The South, France’s favourite holiday region, attracts millions of tourists to the coast and to the wild scenery every year. In the Languedoc there are unspoilt landscapes – from the high plains of the Cerdagne to the wild romantic hills of the Corbières or the highlands of the Haut-Languedoc – , but also some of France’s most modern towns like the university town Montpellier. In contrast to this is the Côte d’Azur. The mundane Mediterranean seacoast is the most popular holiday region in France. In the east the well-known seaside resorts of the Riviera such as Menton, Nice, Cannes and Monte-Carlo are lined up. Farther on lies the Camargue at the mouth of the Rhône. West of the Rhône the wide beaches of the Languedoc stretch out. In the East there is mainly gravel beach. The sand is imported here.