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Places to See, Things to Do
La Cite: walled medieval city, castle, cathedral.
The famous walled 'Cite
de Carcassonne' is NOT TO BE
MISSED! The medieval 'Cite' was reconstructed in the 19th Century and
has complete walls, fortifications, a castle, churches, plus many shops and
Cite de l'espace, Toulouse - 1 hour
If there is a rainy day, or just for a change of
scene(?), then a day out at 'Space City' near Toulouse (as seen on BBC's
'Holiday' 7th Feb 07) is definitely worth a visit - plenty for all the
family! The Imax 'Space Station' film is a must for all and the
restaurants serve very good quality and reasonably priced lunches for adults
and the little ones....definitely a recommended visit.
itself is also well worth a visit - cosmopolitan shopping and wonderful
St Girons Market and St Lizier
Saturday throughout the year, one of the largest markets in Southern
France is held at St Girons. The market is crammed with fresh
fruit, vegetables, cheese and meats. Many local artisans have
stalls selling everything from ironwork to silks. Wander around
this extensive, quintessential French market. Buy a delicious
picnic, then drive a few miles to the beautiful, quiet town of St Lizier.
A perfect picnic place can be found just above the Bishops Palace.
A pleasant couple of hours then can be spent wandering the streets of St
Lizier. The cloisters in the abbey are a definite highlight.
Narbonne/Narbonne Plage: the nearest, beautiful white sandy
long, sandy and very clean beaches can be found all along the
Mediterranean coast, from the beautiful fishing town of Collioure to well
beyond the cosmopolitan city of Montpellier. The beach at Narbonne
Plage is as good as anywhere. Why not relax on the soft, clean sand,
swim in the shallow, warm Med, then have a meal or stroll around the
beautiful and historic Roman town of Narbonne.
Plateau de Beille Nordic Skiing &
Above Tarascon, a Nordic skiing area
that is fantastic at any time of the year for walking, cycling, skiing,
sledging or just for enjoying the magnificent views. There is a
good cafe/restaurant, toilets, ice cream, etc!
Ax Les Thermes, the Wolves
& the Orlu Nature Reserve
A very pleasant drive down the Ariege
valley to Ax Les Thermes. Lunch or pick-up a picnic, dabble your feet
in the warm volcanic pool. Then a beautiful 20 minute drive through
the spectacular Orlu valley to the 'Maison de Loupes'.
Alternatively, you may want to go Marmot spotting along the slightly higher
levels of the Orlu valley, through the National Nature Reserve. The
Marmots are wild but approachable and can be seen close to the path-side
after about an hour's walk.
Puivert Chateau and beach
about a castle and beach trip? Why not try the impressive Cathar
Castle at Puivert. In beautiful surroundings the castle could fill a
couple of hours exploring, then you can cool down and have fun in the clean,
safe swimming lake in the village. You can hire 'peddlelo' and canoes.
The beach is soft, fine sand which is cleaned daily.You could then visit the
charming Medieval town of Mirepoix.....