Secrets d’Occitanie

Secrets d’Occitanie

Anyone who wishes to explore the richness of French Culture should undoubtedly start with a good long look at the history of the French provinces, out of which the spirit of the nation and the integrity of its borders were built up, century by century. They will then come to understand the major part played by the civilisation of Southern France.

Historically, the alternative name for the southernmost third of France was “Occitanie”. Before the reign of King Louis XIV, the South of France used to be quite independent and had its own language - Occitan - which gave its name to the region where it was spoken.