If you’re keen to do some traditional shopping whilst visiting the South of France, look no further than the markets. Most towns have a weekly traditional market selling fresh produce such as fruit, meat and cheeses. Away from the fresh produce markets, there are also various speciality markets. The most expensive and sought after produce of these markets is the locally produced black truffles. [Read more...]
To the east of Toulouse lays one of the city’s major tourist attractions that is popular with people of all ages – La Cité de l’Espace (Space City). This futuristic theme park features a 360 degree planetarium, IMAX cinema and exhibitions that demonstrate the latest scientific and technological innovations. [Read more...]
Gîte holidays in southern France are a fantastic way to experience the culture, views and lifestyle of traditional France. Gîtes today vary from being luxury holiday cottages to very basic apartments however the term ‘gîte’ originally meant quite simply a form of shelter. [Read more...]
The south of France has a warm climate, beautiful views and surroundings and is easily accessible by train, plane, bus and boat. It is well connected to other cosmopolitan cities such as Rome and Paris and is increasingly becoming a dream destination for many tourists. Here are the five main reasons why: [Read more...]
Bordeaux boasts over 250,000 acres of vineyards, over 50 appellations, and 13,000 grape growers. With an annual production of approximately 850 million bottles, Bordeaux produces large quantities of everyday wine as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. This wine counts for one third of the good quality French wine. Both red and white wines are produced in Bordeaux with the red Bordeaux known commonly in the UK as Claret. [Read more...]
Known commonly as the Venice of Languedoc, Sète is a port and sea-side resort on the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the department of Heault in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Sète is notorious for its 12 km of fine sandy beaches, all of which have been approved by the “Pavillon Bleu” for their water quality.
Originally called Cette, it is the meeting of 2 major canals – the Canal du Midi and the Canal du Rhône à Sète. Sète is known as the Venice of Languedoc due to these canals. The canals running parallel to each other create the exotic landscape that makes Sète unique. [Read more...]