2. Getting Tipsy in Languedoc-Roussillon, France

One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, Languedoc-Roussillon in France offers everything a traveler has come to expect of old-world Europe: fairy-tale castles at Carcassonne, a medieval fortified city like no other and the 18th century splendor and elegance of Montpellier. Other highlights on a trip through the world's biggest wine-producing region area naturally include wine-tours and wine-tastings at local vineyards, but stop-overs at lovely Perpignan and charming Collioure, a port with a unique mix of French and Catalonian culture, are also recommended.