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26 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines

The Winemakers of Foncalieu

Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is a famous wine co-operative based near Carcassonne in Occitanie (Languedoc). Since 1967, the wine-makers of the co-operative have brought spirit, innovation, passion and authenticity to their craft, to create 'one of the 50 most recognised wine brands in the world' - Drinks International Magazine, 2017.

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25 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Restaurants, Gastronomy

The Michelin starred chefs of the Aude

One, two or three Michelin stars, discover the world of starred chefs selected by the Michelin Guide in the Aude. Gastronomy, finesse, and creativity... the excellence of our great Michelin starred chefs. In this article, you will find the excellence of four great chefs. Are you ready for your dining experience?

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24 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave, discovered in September 1940 by 4 teenagers who descended into the prehistoric cave, discovered cave paintings made by Paleolithic man, more than 17,000 years ago. Today visitors can visit a replica of the Lascaux cave, Lascaux 4, which opened to the public in December 2016.

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature

Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments, the Mercantour National Park covers an area of 685 km². Since its creation in 1979, it consists of forests and snowy peak with summits reaching more than 3,000m. Visitors to the park can walk the 600 km of marked footpaths whilst enjoying the wide variety of fauna, flora and mixed landscapes with seven valleys to explore along with many lakes including Lake Allos, Lake Lauzanier and Lake Vens.

23 April 2021  |  Hugh Steward  |  Holidays

Welcome, a gardener's delight

Le Manoir de Fouilloux lies in soft rolling countryside in the North Easterly corner of the Dordogne, close to the small town of Saint-Aulaye; in the beautiful Dronne Valley. She sits within a 40 minute drive to the world famous vineyards of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy, Wines, Culture

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie. In the Languedoc-Roussillon, the weather is still warm and the region is full of life as harvest is under way. The area is buzzing with activity and colour, as this is not only one of the largest wine regions in the world but it is also one of the most diverse in terms of grape varieties available. Each vine variety has leaves that, once the fruit is harvested, turn a different colour so the rolling fields are awash with a stunning combination of reds, oranges, russets, browns and golds.

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23 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism

The essentials of Aude

Welcome to Aude! You are spending your holidays in Occitanie, so do not miss the unmissable attractions of Aude. A large choice of activities and visits are available to you during your stay. Discover the City of Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Cathar Castles, the vineyards and tourist villages.

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22 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism, UNESCO

The essentials of the Gard

Welcome to the Gard! In this article, you will discover the Gard, passing through the Cévennes to the Camargue via Nîmes and the Pont du Gard, as well as the most beautiful villages in France. And why not book your rental for your next vacation in the south.

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22 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature , Tourism

Family friendly Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc, Occitiane beach. Just 10 minutes, East of Narbonne and easily reached from the motorway, Gruissan plage is a lovely family friendly beach. The huge wide flat expanse of Gruissan beach means you will never struggle to find a spot on the sand, and the calm waters make for safe swimming for all ages.

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature

Pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer

See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France. A real treat for bird spotters, see pink flamingos in the wild on the Languedoc coast. If someone were to ask you where you can see flamingos living in the wild, France would be unlikely to be your first answer!

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach. La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

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21 April 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Holidays

The essential sites of Hérault

If you are on vacation for a short or long stay in Hérault, we have prepared a list of must-see sites for you. The Hérault is rich in its geographical location... and in its many curiosities, not to be missed. The Gorges de l'Hérault, Cirque de Navacelles, Le Pont du Diable, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Sète...

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20 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Gouffre de Padirac

Descend 100 metres into Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) this summer. The added fun of an underground boat trip makes this our favourite cave in the Dordogne, bring the family and don't forget your jumper! Our favourite cave in the Dordogne, the Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) is a really great family day out.

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20 April 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Restaurants

Provençal cuisine in Cannes

The city of Cannes offers tourists, bistros, seafood restaurants and up-market establishments. There are hundreds of restaurants in Cannes. Where to start? It's a good idea to head to an area where there are lots to choose from so you can make your own mind up.

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19 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d'Azur

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice is 7 kms in length and stretches from the airport on the west to the United States Quay. It's a popular location for cyclists, roller-skaters and families to enjoy the beach front and numerous palm trees, kiosks, pergolas and Mediterranean azure blue Sea views of the Baie des Anges.

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19 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Château Royal de Blois

New sound and light show at the Château Royal de Blois. History and the château like no one has ever really seen them! One of the first sound and light shows to be created in the courtyard of a French château, the Story of Blois (Ainsi Blois vous est conté) has been illuminating the site for more than 25 years.

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18 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy

Cooking and Quaffing in Occitanie!

Spend a fun day learning about the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie and preparing some of the key dishes. Emma will spend the day with you teaching you how to create some of the many recipes of the region, using both traditional and modern methods.

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18 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Palais des Papes

In Avignon in the South of France is one of Europe's largest medieval Gothic style buildings. Consisting of two buildings, the old and the new Palais. It's library houses over 2,000 volumes. Construction design was done by Pierre Peysson and Jean du Louvres. The building was classified by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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17 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

The exotic gardens of Monaco

Visit and explore the Exotic gardens in the world famous city of Monaco the summer. Visitors can walk along paths and up and down steps amongst the many exotic species of plants including cacti plants, admiring their colourful flowers. Enter into a green house and discover a variety of succulents, sources from the many dry regions, around the world.

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17 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Marseille Cathédrale

This summer visit Marseille and discover the Cathédrale La Major (Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille) with its Romanesque-Byzantine style architecture. Marseille Cathedral was designed by architect Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu and constructed between 1852 and 1896 in a 'Latin cross' configuration on the original foundations of the 'old Major’ that dates back to the 12th century.

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17 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Le Grau Du Roi

The old French fishing village of Le Grau Du Roi in the Gard is a popular modern seaside resort, enjoying a Mediterranean atmosphere. Its streets with bars and restaurants are lively with tourist during the summer months. The Mediterranean coast offers a range of water-sports and beach bars.


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