Midi-Pyrénées

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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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val | What to see and do and where to stay

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val | What to see and do and where to stay

Sitting on the banks of the River Aveyron as it meanders its way through the gorgeous scenery of the Tarn-et-Garonne region, is the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. It has long been a favourite destination of the French but is less well-known to foreign holiday makers though it’s position as one of the top 3 villages […]

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What to see and do in Lectoure Gers Occitanie

Written by on February 26, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see and do in Lectoure Gers Occitanie

Lectoure was the first capital of the Gers department, considered the heart of Gascony. It is a classified “most beautiful detour of France” destination and is the sort of place dreams are made of… History of Lectoure The Gallo Roman town has many traces of the past. During the Middle Ages it became the capital […]

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Take a tour of gastronomic Gascony and discover foodie paradise

Written by on February 13, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Take a tour of gastronomic Gascony and discover foodie paradise

The Gers, the heartland of Gascony is wonderfully unspoilt. With its stunning countryside and picturesque ancient villages, it’s already an irresistible part of France. But, add to this that it’s a foodie paradise and you’ll know why Gascony is at the top of the bucket list for those who want to experience deliciously authentic France. […]

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Guide to spending a weekend in Toulouse

Written by on January 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Guide to spending a weekend in Toulouse

Toulouse may not immediately come to mind as a destination for a short break, but this exciting, vibrant and historic city is less than a 90-minute flight from the UK and is well served from all over France by the rail network. The vibrant city of Toulouse Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, […]

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The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

Unleash your spirit of adventure on a guided, custom tour of Gascony where you’ll taste the wonderful wines and famous Armagnac of this sunny southwest region of France. Wine and Armagnac Enthusiasts Adventure Join a two-day tour to taste the spirit of Gascony tucked away in the southwest corner of France. This is a land […]

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