Midi-Pyrénées

The officially prettiest villages in the Gers Department

Written by on January 13, 2021 in Midi-Pyrénées
The officially prettiest villages in the Gers Department

The department of Gers in southwest France, a land often called by its historic name of Gascony, is small – but beautiful. It’s a land of sunflower fields, vineyards and rolling hills. Medieval towns and tranquil hamlets, ancient churches, chapels and glorious castles dot the landscape. It’s where Armagnac is made and wine, and the […]

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Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Written by on December 16, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Visit to Rocamadour – the rock of miracles

Rocamadour is a world famous pilgrimage site in the Lot departments, south west France. WriterAmy McPherson find it lives up to its reputation for being one of the wonders of France… A mythical place “That’s real, right?” “Yes.” “It’s not a mirage?” “No.” Imagine, having just spent four hours hiking through wilderness. Having encountered only […]

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Discover Gorgeous Gers – Gascony

Written by on August 27, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Discover Gorgeous Gers – Gascony

Take to the road in Gascony and discover some of its charms. From medieval villages, quirky museums and the most intoxicating gastronomy … The Gers –  Gascony The Gers, or Gascony some call it, is one of the most rural regions in all of France. You’ll find it in southwest France, just west of Toulouse. […]

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Secret Toulouse | The city’s unusual side

Written by on June 16, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
Secret Toulouse | The city’s unusual side

Discover secret Toulouse. The pink city as it’s known, thanks to the beautiful red brick buildings that fill its streets, is an absolute paradise for culture vultures… Colourful, cultural and captivating France’s 4th largest city has a multi-faceted personality. It’s famous for being home to Airbus headquarters, hosts satellite, space and aerospace industries and has […]

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What to see in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Department

Written by on May 15, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Department

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot department in southern France, is a cliff hanger of a village – quite literally. Perched on a cliff top, the River Lot curls its way along the bottom of the limestone cliff. From the top, the canoeists and kayakers who paddle their way down look tiny. Here’s what to see in […]

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What to see in Rocamadour

Written by on April 6, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see in Rocamadour

Rocamadour is a small clifftop village overlooking the Alzou Valley in the Lot, south-central France. In an area that’s brimming with outstandingly beautiful sites and towns including medieval time warp town Sarlat and the extraordinary Gouffre de Padirac, an underground cave where you can take a boat ride – Rocamadour more than holds its own. […]

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The very best guided tours of Aveyron

Written by on March 11, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
The very best guided tours of Aveyron

There are some places that are so special you have to pinch yourself to make sure they’re real and not a dream. Aveyron in southwest France is one of those places. It’s a land where you’ll step back in time and discover beauty on every corner. Pickled in the past, picture postcard pretty medieval villages, […]

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One day wine tour in the Gers, Gascony

Written by on March 2, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
One day wine tour in the Gers, Gascony

Though it may not be as well known as the wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy, the wines of Gascony are some of the best in France. Alongside the famous Armagnac of the Gers, when you visit, don’t miss a chance to visit the vineyards and taste the wonderful wines of the area. Sue Aran of […]

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5 reasons Gascony should be on your France must-see list

Written by on March 1, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
5 reasons Gascony should be on your France must-see list

Gascony is one of the most rural regions in all of France and Gers is at its heart. Tourists rarely find their way there even though you reach its outskirts in just 25 minutes from Toulouse. But once you go, you will always want to return, so great is its charm. Here are five reasons […]

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What to see and do in Auch, Gers

Written by on January 18, 2020 in Midi-Pyrénées
What to see and do in Auch, Gers

Located to the South West of Toulouse on the River Gers, Auch is the capital of the Gers department and the historical capital of Gascony. One of the best way to explore towns and cities is just follow your nose and get lost. But, there was much to find out about Auch before doing that. […]

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