LANGUEDOC PROPERTY – INDUSTRY AND TOURISM
Before you look at buying a Languedoc property you should learn as much as you can about the area.
The Languedoc region specialises in a number of industries. If you are looking to relocate to and live permanently in your Languedoc property you should know what industry is booming in the area. Services are the largest sector of the economy in the region. In particular, government services employ a significant part of the workforce, especially in small towns.
Aerospace, electronics and bio-tech industries are common in Toulouse. High-tech, electronics, and computer industries are abundant in Montpelier. And pharmaceutical groups are widespread in Castres.
Elsewhere in the region industries are small and in decline.
The area is also a major tourist destination. If you are planning on renting your Languedoc property to holiday makers it is important to know how to advertise it. There are three types of tourism you can use to attract visitors to your Lanuedoc property.
First there is a massive summer tourism industry on the coast, with huge sea resorts such as Cap d’Agde, Palavas-les-flots or Grau-du-Roi, built in the 1970s.
Historic and art tourism is also strong, as the region contains the historic cities of Toulouse and Montpelier, countless Roman monuments (such as the Roman arenas in Nimes), medieval abbeys, Romanesque churches, and old castles.
More recently, sports tourism is on the rise, at the gorges of the Tarn River, the Ardeche Gorges, as well as the vast preserved expanses of Cevennes, Ardeche and Lauragais.
Tourism on the Canal du Midi combines history (for example viewing the nine locks of Fonseranes near Beziers) with activities such as boating on the Canal, and walking or cycling on the towpaths.
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Posted by: Paul Created on: Tue 26 May 2009 10:37 Last modified: Mon 24 August 2009 15:57
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