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Sunday, August 14, 2011

What to do in and around Toulouse

If you enjoy shopping and spa treatments, the town of Toulouse will give you plenty of options. 

Recently we have received questions on what one can do in and around Toulouse. In this post we are putting together a few suggestions on nice places to go in the Midi-Pyrenees. There are several things to do (as always in an area of any kind) in the Midi-Pyrenees,  so have a look at the following link as what to do in Toulouse.

As a starter on what to do outside Toulouse, if you are fond of the beach, what about paying a visit to Banyuls or Collioure? Or going back in time in Carcassonne During our trip to France this summer we spent a few days in Banyuls and Collioure and enjoyed the area by the sea. If you prefer hiking, this is a brilliant opportunity to check out the mountain trails of the Pyrenees. The Pyrenees offer a wide range of short and long distance foot paths. During our recent trip to France we did two trips, one long and one short. The long foot path was GR 10 and the shorter hike was in Font-Romeu.



Here are a few pictures from our trips:


 GR 10, Pyrenees


 Carcassonne

 
Banyuls


In Banyuls the locals love to dance their traditional ring dance. You can enjoy watching and taking part of it every night. Bring your dancing shoes!

We highly recommend this hotel (Hotel Canal). You can order a room with full pension, meaning breakfast, lunch and dinner (three course meal). It is a family run hotel and the staff speaks English and French. Very nice people and only three minutes from the beach ;-)


All over France wine is serious business.

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