What to see and do in Nimes France

28 May

Nimes is the capital of the Gard Department, Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon). It’s famous for it’s Roman remains and is nicknamed “the Rome of France”. Summer is wickedly hot in Nîmes (whatever you do when you book accommodation – make sure you get air conditioning). Winter can be cold when the famous Mistral wind is blowing, so much […]

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Guide to Montpellier old town

5 Apr

Montpellier is the capital city of the Herault department, Occitanie (formerly called Languedoc-Roussillon). It used to be a fishing village many years ago, now it’s a cool town with a hip vibe. The sun shines pretty much from spring through autumn and then some – 300 days a year on average of sun. There’s no […]

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Mazamet the perfect base close to Carcassonne, Toulouse and Albi

3 Apr

There are so many reasons to visit this largely undiscovered heritage town in the Tarn – not least of all because it’s home to one of the top luxury B&Bs in France and we all deserve a little luxury now and again. Mazamet is nestled at the edge of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) with […]

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