Argens (Midi)

From Argens, the Canal du Midi meanders through a typically Mediterranean landscape: vineyards, cypresses, pine trees and a plethora of flowers scent the air against
the background of chirping grasshoppers and cicadas. Under the shade of great plane trees, you’ll make the acquaintance of a rich regional cuisine of succulent dishes and magnificent wines. Splendidly restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century, Carcassonne is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 52 turrets and double ring of walls of the largest medieval fortress in Europe proudly overlook the new town below. Narbonne was once the largest city in Roman Gaul; in the centre of the town the Archbishops’ Palace and the Cathedral make up a remarkable architectural ensemble. At Béziers the Gothic cathedral of St. Nazaire towers over the hometown of Pierre Paul Riquet.