A harmonious blend of nature, heritage and activities, to be savored in the great sun of Occitanie
A region where sunny days abound, Occitanie is known for its incredible variety of landscapes, a haven for great outdoor experiences. The region also has vibrant cities and some of the cutest small towns in France. A region of four universes Sea, Mountain, Town and Country. Occitanie has it all.
Bordeaux, that warm, magic, generous name on the bottle, the capital of Nouvelle Aquitaine, and ‘undoubtedly the most beautiful city in France’, as Stendhal called it in 1838.,
In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as ‘Bordeaux, Port of the Moon’, with 362 listed buildings. In France, only Paris has more. With its fabulous new wine museum, the Cité du Vin. Become a wine connoisseur at La Cité du Vin. Opened in June 2016, the city’s latest marvel features 3,000m² dedicated to the world’s wine regions.its array of new boutique hotels and great restaurants and festivals, Bordeaux has never been a happier or more delightful place to visit than right now.
Step into the future at the Bassins de Lumières, a vast indestructible concrete bunker with 5m-thick walls, with 11 pens for U-Boats and Italian submarines. Bordeaux has converted it into the world’s largest digital art museum, offering a mesmerizing 3D full immersion into art that feels like stepping into the future.
A remarkable geological site, the Gorges de l'Hérault conceal rocky or verdant landscapes combining caves, valleys, vineyards, scrubland and forests. The Pont du Gard aqueduct is a Roman construction built during the first century AD to channel water from the Eure River’s source in Uzés all the way to Nîmes.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pont du Gard is a true technical feat. It measures 48 meters high, and it has three vertical rows of arches: 6 on the lowest level, 11 on the second level, and 35 on the third and top level. Don’t miss the Museum of the Pont du Gard, which retraces the history of the aqueduct’s construction.
The region is located just north of Toulouse. The main town of the Tarn et Garonne France region is the beautiful Rose Village on Montauban – called this because of the lovely pink color of the clay of the area which was used to make bricks. The Tarn et Garonne region is all about agriculture – fantastic produce and wine. This is definitely an area to embrace “slow tourism” and to savor.
THE SAINT NICHOLAS BIRD SANCTUARY - One of the biggest bird sanctuaries in Europe. A little jewel in UNESCO natural heritage South of the Aveyron. A place of multiple activity options, quiet ones or more adventurous ones such as walking, kayak and canoeing, paragliding, mountain biking, bungee jumping. Stay in one of our beautiful homes Le Domaine du Chasselas with La Prunier Villa or Le Grappe Villa in Castelsagrat with pool and recreational facilities. Perfect for larger or smaller stays. For larger stays you can book the entire property.
The Cité de Carcassonne is one of the most important sites in the Cathar Country and one of the top Occitanie destinations. Here, earth, sky and sea come together in a unique crossfade in the South of France . It is the country of herds, black bulls and pink flamingos , horseback riding between lagoons and salty land, bike rides and romantic sunsets on the wildest of beaches: Espiguette .
Must-sees: the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes , the Midi salt marshes , Grau du Roi - Port Camargue. This authentic fishing village has become, without losing its soul, a lively seaside resort and an international marina .
Explore the coast, from Grau du Roi to the Côte Vermeille! The key word: Enjoy the beauty of this amazing region, in slow and in eco mode!
Is a land of character – rough and sweet at the same time – where life tends to slow down, just like in the old times. Aveyron is also a paradise for food and nature lovers.
More than anything, Aveyron is a place of picturesque medieval villages, with more official Most Beautiful Villages in France than in any other region.
Saint Emilion is a commune in the Gironde. It is covered in vines and bordered with rivers, along woody slopes and picturesque roads, Saint-Emilion stretches out over 75 km² around a particularly well-preserved medieval town and is the ideal place to stay. Only 30 minutes from Bordeaux and one hour from Bergerac and Périgueux, Saint-Emilion is the perfect starting point to visit the vineyards of Bordeaux and the Perigord district.
Step into your hiking boots and be amazed by the variety of landscapes in the Atlantic Pyrénées, with never-ending stretches of beech and pine forests, vast pastures, and pristine lakes.
Jump on the little train of Artouste to discover the upper Ossau Valley. The train travels along the highest track in Europe at an altitude of 2,000 m, and it offers grandiose landscapes throughout the valley of Soussoueou, rich in flora and fauna.
In wintertime, head to the Valleys of Aspe, Barétous, and Ossau for skiing and snowball fights. If you don't ski there are still many winter activities and wellness breaks in the Pyrénées for non-skiers!
Stay in one of our beautiful homes In St Medard de Guizieres, 20 minutes to Saint Emilion. Perfect for larger stays.