Midi-Pyrénées

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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The Lot Midi Pyrenees France

Written by on July 18, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
The Lot Midi Pyrenees France

It was the sea, lapping on the shores of the Massif Central, grinding up the shells and sea creatures that gave rise to the Lot; gave rise, too, to the thing that most distinguishes it from the Dordogne, a department with which it is commonly confused, the limestone causses. These high limestone plateaux  with views […]

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Rocamadour in the Lot, Midi-Pyrenees France

Written by on June 26, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Rocamadour in the Lot, Midi-Pyrenees France

Rocamadour in the Lot Department of southwest France (region:  Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées) is an absolute gem, a medieval city that feels as though it is between heaven and earth. The views of it and from it will leave you breathless as will the chest-thumping climb to the top but it’s so worth it when you reach the top […]

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Cahors The Lot Midi-Pyrennes

Written by on June 17, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées
Cahors The Lot Midi-Pyrennes

Cahors is a town of the Midi-Pyrénées, hot and sultry, nestling in the all but all embracing loop of the river Lot. Straddling the river is the fourteenth century, fortified bridge of Valentré, a UNESCO heritage site (like so much else in this department). Only three tall towers span the river on this bridge. A […]

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Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

Written by on June 14, 2016 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Walking the Pyrenees the Easy Way

The Pyrenees are a natural border separating France and Spain and, although the highest peaks reach over 3000m, there’s some beautiful hiking between villages, keeping mainly to the valleys. I’ve long wanted to visit the Pyrenees, attracted by the mountains and lured by the promise of good food and wine. Even better I’ve opted for […]

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