Beautiful Villages of Occitania

Beautiful villages

We could spend a lifetime exploring the historical, beautiful villages of Occitania. It’s the little details that make these sort of adventures exciting: the antique collections dotted around; art and street displays; historic features that accentuate old buildings, and the care and attention that people put into the exterior of their homes.

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Tour de Occitanie

Tour de Occitanie

The Tour de France is heading to Occitania, and as cycling fans we’re very excited to see it coming through, not least because this time it’s on our very doorstep!

Departing from the famous Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy on July 2, 2016, the 103rd Tour de France heads quickly to the mountains, dipping into Spain and Andorra during the Pyrenean stages before also visiting the Swiss Alps later on.  Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe, takes a starring role in the 2016 edition, and the iconic Mont Ventoux will also feature once again.

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It’s wine tasting time! Tonight we are imbibing our local Lauran Cabaret

Lauran Cabaret

The Lauran Cabaret cooperative is a significant producer in the Minervois, accounting for about 15% of the total production of the Languedoc area, and a fairly diverse selection of wine. They produce young, fruity and full-bodied wine, as well as wines for ageing with different vinification methods (traditional vinification, carbonic maceration, cold wine). It can be purchased directly from their production centres in Laure and Villeneuve Minervois.

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