Midi-Pyrénées

Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Close to the awesome Millau Viaduct, and providing a surreal backdrop),is the ancient town of Millau. It’s home to a rich history and beautiful architecture, Roman pottery and fine leather glove making. It’s a pretty town and also a good place to stop off to enjoy a leisurely bite to eat and enjoy the stunning […]

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10 things to do in Toulouse

Written by on November 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
10 things to do in Toulouse

Toulouse is around 60 miles from the  Spanish border and its sunny neighbour definitely influences the flavour of this vibrant city. From lively bistros and bodegas in elegant squares to a penchant for tango dancing and al fresco dining, lively Toulouse is a great place for a city break. There’s plenty to do and see […]

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Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Aveyron echoes with the past. Every densely wooded gorge and valley, every ancient bastide town and every winding road seems to whisper of pilgrims making their weary way south, of Romans and rebellious Gauls or of Knights Templars, thundering across the plateaux. Part of the Massif Central but also the northern most part of the […]

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Toulouse for foodies | Where to eat out in Toulouse

Written by on October 28, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Toulouse for foodies | Where to eat out in Toulouse

Toulouse has a reputation for being friendly and sunny, perfect conditions to take advantage of all that’s on offer. It’s also famous for its great food from cassoulet to markets and gastronomic restaurants. Lip-smacking Cassoulet The spicy, meaty, unctuous and utterly mouth-watering stew with haricot beans is one of the most famous specialities of the […]

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A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct Aveyron France

Written by on October 21, 2018 in French Icons, Midi-Pyrénées
A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct  Aveyron France

The river and gorges of the Tarn are well known and undoubtedly it’s worth losing yourself for a while here in what is the deepest canyon in France. But this really is a place where the vastness of nature meets the enormity of human creation. And, if the Pont du Gard transports you back to […]

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5 of the best things to do in Toulouse

Written by on October 14, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
5 of the best things to do in Toulouse

Toulouse has loads to offer visitors of all ages with some truly outstanding museums and activities – who can resist a go at moon walking!? Architecturally splendid, gastronomically gifted, the sunny city is a terrifically tempting destination. Place du Capitole The Place du Capitole is the beating heart of Toulouse. Located in this immense square […]

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Salies-de-Béarn in The Gers | Gascony

Written by on August 20, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Salies-de-Béarn in The Gers | Gascony

If, like many, you have a desire to escape the routine, in the Gers (Gascony) you’ll find an undiscovered paradise with some of the most spectacular scenery in France. Gascony is truly a land that time forgot. Salies-de-Béarn – a French village with a Spanish influence Salies-de-Béarn is a heady mixture of the Spanish and […]

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Stunning wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Written by on June 1, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Stunning wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Gascony is situated halfway between the Dordogne River valley and the Pyrénées Mountains, on the same latitude as the Italian Riviera. It’s a region of sunflowers, vineyards and rolling countryside, of rivers and streams crossed by stone bridges. There are half-forgotten abbeys, hilltop villages, and ancient traditions. The heart of this terrain lies in the […]

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Labastide-d’Armagnac Gascony, Landes

Written by on April 30, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Labastide-d’Armagnac Gascony, Landes

Gascony entered recorded history during the reign of Julius Caesar as the core territory of Roman Aquitania. Its fertile soil was nourished by the rivers descending from the Pyrénées to the plains below. In his memoir, Caesar described the machinations occurring during his nine years of fighting the Gauls, an alliance of nine tribes which […]

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What to see and do in Nerac Gascony The Gers

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see and do in Nerac Gascony The Gers

The area of Gascony, Lot-et-Garonne, is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, the south by the Pyrénées mountains, the east by Toulouse and the north by the vineyards of Bordeaux. It’s a region that’s sprinkled with ancient Roman ruins and humble bastides and it remains as historically rich as it was in medieval […]

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