Far from the frenzied crowds of Provence, there is another "south" in France. The Languedoc-Roussillon is a beautiful and unspoiled region that begins at the delta of the Rhône and runs south along the Mediterranean to the Spanish border; here you will find the enchanting market town of Uzès and the charming Écusson neighborhood of Montpellier. In addition, be sure not to miss the medieval hamlet of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and the Cathar stronghold of Minerve. Southeast of Toulouse, the walled city of Carcassonne is an awe-inspiring example of medieval fortification. Languedoc’s wine and food are Mediterranean, and the area’s vineyards, which long dominated the mass production of French table wine, have lately become more refined.