Midi-Pyrénées

Pastry class with a master chef in the Gers

Written by on December 5, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées, Tours in France
Pastry class with a master chef in the Gers

If you have a sweet tooth and a yearning for learning how to make the most amazing French cakes – this pastry class with a master chef in Gers is perfect for you! Close to Auch, the capital of the Gers department, the little village of Vic-Fezenac has a surprise. On the outskirts, in his […]

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How to spend one day in Toulouse

Written by on August 1, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées
How to spend one day in Toulouse

Capital of the newly-reconfigured Occitanie region, la Ville Rose as Toulouse is affectionately called after the colour of its brickwork really needs far more time than one day. But if that’s all you have, here’s how to spend one day in Toulouse by a local. You’ll find it wont be enough though, and you’ll definitely […]

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Vegetarian restaurants in Toulouse

Written by on July 8, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées
Vegetarian restaurants in Toulouse

Our four-year-old daughter announced one teatime that she didn’t want to eat baby animals anymore as she looked sadly at a half-eaten lamb chop, it was the start of a journey for all of us.  She has been a committed vegetarian ever since, only once wavering over a bacon sandwich but ultimately the baby animals […]

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The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Midi-Pyrénées, Museums and Châteaux
The Halle de la Machine in Toulouse

When I was a kid I was entranced by stories of mythical beasts. My favourite tale was of a Minotaur who roamed a labyrinth on the Greek island of Crete. Small me believed that Minotaurs, a species which had the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man, really lived, much […]

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Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Where to eat out near Millau Viaduct Aveyron

Close to the awesome Millau Viaduct, and providing a surreal backdrop),is the ancient town of Millau. It’s home to a rich history and beautiful architecture, Roman pottery and fine leather glove making. It’s a pretty town and also a good place to stop off to enjoy a leisurely bite to eat and enjoy the stunning […]

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10 things to do in Toulouse

Written by on November 16, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
10 things to do in Toulouse

Toulouse is around 60 miles from the  Spanish border and its sunny neighbour definitely influences the flavour of this vibrant city. From lively bistros and bodegas in elegant squares to a penchant for tango dancing and al fresco dining, lively Toulouse is a great place for a city break. There’s plenty to do and see […]

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Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Discover Aveyron France | Pickled in the past

Aveyron echoes with the past. Every densely wooded gorge and valley, every ancient bastide town and every winding road seems to whisper of pilgrims making their weary way south, of Romans and rebellious Gauls or of Knights Templars, thundering across the plateaux. Part of the Massif Central but also the northern most part of the […]

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Toulouse for foodies | Where to eat out in Toulouse

Written by on October 28, 2018 in Midi-Pyrénées
Toulouse for foodies | Where to eat out in Toulouse

Toulouse has a reputation for being friendly and sunny, perfect conditions to take advantage of all that’s on offer. It’s also famous for its great food from cassoulet to markets and gastronomic restaurants. Lip-smacking Cassoulet The spicy, meaty, unctuous and utterly mouth-watering stew with haricot beans is one of the most famous specialities of the […]

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A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct Aveyron France

Written by on October 21, 2018 in French Icons, Midi-Pyrénées
A glimpse of the future at the Millau Viaduct  Aveyron France

The river and gorges of the Tarn are well known and undoubtedly it’s worth losing yourself for a while here in what is the deepest canyon in France. But this really is a place where the vastness of nature meets the enormity of human creation. And, if the Pont du Gard transports you back to […]

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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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