Places to visit

Andorra - duty free shopping

The tax haven Principality of Andorra with it's capital Andorra la Vella is an easy drive and is full of shops where you can buy cheap spirits and cigarettes. For example a 1 litre bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin can be picked up for under €11. See this article https://www.frenchentree.com/living-in-france/shopping/duty-free-shopping-in-andorra/ for more information

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Carcassonne

Perched on a rocky hilltop and bristling with zigzag battlements, stout walls and spiky turrets, the fortified city of Carcassonne looks like something out of a children’s storybook when it's seen from afar. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, it’s most people’s idea of the perfect medieval castle. The Cité Médiévale, as the old […]

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Crapahut Adventure Park

The park offers walks through the tree tops on rope ladders. Fontaine de Fontestorbes - BELESTA (09)   06 19 79 42 66 http://www.parc-accrobranche-ariege.com/

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Go-Kart track

There is a go-kart track near Lavalanet where you can try your hand at go-karting. For more information see the website http://www.karting-ariege.com/

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Gorges de Galamus

Located at the heart of the Fenouillèdes massif, on the border of the departments of Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, in France, the Gorges de Galamus are a real challenge for drivers. It’s an amazing drive along a balcony road that is so narrow in places that two cars could not possibly pass. If you can […]

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Mirepoix

At the heart of Mirepoix is one of the finest surviving arcaded market squares - Les Couverts- in France. The square is bordered by houses dating from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. The medieval Maison des Consuls (council house) has rafter-ends carved with dozens of images of animals and monsters, and caricatures of medieval […]

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Puivert

The small village is located about 9 km from Chalabre. The lakeside area in Puivert has many shaded areas, with barbecues, ideal place for a picnic with the family. There is also a small restaurant, La Buvette du Lac, right by the lake that serves food and drinks (including beer and wine). Puivert castle is […]

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Sète

Set alongside the saltwater lagoon of Étang du Thau, Sète is sometimes called the ‘Little Venice of Languedoc. Every year Sète hosts the 'Joutes de Sète' a jousting tournament from boats rather than horseback. The competition takes place from the end of June to the beginning of September with the big final on around the […]

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