Populated since the Gallo-Roman period, this fortified town with medieval architecture has been classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1997 and it is visited by about 2 million tourists each year. It really is very beautiful and has a thrilling history. The city is one of the best sites that you simply must see during your language immersion stay in the South of France. This day out excursion will give you the chance to visit the lower part of the town, the city and its fonseranne locks on the “Canal du Midi”. Among the most popular organized by our French language school, this cultural visit will leave you with unforgettable memories!
The city of Carcassonne is emblematic of the Cathan region and what used to be the border between France and Aragon (today known as Spain) for a long time. It was entirely renovated during the 19th Century and is one of the best examples of medieval architecture preserved to this day. It has developed a strong identity that is well illustrated in its specific accent and gastronomy. As you learn French in the South of the France, don’t miss the chance to try the local speciality: “cassoulet”. A Generous and tasty dish made up of white beans, pork and duck; it goes well with a small glass of French wine.
During your language study stay in Montpellier, the many sightseeing tours organized by our French school offer will give you the chance to explore South of the France and admire the many facets of this amazing region. You will thus be able to associate practising French with a real cultural experience!
Before heading back to Montpellier, your private bus will take you near to Béziers, to the eight Foseranne locks, to be exact, where you will be able to admire a unique work of art designed by Pierre Paul Riquet: “Le Canal du Midi”, classed as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO since 1996. The canal is 241 km long and has linked Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea right from the 17th Century, a waterway that is still used today. In the 18th Century, “le Canal de la Garonne” was added and thus meant that the Atlantic ocean could be linked up to the Mediterranean sea.
Come and learn French in France for full immersion in both the language and the culture. You will leave with fantastic memories thanks to the cultural activities that you will have taken part in with our EasyFrench language school!