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Toulouse France |Violets, Valentines and Very Good Food!

February is officially Violet Month in Toulouse France and it’s a great time to visit for a Valentine’s Day treat. Swap the winter blues for a …

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The art of the good life in France

The beautiful landscape and the way of life in France has been inspiring artists for centuries… Caroline and Perry Taylor moved to the town of …

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Toulouse view of the city

Toulouse Travel Guide

Toulouse is in the Midi-Pyrénées region, Haute-Garonne department . The area has incredibly diverse landscapes from the Pyrénées Mountains all the way to the green …

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Najac Chateau in one of the most beautiful villages in France

The château royal in Najac was part of a network of châteaux royaux located in the Aveyron valley (Midi-Pyrénées). Najac is one of ten of …

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Toulouse, France – in the pink

Locals lovingly call Toulouse ‘The Pink City’. Actually, the ubiquitous bricks of it’s classic facades are more like orange in colour but, hey, let’s not …

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A whole Lot of Lavender Love in France

Suzie Dick, a ballet teacher and silk painter talks about her love of lavender and how it led her and her husband Ian from New …

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Best of Gascony in the summer

Summer in Gascony is a time of sunshine, blue skies and joie de vivre as the good life is celebrated in towns and villages throughout …

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French Lavender in the Lot

Expats Ian and Suzie Dick own Lavande de Lherm farm in Midi-Pyrénées, south west France, Janine Marsh investigates their Lavender life in the Lot… Ian …

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Gascony à la carte

Anne-France de Castelbajac-Anderson talks to Janine Marsh about her historic French family which can trace its history back to the days of the crusades, chateaux, …

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Top 5 hiking trails in the Pyrénées

Every year, intrepid travellers from across the globe flock to the southwest of France to tackle the majestic Pyrénées. Excellent footpaths and a temperate climate create …

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