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Fort du Lourdou in Belcastel - Aveyron

Fort du Lourdou – Roc d’Anglars

Fort du Lourdou, the defensive outpost of the fortress of Belcastel was built at the foot of Roc d’Anglars, an imposing cliff commanding the Aveyron River

Saint-Lary-Soulan ski resort in the French Pyrenees

Saint-Lary-Soulan, a family orientated ski resort – Pyrenees

Saint-Lary-Soulan, a family orientated ski resort in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, equally popular in summer with hikers and mountain bikers

Collegiate Notre-Dame des Pommiers Beaucaire

Beaucaire, medieval castle, town and fair

Beaucaire, a City of Art and History located along the Rhône River, once one of the wealthiest French cities renowned for its international fair

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

Chateau de Montal - Renaissance facades and seen from the formal garden

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece in Quercy

Chateau de Montal, a Renaissance masterpiece built by a woman and returned to its past grandeur by the industrialist and patron of the arts Maurice Fenaille
Dolmen de Martignes in Beduer - Lot

Dolmen de Martignes and Cloup de Coutze

Dolmen de Martignes and Dolmen du Cloup of Coutze, the most famous of the 12 dolmens listed in Beduer, a village of Quercy along St. James Way
Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur- Emeral waters of the resurgence of the river Ouysse

Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur – Ouysse River’s resurgence

The Gouffre de Saint-Sauveur is a basin of emerald water nestled in the lush greenery where the river Ouysse resurfaces near the village of Calès in the Lot
Chateau des Anglais, also known as Chateau Fort de La Roque d'Autoire

Chateau des Anglais or Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire

Chateau des Anglais - Chateau Fort de La Roque d’Autoire, the troglodyte fort the lords of Turenne built at the border of the Auvergne and Toulouse counties

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