Midi-Pyrénées

Loubressac in the the Lot Dordogne

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
Loubressac in the the Lot Dordogne

Feel free to challenge me, but there is no more delicious goat’s cheese than Rocamadour Fermier, made at the Ferme Cazal in Loubressac, and served with warm honey. Have lunch in the Restaurant Lou Cantou in Loubressac, with a view reaching out across the stunning Causse de Gramat, and finish your meal with the cheese; […]

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The beautiful village of Autoire in the Dordogne

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
The beautiful village of Autoire in the Dordogne

Autoire in the Lot Department has gathered its heritage of pigeon lofts, brown tiled roofs and country manor houses in the hollow of a cirque on the limestone plateau between Figeac and Gramat over centuries; yet it remains small enough not even to register on some tourist maps. The village takes its name from the […]

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The Causse de Gramat Quercy France

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
The Causse de Gramat Quercy France

The Causse de Gramat is the northernmost of the causses of Quercy, a group of vibrant, shimmering limestone plateaus between the Lot and the Dordogne. Quercy was one of the provinces of pre-Napoleonic France and has a history of repeated invasion from Roman times. By the 10th century, it was ruled by the counts of […]

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The pretty village of Carennac in the Dordogne

Written by on August 14, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées
The pretty village of Carennac in the Dordogne

Pretty little village of Carennac, Dordogne Carennac, just a short drive from Rocamadour, sits on a rocky terrace overlooking the left bank of the Dordogne. There is a pleasing ensemble of tiled houses and turreted mansions focused on its old priory. It was once the home base of the writer François de Salignac de la […]

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Marvellous Marciac and its fabulous Jazz Festival

Written by on July 13, 2017 in French Music, Midi-Pyrénées, Music Events
Marvellous Marciac and its fabulous Jazz Festival

  Tucked away in the small valleys of the Gers in south west France is the classic bastide town of Marciac. It’s not huge, it has a population of around 1300, a central village square with the town hall as its main feature and the four sides of the square are lined with shops and […]

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Why Conques Aveyron should be top of your bucket list

Written by on July 2, 2017 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Why Conques Aveyron should be top of your bucket list

The town of Conques in Aveyron is quite simply, bewitching. It has a mysterious air, oozes history and has oodles of charm in its cobbled streets and ancient buildings. We talk to Véronique Héry, host and guide of Experience (my) France who runs guided tours of Averyon, about what makes Conques so very special. The […]

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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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