The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon Travel Guide
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Like the most celebrated dish of this area, cassoulet, the southwestern region of France is a feast of diverse ingredients. Just as it would be a gross oversimplification to refer to cassoulet merely as a dish of baked beans, southwestern France is much more than just Toulouse, the peaks of the Pyrénées, and the fairy-tale ramparts of Carcassonne.
Hotels range from Mediterranean modern to medieval baronial to Pyrenean chalet, and most are small and cozy rather than luxurious and sophisticated. Toulouse...read more
As a rule, the closer you get to the Mediterranean coast, the later you dine and the more you pay for your seafood platter and that bottle of iced rosé...read more
Things To Do in The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon
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Matisse madness: Captivating Collioure, the main town of the Côte Vermeille (Vermilion Coast), was where Matisse and Derain went mad with color... Read more
Dining in France's Southwest is a rougher, heartier, and more rustic version of classic Mediterranean cooking—the peppers are sliced thick, the... Read more
Scorched by the southern heat, the dusty ruins perched high atop cliffs in southern Languedoc were once the refuges of the Cathars, the notoriously... Read more
The little coastal village of Collioure continues to play muse to the entire Côte Vermeille—after all, it gave rise to the name of the Vermilion... Read more
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Most of the towns along the northern coastline of France were destroyed during WW2, but there is at least one notable exception -- the town of Mers-les-Bains in Picardy, which displays one of the most amazing Read more
In my wildest dream, i would never have guessed that my favorite niece and I would celebrate out big birthdays on the same year, or that we would do it in Paris in September!
She has always had a fascinated Read more