Welcome to Languedoc Living, the premier site for people living in the Languedoc.  We bring you local French news and events translated in English every day.  Click on NEWS to keep up to date, and visit our EVENTS page to see what's happening near you. 


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Here’s to LIFE


Our new LIFE section is featuring more and more reader stories.  This is a great place to discover more about the people around you, where they came from, what they're doing now.  More than that, it's also a chance for you have a say, and to tell us some of your stories.  Visit our LIFE page, or click on 'SHARE' on the right to send us something to publish.


Sporting News


We have a new sports correspondent, who is taking an irreverent look at world sporting events and all sorts of sports much closer to home here in the Languedoc.  Don't miss the sporting news There's useful information, a fair slice of cynicism and hopefully more than a sprinkle of good humour.   Click on SPORTS to keep up to date with the World Cup, and of course the Tour de France very soon.  If you have any comments for "BB", click on 'Send us a LETTER' on the right.  He reads all your comments.


Please don’t assume we know


If you’ve heard of any good events on in the region - please do let us know. We can’t spot everything - and great events could easily be missed. Just click the ‘SHARE’ button on the right to send us something.



30 youths attack police in domestic row

Thirty youths attacked a team of police officers Wednesday evening who were involved in a neighbourhood dispute between a woman and a 36 year-old man in Saint-Exupéry near Bron (Rhône). While the police approached the individual, he used…

MidiLibre/Scoop, Jul 25


Violent storms to drench south-west

Nineteen departments in south-western France were under an orange alert on Friday--the…

The Local, Jul 25


Difficult Saturday expected on…

For this fourth weekend of the school holidays, traffic will be difficult on Saturday,…

MidiLibre/Scoop, Jul 25


SFR offer compensation for 6 hour…

Millions of SFR mobile phone customers who lost services for six hours yesterday…

The Connexion, Jul 25


Anti-gay mayor performs gay son's…

A French mayor known for his hardcore opposition to the country’s highly controversial…

The Local, Jul 25




Every year there is a festival in Olargues.  This year it runs from the 7th to the 11th August.  There will be music, animations, food, markets.

Aug 7 - Aug 11
Olargues, Olargues




Features, Interviews & Letters


A film buff's delight

With so many films available now to watch at home, you’re spoilt for choice.…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 21


Oysters in the Languedoc – behind…

The Étang de Thau is home to some 800 producers of oysters and mussels and,…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 16


Light and Colours

The light and colours in the Languedoc are legendary. It has long been a place where…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 14


Bastille Day in France: It's NOT…

Géraldine Lepère from Comme une Française has written…

Géraldine Lepère, Jul 11