Events in 2014 to take advantage of during your holiday rental in Languedoc

One might have imagined that there’s more than enough to enjoy all year round in the glorious part of southern France known as Languedoc-Roussillon, without having to look to the periodic events calendar – and of course, that’s true. Those who make the sumptuously restored La Souqueto their choice of holiday rental in Languedoc, for example, are only a few minutes’ walk away from the impressive and iconic Canal du Midi, to say nothing of an assortment of other attractions.

However, this region also hosts an astonishing range of events and entertainment to enthral and stimulate anyone spending just a few days at a holiday rental in Languedoc. From art exhibitions and food festivals to dance festivals and music events, there’s always something going on that gives an exciting insight into just what it means to live in or visit this hugely endearing part of the world.

Events happening in and around the region right now include the Cevennes National Park Nature Festival, which serves up more than 500 events – generally free and accessible to everyone – from March to November. There’s a different theme to the festivities each year, but whenever you go, you can expect guided visits, themed walks and hikes, entertainments, courses, workshops, lectures, films and demonstrations of expertise, all in a setting that has recently been classified as a Mediterranean agro-pastoralist cultural landscape by UNESCO. The festival is happening right now, and continues until 30 November 2014.

Those visiting a little later in the year may wish to take in Cérès Franco Act 1 – The Images of Imagination, an exhibition of Brazilian Naive artists at the Fine Arts Museum in Carcassonne, running on 27 and 28 September 2014. The show is named after the globally renowned gallery owner and art critic Cérès Franco, whose collection will be partly put on show ahead of its permanent housing at the museum.

Nor can those visiting Languedoc-Roussillon during September possibly miss the chance to see behind the scenes at all manner of public and private monuments and venues as part of the European Heritage Days. It all happens on 20 and 21 September, and the events – including dramatised or guided visits, exhibitions, workshops and conferences – are usually free to attend.

What more could you possibly want to charm you while staying in a holiday rental in Languedoc?

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