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PERIGORD NOIR – Meet Leggett Agent Juliette Bailey …

In 1999, my now-husband & I arrived in Sarlat – a little bit dusty and weary, with no particular plan in mind – and we never left. I discovered a passion for properties – selling and renting them – and worked for a lovely local agent. Life was good for many years, the market was […]

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JURANÇON – Where to taste Jurançon wines?

From September through to December, the Jurançon region parties ! exhibitions, poetry readings in the “chais”, concerts, théâtre… all organised around the wine-harvesting. During the second weekend of December there are even shuttle-buses laid on so you can do your wine-tasting without having to drink and drive ! The wine-growers on the « Route des Vins » in […]

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Gers – holiday destination for the royal family!

On Tuesday 26 July the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived in Pau airport by private jet. They were met by two English-registered Range Rovers and driven north to the Gers, to a destination near the department’s main town, Auch. You too can holiday in the […]

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MIDI-PYRENEES: Top 10 things to do in the Ariege this summer …

Well, apart from sitting in a flower filled meadow and doing absolutely nothing! you could also….   1) Climb the second highest peak in the French Pyrenees and stay in a refuge 2) Cycle the famous Tour de France Cols 3) Walk through waterfalls along the famous GR10 Trans Pyrenees Route 4) Trek with a […]

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MIDI-PYRÉNEES: Le Grand Prix de Pau …

From May 13, 2016 to May 22, 2016 The Grand Prix de Pau will take place on 13, 14 and 15 May 2016. During this weekend, motorsport fans will live the Formula 3 European Championship FIA and the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS. In addition to these two competitions, the audience will see Formula 4, the […]

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MIDI-PYRÉNEES – ski in the beautiful Pyrenees mountains …

The Midi-Pyrénees  is spread over eight departments. It’s impossible to cover all of the different property markets in this small blog, but the golden rule being that; rural property is cheaper, while property in, or close to big towns such as Toulouse, comes at a premium. Three of the départments touch the Spanish border. The […]

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MIDI-PYRENEES – Christmas Market in Pau

Once again we can look forward to a wonderful Christmas Market held in Pau again this year, it starts on the 27th November and goes right through till the 5th January 2016 – so you have plenty of time to go and join in the festive fun, there is so much to enjoy: merry-go-round, rides in a […]

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MIDI-PYRENEES – A Winter warmer in the Bearn region.

Don’t miss the ‘Poule au Pot’ festival, (chicken casseroles!). Being the birthplace of Henri IV (born in December), whose favourite dish was “poule au pot”, all the restaurants offer this traditional dish on their menus in December. Come and enjoy this classic dish in the beautiful Béarn region …

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HAUTES PYRÉNEES – Enjoy 2 ‘open days’ in the Madiran wineries

 21st and 22nd November 2015 in Madiran (65) For a whole weekend, the winemakers of Madiran open their doors to the public. Spend two days with them discovering the wine making industry in a friendly and festive atmosphere. The program for the weekend includes: guided tours, tastings, harvest fun, hiking in the vineyards, introductory workshops to wine […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES – Pau plays host to the equestrian world …

The Étoiles de Pau or Stars of Pau is a Three Day Equestrian Event held in Pau every October. It is one of six annual CCI events in the world (the highest level of competition), in addition to the Burghley Horse Trials and the Badminton Horse Trials, held in Great Britain. Pau is a town in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of Aquitaine, about an hour north […]

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