Archive for the ‘Location’ Category

LANGUEDOC – numerous regional airports …

Enjoy the delights of the Canal du Midi, the peace and tranquility on the water as you pass under the plane trees that line the canal.  Stretching from Bordeaux to Toulouse, the Les Canal des Deux Mers (Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi) link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. You can cycle from one end to […]

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LANGUEDOC – Impressive Jewel of the region, Carcassonne …

The Languedoc is often spoken about as the ‘real’ south of France, with its rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and elegant cities. This is a region with a fascinating heritage and this ancient, walled city of Carcassonne is no exception. Today the fabulously restored hill top castle should definitely be on your “must see in France” list – […]

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26 au 28 avril Féria d’Azille

One of the big weekends in our local calendar is the annual Feria d’Azille. For those of you who have never seen it – it’s a crazy event which takes over the whole village of Azille, close to the Canal-du-Midi and Olonzac. Azille is normally a sleepy little village which hosts the occasional Brocante or […]

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Carcassonne Festival 2013 line-up announced

Music lovers.. why not combine your search for a dream home with all the best that Carcassonne and the Languedoc have to offer – the summer long Carcassonne Festival. Headline acts include Elton John and Liza Minnelli, but there is someone and something for all tastes.. Starts 19th June – ends 3rd August – details […]

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Mimosas in Roquebrun – observed by Claudia Goetting

Spring is about to knock at the door. The village of Roquebrun also known as petit nice de l’Herault is preparing for its 22 fete des mimosas – A very flowery and funny spectacle. Throughout the day, there are many different exhibitors with local products and also you find food catered for all tastes. The […]

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The truffle season is upon us…

The black gold of the Minervois.. the humble Truffle It is through my daily work that I was introduced to this quiet corner of the Minervois. The small but perfectly formed village of Villeneuve-Minervois not only is a pretty village sitting at the foot of the Montaigne Noire, but it also a village famed for […]

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Carcassonne – city of Summer!

Summer brings the great music festivals, running from mid-June to early August making many a memorable evening for the lucky audience. With lots of acts spanning Opera, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock to 80’s pop – this year’s headline acts have been nothing short of stunning. Yet to come this year are Alice Cooper, Johnny Hallyday, […]

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Get ready for the Tour de France 2012!

Excitement is building again. Every year, the massive carnival that is The Tour de France visits the Languedoc, around Bastille Day. This year, Limoux has the great honour of sending off the riders on the 191 Km stage from Limoux to Foix. Us Brits have great hopes this year for Bradley Wiggins and of course […]

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Spotlight on: Villeneuve Minervois – by Anna Sirinides

Villeneuve Minervois has that certain “je ne sais quoi” of a southern French village that many search for, but few find. Nestled between the Montagne Noir (Black Mountains) and the wine soils of the Minervois, this tree lined village is only 15 minutes from the centre ofCarcassonneand just 20 minutes from the airport.   Originally […]

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Spring is here – the blossom is out – life is good..

After the mini-ice age we had in February when all of Europe was in the grip of an Arctic blast, it’s great to see us back on track with 20 degree temperatures, blue skies and the first flush of Spring in the air. The Almond blossom is out in bloom, the bees are gathering pollen, […]

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