Midi-Pyrénées

Take the tram to Mont Blanc for a thrilling ride in the French Alps

Written by on June 15, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
Take the tram to Mont Blanc for a thrilling ride in the French Alps

Like any ski resort, come spring, summer or winter, there are activities a plenty for you to choose from in Saint Gervais (in the Chamonix Valley). Quite apart from the skiing and walking, you could opt for mountaineering, ice skating, paragliding or swimming. But if you want a slightly more effortless kind of adventure, why […]

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Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

Spectacular cycling holidays in France in the Tarn

La belle France – birthplace of the world’s most famous cycling race. France is renowned for its cycling terrain be it Alpine peaks, Pyrennean passes, river roads or canal towpaths. It’s the country of choice for any cyclist worth their salt and one Occitanie based cycling holiday company hopes to introduce an undiscovered region to […]

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The Ultimate Antiquing Tour of France

The Ultimate Antiquing Tour of France

If you think that the treasures that can be found at a fabulous French flea market are an irresistible temptation – you’ll love the famous summer flea markets of Gascony… Every year crowds of devotees and onlookers gather to search for a bargain, a rare item, a decorating idea or a souvenir. In the unspoiled area […]

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Take a Tour of Aveyron, la France Profonde

Written by on May 6, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Take a Tour of Aveyron, la France Profonde

Aveyron is one of those almost secret parts of France that you think can’t possibly exist in real life. Ancient bastide villages with cobbled winding streets make you feel as if you’re in a place where time has stood still. There are lush green valleys and flowery meadows, forested gorges and vineyards that cling to […]

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Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Learn how to take better photographs on a course in Gascony

Blessed with extraordinary natural beauty, peppered with picturesque villages, Gascony is an outstanding place to join a photography course. Gascony is a region full of stone bridges, half-forgotten abbeys, hilltop villages and ancient traditions. The heart of this terrain lies in the Gers départment, where white clouds languish in blue skies above rows of vines […]

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Take a tour of the REAL France Profonde – Gascony

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Take a tour of the REAL France Profonde – Gascony

Do you yearn to visit a part of France that feels like the France of old – authentic, beautiful, tranquil and utterly unspoiled? Then head to Gascony  as that’s where you’ll find what you’re looking for. This is a land of ancient chateaux, rolling vineyards, cool lakes, forests and fields of sunflowers. Picture perfect villages […]

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Nogaro Gers Famous for Armagnac and Racing!

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Nogaro Gers Famous for Armagnac and Racing!

In the heart of Armagnac country, Nogaro is a great place to take a relaxing break and enjoy a degustation or two. Armagnac is the oldest brandy distilled in France, and in Nogaro, in the Gers region, it’s made in delicious abundance. But you may, like me, might find that instead of chilling out you’ll […]

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Three Stunning Towns To Visit In France In Autumn

Written by on September 12, 2016 in Champagne-Ardenne, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas de Calais
Three Stunning Towns To Visit In France In Autumn

Autumn in France, is one of the best times for a visit, whether it is to the south, the north, east or west.  The temperature is usually mild everywhere, the sun still shines, nights are cooler and crowds are thinner. After the long, lazy, languorous days of summer, there is an air of anticipation, of […]

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Relaxing Retreat in Rural France

Relaxing Retreat in Rural France

The Soul Alive Retreat in the magical Tarn Valley, Midi-Pyrenees, 21-27 September 2016. Personal, creative, life-changing.  Imagine the luxury of six whole days away from it all in this tranquil corner of rural France to focus on you and to reflect on where you’re heading.  If you’re wondering what else life has to offer than […]

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Cordes-sur-Ciel

Written by on July 23, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes-sur-Ciel is no ordinary hill top town, its medieval streets and buildings are literally in the clouds… “One travels over the years without quite knowing what one is searching for, wandering amid the clatter, caught up with desires or regrets, and one arrives unexpectedly in one from those two or three places which await each […]

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