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Stories and Tips Languedoc Roussillon

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Day Trip to Montpellier

Written by sararevell on 03 Jul, 2010

Despite being a two hour drive from where we were staying, our guide book proclaimed ‘Montpellier is a great city’ in the very first sentence so we felt compelled to go. Apparently Montpellier is the fastest growing city in France and I can understand why.…Read More


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Day Trip to Carcassonne

Written by sararevell on 03 Jul, 2010

About half an hour from our hotel is the fortress town of Carcassonne. The ramparts circle the medieval core and are make for an impressive sight upon approach. The town is divided into two distinct parts so deciding where to park is a little tricky.…Read More


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Half Day Trip to Lagrasse

Written by sararevell on 03 Jul, 2010

Less than half an hour from Saint Laurent de Cabrerisse is the village of LaGrasse. As you enter the village, a sign introduces it as one of ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’ (it is part of an association, not something the locals decided upon…Read More


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Highlights of the Languedoc Roussillon

Written by sararevell on 03 Jul, 2010

For anyone staying in or around Carcassonne there are many places of interest besides the city itself. Just under 60 kilometres away is the Abbaye de Fontfroide, which dates from 1093. Visitors can take a tour and visit their wine tasting cellar. There is a…Read More


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Sète - Home of the Jouteurs (apparently)

Written by jaybroek on 31 Jan, 2007

A visit to Provence by le beau-père (literally ‘good father’, the admirably flattering French term for father-in-law) , Savta (Hebrew for grandmother) and some of their friends coincided with our sojourn in the southwest so we made arrangements to meet up at a convenient midpoint.…Read More


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Collioure - of Fauvists and Forts

Written by jaybroek on 31 Jan, 2007

There haven’t been many passing invaders over the past couple of thousand years that haven’t taken a pop at Collioure. Following on from the Romans, Visigoths (whatever happened to the Visigoths?), Spanish (on more than one occasion) and the French, the picturesque port is now…Read More


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Céret - Festas Aplenty... Except When We Visit

Written by jaybroek on 31 Jan, 2007

Sat beside the Tech river in the shadow of the Pyrenees, Céret is a picturesque small town that doesn’t clamour for attention and is all the more attractive for it. There’s plenty of history, this is border country after all, but it is worn comfortably;…Read More


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Take me to the plage - Argelès and Canet

Written by jaybroek on 25 Oct, 2006

The Blonde has done the whole Côte Vermeille (as this stretch of coastline is known) thing before. Late teens and early twenties camping trips were described to me although, due to either reasons of failing memory or selective recollection, the stories didn’t last long.Of course…Read More


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Short and Sweet in Sunny Narbonne

Written by artsnletters on 18 Oct, 2004

Narbonne presented a much different face after the grim and terrible beauty of the Cathar castles. An ethereal pale stone cathedral seemed nearly to float above the low buildings of the city as I drove along the A9 autoroute. Located just off the…Read More


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Part III, Peyrpertuse: The Storm Strikes

Written by artsnletters on 18 Oct, 2004

The trail had become a broad pathway and the walking was easy. The castle loomed larger and larger. Or, actually, the first castle: Peyrepertuse, meaning "pierced rock," is not one castle but three, strung along a long, narrow limestone ridge. This…Read More


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