Occitanie

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church - castle on frieze

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church, Lot’s only Renaissance church

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church, the only Renaissance church in the Lot department, was built by Galiot de Genouillac, lord of Assier and armourer of King Francois I

Capitole of Toulouse the Pink City

Why do we call Toulouse the Pink City?

The historical capital of Languedoc is nicknamed Toulouse the Pink City because of its red-pink bricks and tiles produced with the local clay, a construction material introduced by the Romans 2000 years ago

Lot River near Saujac

Saujac – Saut de la Mounine – Lot Valley

Saut de la Mounine in Saujac, a spectacular viewpoint along the Lot and the origin of a legend involving a hermit, a monkey and the local lord’s daughter

La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross

La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross – Quercy

La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross, an enigmatic stone Cross initially erected in a nearby village and moved to its current location in Aveyron in 1811

Spectacular canyons in Gorges de la Jonte

Gorges de la Jonte – canyons – Aveyron – Lozere

The spectacular canyons known as Gorges de la Jonte traverse the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park and delineate the Aveyron and Lozere departments

Violet of Toulouse

Violet of Toulouse, a fragrant flower from Parma

The Violet of Toulouse was imported from the Italian city of Parma in the middle of the 19th century and is today the official emblem of the capital of the Occitanie region

Barbican in Peyrousse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc medieval village – Aveyron

Peyrusse-le-Roc, a stunning ruined medieval village that once was a thriving mining city and one of the most important bailiwicks of the historical Rouergue

Pink Garlic Soup of Lautrec recipe

Pink garlic soup of Lautrec – Recipe

The pink garlic soup is one of the many garlic-based culinary specialties of the medieval walled village of Lautrec in the department of Tarn

Aveyron landscape

Aveyron department in Occitanie region

Aveyron department replaces the historic province of Rouergue and is a country of wild and varied landscapes that boasts several major tourist landmarks

Millau Viaduct seen from Peyre

Peyre troglodyte medieval village – Aveyron

Peyre, a semi-troglodyte village perched on a cliff overlooking the Viaduct of Millau over the river Tarn and ranked among the Beaux Villages de France

Plateau du Levezou

Plateau du Levezou – Central Aveyron

The Plateau du Levezou is a region of lakes and wind farms that produce hydroelectricity and renewal energy that amount to over 5% of national energy

Fenaille Museum - Lady of Saint-Sernin statue-menhir

Fenaille Museum – Hôtel de Jouéry – Rodez

The Fenaille Museum of Rodez was founded in the Hôtel de Jouéry and is primarily dedicated to the archaeology and history of Rouergue

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church - castle on frieze

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church, Lot’s only Renaissance church

Saint-Pierre of Assier Church, the only Renaissance church in the Lot department, was built by Galiot de Genouillac, lord of Assier and armourer of King Francois I
Capitole of Toulouse the Pink City

Why do we call Toulouse the Pink City?

The historical capital of Languedoc is nicknamed Toulouse the Pink City because of its red-pink bricks and tiles produced with the local clay, a construction material introduced by the Romans 2000 years ago
Lot River near Saujac

Saujac – Saut de la Mounine – Lot Valley

Saut de la Mounine in Saujac, a spectacular viewpoint along the Lot and the origin of a legend involving a hermit, a monkey and the local lord's daughter
La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross

La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross – Quercy

La Capelle Balaguier Templar Cross, an enigmatic stone Cross initially erected in a nearby village and moved to its current location in Aveyron in 1811

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