Holidays in the Languedoc: Tourism and Tourist ativities
This section deals with Languedoc holidays and vacations.
It is designed for tourists and visitors to the region.
Here you can find information you need and can find and
book hotels, hire cars and buy insurance.
Types of Holiday
There is also a page on national
and a series of pages covering various web sources of information
départements in the Languedoc, namely the Aude
including Tourist Offices and tourism information.
Travel Insurance (including activity insurance)
You are not obliged to take out travel insurance. If you
do want to pay for peace of mind then shop around and make
sure you know what you are paying for. Some insurance - such
as that offered by Ryanair - is worth only a tiny fraction
of what it costs you: a very ppor deal for you; a fantastic
profit for them. Indeed this is largely where Ryanair makes
its massive profits.
Here are some reputable insurers. Click on the banners to
visit their sites.
|Single Trip Travel Insurance
|Annual Travel Insurance
Sports Travel Insurance (from JS Insurers)
Specialist Travel Insurance (from JS Insurers)
Columbus serves the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand
Single Trip Insurance
Over 65 Insurance
Flexicover.net serves the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand
|Single Trip Travel Insurance
Annual Multi Trip
Gap Year Insurance
Long Stay Insurance
European Car Breakdown Insurance
If you drive to France you might need additional insurance
to cover you outside your home country. If you visit the Languedoc,
remember that you might want to take a day's excursion to
Spain or Andorra.
Car Hire Excess Insurance
If you hire a car, you might not be happy with the excess
that comes as standard. You might be liable for any damage
incurred up to a relatively high amount (such as €500).
So if you incur damage costing more than €500 you will
be personally liable for €500. You can buy insurance
to cover such a liability. For a quotation from specialist
insurers, click on one of the two links below:
Car Hire Insurance
The currency in France is the Euro (€). If you are coming
from any anglophone country other than the Irish Republic
you will need to change money from £, $ or whatever
into €s. The very worst place to exchange money is at
an airport, closely followed by your hotel, followed by any
French bank, followed by your own local high street bank.
You can be sure that when you see a good exchange rate advertised
in any of these places there will be additional costs such
as a transaction charge. The same is true for International
payments, the cost of which is often inflated. Furthermore
the banks involved will conspire to keep your money for at
least one week, often several weeks.
If you want to get a decent rate then try the Currencies
Direct service below.
Foreign Exchange and International Payments
To visit a site offering a range of holiday accommodation
in the Languedoc-Roussillon,
click on the following link to Relax
Traveller is family run organisation catering for the
discerning visitors, with an emphasis on learning, walking,
recreation, and regeneration. Venues include Camargue-Provence,
Gardens of Languedoc, La Grande Motte, Le Cevenol, Provençao,
Secrets of the Cevennes, Upper Ceze Valley, Valcezard and
Uzege. Looks interesting and different.