Languedoc-Roussillon

What to see and do in Bastide Saint-Louis Carcassonne

Written by on May 15, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Bastide Saint-Louis Carcassonne

Back in the middle ages, a new Carcassonne was created at the base of the hill of the ancient citadelle of Carcassonne. The town of lower Carcassone was built on the left bank of the river Aude and is called the Bastide Saint-Louis. Most visitors to Carcassonne miss it completely and what a shame that […]

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What to see and do in Carcassonne France

Written by on May 13, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
What to see and do in Carcassonne France

Almost always the first place that all visitors head to when they go to Carcassonne is the old city. You can see it from miles around and it is a sight that’s memorable. A chateau perched on top of a hill surrounded by ramparts dotted with fairy tale pointy turrets that contain an entire medieval […]

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Guide to Montpellier old town

Written by on April 5, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Guide to Montpellier old town

Montpellier is the capital city of the Herault department, Occitanie (formerly called Languedoc-Roussillon). It used to be a fishing village many years ago, now it’s a cool town with a hip vibe. The sun shines pretty much from spring through autumn and then some – 300 days a year on average of sun. There’s no […]

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Mazamet the perfect base close to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Albi

Written by on April 3, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Mazamet the perfect base close to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Albi

There are so many reasons to visit this largely undiscovered heritage town in the Tarn – not least of all because it’s home to one of the top luxury B&Bs in France and we all deserve a little luxury now and again. Mazamet is nestled at the edge of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) with […]

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The wines and terroir of Aude, southwest France

Written by on January 29, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The wines and terroir of Aude, southwest France

Producing over 7 billion bottles of wine each year French wine making is big business. Along with neighbours Spain and Italy, their wines account for 50% of the world’s total wine exports. With viniculture in France dating to the 6th century BC there’s a lot of history and heritage in every bottle. But, look beyond […]

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Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

Written by on January 5, 2018 in Languedoc-Roussillon, Tours in France
Feel good, real good fabulous and authentic south of France tours

What if you could really “do” southern France in 7 days in a truly meaningful, authentic and fabulous way? It’s just a week, but, if you know the right people and go to the right places, it really is possible to experience the very best of the south of France. The food, the sights, culture, […]

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Enjoy a winter visit and Christmas in Carcassonne Languedoc France

Written by on November 29, 2017 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Enjoy a winter visit and Christmas in Carcassonne Languedoc France

France is an all year round destination offering something for everyone. When we think of winter in France, we generally think of skiing in the Alps or the Pyrenees. But, there is so much more to this fascinating country at this time of the year. If you are a lover of myths and enchanting stories […]

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The best restaurant in Narbonne France

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The best restaurant in Narbonne France

France is known the world over for its food. Every town and city offers its own delicacy, produces its own cheese and has recipes passed down through the generations that have led to its identity. Historically the local bistro was a focal point where French classic dishes from bœuf bourguignon to Blanquette du veau, baba […]

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Top ten things to do in Mazamet in the Tarn, France

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Top ten things to do in Mazamet in the Tarn, France

Mazamet is in the Tarn, south of France. It’s a place of dramatic natural beauty, of soaring mountains and floral pastures, lakes and hilltop villages. So, what is there to do in and around Mazamet? That’s a question guests often ask before booking a stay at La Villa de Mazamet and owners Peter and Mark told […]

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La Villa de Mazamet France’s leading luxury B&B in the south of France

La Villa de Mazamet France’s leading luxury B&B in the south of France

Deep in the south of France, nestled in the foot of the stunning Montagne Noire mountain range, which divides the departments of the Tarn from the Aude, sits Mazamet. And, nestled in Mazamet is the exquisite Villa de Mazamet, the No. 1 B&B in France on Trip Advisor… France’s leading luxury B&B Mazamet isn’t your […]

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