Presentation on theme: "Location Nîmes is located in Languedoc- Roussillon region. This region is composed of five departments : Gard, Hérault, Aude, Lozère and Pyrénées- Orientales."— Presentation transcript:
Location Nîmes is located in Languedoc- Roussillon region. This region is composed of five departments : Gard, Hérault, Aude, Lozère and Pyrénées- Orientales. Languedoc-Roussillon is bordered in the south by Spain as well as the Mediterranean sea.
* The weather in Languedoc-Roussillon In Languedoc-Roussillon, summer is hot and winter is mild. The climate is Mediterranean. However, some places can be very cold in winter as they are close to mountains : this is the case of Lozère, especially because of Cévennes but also in the south of the region due to Pyrénées.
* Almost 2 600 000 inhabitants live in Languedoc-Roussillon. * The administrative centre, i.e. the most important city of Languedoc-Roussillon is Montpellier which is situated in Hérault department.
Seven suns brought together in one makes a symbol of Languedoc- Roussillon. They represent the sunlight, the movement, but also the future of the region.
* The language spoken in this region is French * But in the Middle Ages, Occitan and also Catalan were spoken. As a result, during several centuries, the south of the Roussillon region belonged to the Kingdom of Aragon which was situated in Spain.
Belonging to Volcae (3rd century BC), Languedoc was colonised by the Romans. At the beginning of 5th century, the Romans were forced to abandon the territory in favour of the Visigoths. During the Middle Ages, the region was conquered by Charlemagne. Then it was separated into two parts: the south was attached to the Kingdom of Aragon at the north to the Kingdom of France. The region was finally reunified in 1659, thanks to the Treaty of the Pyrénées.
Le pont du Gard La cité de Carcassonne Medieval city located in Aude department.
The castle of Peyrepertuse (Aude) The castle of Collioure (Pyrénées- Orientales)
* Interesting places La place de la Comédie à Montpellier (Hérault) Sainte-Enimie (Lozère)
Laurent Blanc Footballer, coach, world champion in 1998. Charles Trénet French singer
Georges Brassens French singer Jean Moulin Politician and member of the resistance during the WWII.