From the Cadogan Guide to France: “For devotees of rural France, the seemingly innocuous Herault may be the ultimate find, the perfect alternative to overcrowded and overpraised Provence—just as beautiful, more real and relaxed, full of things to see—and considerably less expensive. There are just enough tourists for there to be plenty of country inns, although in most villages foreigners are still a novelty. And there’s a enough wine to make any one happy in this the most prolific wine making region of France. “
From Conde Nast Traveller:
"If you crave glitz and glamour, then the Languedoc is not your kind of destination. But if you can appreciate a vast expanse of southern France with a long and thrilling history, amazing architecture, wine that has gone from ordinaire to extraordinaire in the last decade, and great local food, then this is the place for you."