The Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon (south of France) is one of the 27 regions of France.
Three hours from Paris by train, located half way between Spain and Italy, the Languedoc-Roussillon is known by geographers as the “Amphitheater of the mediterranean sea”.
The territory is divided in 5 departments.
It's population in 2008 was 2 589 704 inhabitants. 

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The region is rich in festivals -more than 400- that clearly contribute to it's reputation. Mostly in summer, music lovers, dance performances audiences, literature and circus lovers are attracted by the diversity of festivals taking place in Languedoc-Roussillon. To name few of them: Montpellier Danse, le Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, le festival Uzès danse, le festival Cratère surfaces, le Festival de Carcassonne, l’Eté au Pont du Gard, Fiesta Sète, Chansons de Parole, le Festival de Thau, Festival Convivencia, Les Estivales de Perpignan, Les Transes Cévenoles, Le Printemps des Comédiens, Jazz à Junas, Jazz à Sète, Les Internationales de la guitare, Cinemed… are the most well known events taking place during the summer season where the diversity definitely has the place of honor.


Languedoc-Roussillon's economy mostly stands on the tourism development; attractivity and quality of cultural proposals are one of it's best asset.

 

Few indications about the cultural venues in our region:

• 262 places of venues

• 389 artistic companies

• 4 Scènes nationales (state label): Scène nationale de Sète et du Bassin de ThauLe Cratère, Scène nationale d'Alès et Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Narbonne, Théâtre de l'Archipel, Scène nationale de Perpignan

• 1 Centre Dramatique National - CDN (state label): Théâtre des 13 vents, CDN Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier

• 1 Centre Chorégraphique National - CCN (state label): CCN Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon

• 1 Centre de Développement Chorégraphique - CDC (state label): CDC Uzès Danse

 
Direction régionale des affaires culturelles du Languedoc-Roussillon
Conseil Général de l'Aude
Conseil général du Gard
Département de l'Hérault
Conseil général de la Lozère
Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales
Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Union Européenne