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Abbey near Narbonne

The area of Languedoc-Roussillon is a diverse landscape, steeped in a long and ancient history. 2,000 years ago, Nimes was a thriving Roman city and its triple-decker aqueduct is still a marvel in the modern world. Kids will have a great time exploring medieval castles that were attacked and defended over the centuries. Montpellier is home to one of the oldest universities in France. As you travel through the region, take time to explore caves, unusual rock formations and tranquil lakes.

    Roquefort Cheese Caves (Roquefort sur Soulzon) – Roquefort is sheep's milk that's turned into cheese, salted, and aged in ancient caves on oak planks. Visit the caves of Roquefort Société to see where the cheese is aged – just going down into the caves is worth the visit. Children are free, and, of course, you can taste the cheese.
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Pagan in Exile  
Pagan in Exile (The Pagan Chronicles)
Catherine Jinks

1188. Wisecracking teenage squire Pagan Kidrouk and Lord Roland Roucy de Bram return from the Crusades to Roland's family castle near Carcassonne. It's an uphill battle for the honorable Lord Roland when his annoying family starts a fracas with the local abbey. Good for older kids. (Chapter book)


Mary Hoffman

It's 1209, and the fortified towns in the Languedoc are under siege. To escape an unwanted marriage, young Elinor joins a performing troupe disguised as a minstrel, and begins a dangerous journey to find a wandering troubadour. Rich historical events, Occitaine poetry and song, set amidst the tumult of war. (Chapter book)


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