ownership.
Choosing the right property is the real challenge and at Languedoc Property Finders we aim to remove that hurdle by putting you in contact with the very best properties in the area.
www.languedocpropertyfinders.com   (490 words)

  
 Languedoc Wine Guide: The Coteaux du Languedoc
Central to the Languedoc is the huge AC Coteaux du Languedoc, a nursery for potential appellations of the future.
The Coteaux du Languedoc is the largest and, I feel, one of the most significant viticultural regions of the Mediterranean vineyards.
The crus of the Coteaux du Languedoc are Faugeres, St Chinian and Clairette du Languedoc, all three existing prior to the creation of the Coteaux du Languedoc AC in 1985.
www.thewinedoctor.com /regionalguides/languedoc1.shtml   (1925 words)

  
 Languedoc-Roussillon : Introduction | Frommers.com
Languedoc, one of southern France's great old provinces, is a loosely defined area encompassing such cities as Nîmes, Toulouse, and Carcassonne.
The coast of Languedoc -- from Montpellier to the Spanish frontier -- might be called France's "second Mediterranean," with first place naturally going to the Côte d'Azur.
Back in the days of de Gaulle, the government began an ambitious project to develop the Languedoc-Roussillon coastline that has since become a booming success, as the miles of sun-baking bodies in July and August testify.
www.frommers.com /destinations/languedoc-roussillon/0661010001.html   (416 words)

  
 Homepage Aude Languedoc
A great site that covers the whole of the Languedoc, with houses for sale and rent and a huge amount of information about the region.
Languedoc -the largest producer of wine in Europe in 2004
Languedoc has the fastest Growing House Prices in France.
www.midi-life.com   (1013 words)

  
 Languedoc Roussillon - Tourism in Languedoc Roussillon - Languedoc Roussillon Visite.org
Languedoc Roussillon - Tourism in Languedoc Roussillon - Languedoc Roussillon Visite.org
Languedoc Roussillon - Tourism in Languedoc Roussillon - Tourism in Languedoc - Accommodation, sportand and Leisure, gastronomy and tourim in Languedoc : Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozere, Pyrennes Orientales, nimes, montpellier, beziers, narbonne, perpignan, ales, carcassonne, lodeve,limoux, ceret, mont louis
Accommodation and self catering in Languedoc Roussillon : Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozere, Pyrennes Orientales, nimes, montpellier, beziers, narbonne, perpignan, ales, carcassonne, lodeve,limoux, ceret, mont louis
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 Langued'oc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In a restricted sense, Languedoc refers to a particular region - that area between the Garonne and the Rhone which encompassed greater Toulouse, but it has come to imply the whole south of France.
It is a cultural and a linguistic reference ("langued'oc" makes reference to the southern dialect term for "yes" - "oc"); the south is quite distinct from the north, having been in contact with Mediterranean civilizations for a very long time.
A city in the south of France, in Languedoc within the hill country north of the eastern Pyrenees extending toward the Massif Central.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Languedoc and Roussillon Rough Guide (Rough Guide Travel Guides S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
But this latter, narrow definition of Languedoc is as inappropriate as the traditional one is vague.
Roussillon, Languedoc’s accidental partner squashed in between the eastern Pyrenees and the Corbieres hills, is also characterized by a particular linguistic heritage, derived in this case from a long history as part of the Catalan confederacy centred in Barcelona.
A coastline of nearly unbroken beach bends west from here, punctuated by ancient fishing villages and their modern resort counterparts, while inland, beyond the band of the coastal plain, the land gradually rises, from scrubby hills to the cool, wooded highlands of Haut Languedoc and the forbidding peaks of the Montagne Noir.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Languedoc and Roussillon (Rough Guide Travel Guides S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
INTRODUCTION The Languedoc and Roussillon region is one of France’s best-kept secrets.
And so much the better for those in the know: a dramatically varied landscape, two distinct, proud cultures – Occitan and Catalan, a tradition of heresy and steadfast rebellion, and age-old customs all combine to make this a region deservedly unmatched in its romantic associations, at once epitomizing and contradicting everything that is France.
Now shaking off centuries of sleepy neglect, Languedoc and Roussillon is emerging as one of the most enticing parts of the country, its remote villages and little-travelled byways affording a much-needed window onto a rural culture no longer found in northern France.
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 Languedoc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Languedoc AOC Wines site has lots of information about wines including descriptions and how to taste wine.
Not a lot of English spoken although more and more people in service industries are learning English.
A good starting place is the Languedoc Roussillon Regional Tourism site
www.odetoaude.com /languedoc.htm   (187 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Languedoc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Occitania refers to the lands where the Occitan language is spoken.
Languedoc covers an area of 17,000 km² in the south of France, roughly the region between the Rhône and the Aude, extending northwards to the Cévennes and the Massif Central.
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