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MIDI PYRÉNÉES – Larger in area than either Denmark or Belgium!

MIDI PYRÈNÈES … This region is made up of 8 different departments, so it’s not altogether surprising that the surface area of the Midi Pyrénées is considered larger than either Denmark or Belgium!! and very fitting that the beautiful city of Toulouse is the capital of the Midi Pyrénées. The city sits on the Garonne river, on the site […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – Wine making time in the Jurançon region…

It’s “vendange” time here in the Jurançon region – lots of activities going on in the “Chais” from September to December – if you’re into dry white wine – this is the place to be !

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – European Heritage Days

  Ride the ‘Petit Train d’Artouste’ The 19th and 20th September are “Heritage Days” here in France (a chance to discover national treasures not far from home), so why not take the opportunity to ride in what is regarded as the ‘highest train’ in Europe – le Petit Train d’Artouste. Before going on the trip up […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – Enjoy the Medieval ‘Spectacle’ in Lescar near Pau.

12-13 September 2015 MYSTERES DE LA CITE Fantastic medieval show with book fair, street theatre, fire-eaters, jugglers, dancers, music, a “trollball” tournament and fireworks. Possibility of dining in a replica medieval tavern. Medieval village and night market.

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ARIEGE – A beautiful department in the heart of a Parc Naturelle …

It seems to me, sometimes, that the world needs to know about the Ariege, so let me tell you why I love it so … It’s a department set within the region of the Midi-Pyrenees and bordered by Spain. With no big industry here, tourism and agriculture are the main income generating activities. Pollution free, […]

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PYRÉNÉES-ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – Summer events in the Vallée d’Ossau …

August 2015: This year, experience the transhumance in the Ossau valley. Transhumance is “the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer”. You can witness the return of the herds of cattle from Ayous to the “plateau du Bénou” […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – The natural beauty of Bious Artigues …

Le Lac de Bious Artigues At the limit of the Parc National des Pyrénées and at the foot of the Pic du Midi d’Ossau, easily accessible by car in summer, the site of Bious Artigues is a fantastic natural environment family walks or rambles,even with small children. From here you have some of the most […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – Enjoy a ramble along the river …

Randonnée Aquatique « Aquatic No need to be super-sporty, just a pleasurable ramble with your feet in the water of the rivers of the Ossau Valley. Ideal for families. Prices can be obtained from Office de Tourisme de Laruns, Maison de la Vallée d’Ossau. 64440 LARUNS Tél : +33 5 59 05 48 94 Contribution by […]

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PYRÉNÉES ATLANTIQUES & LANDES – 4 days of celebrations in the foothills …

The 15th August in Laruns at the foot of the Pyrenees (public holiday in France – traditionally a religious fête, the Assumption of Our Lady) For 4 days Laruns celebrates “Notre Dame” – or in béarnaise “Hesto de Nouste damo”. You’ll find music, concerts, folk dancing, street parties, games. Come and discover the “ossalois” culture, […]

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