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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Château de Montségur

The Château de Montségur is probably the best known of all Cathar Castles. It is famous as the last Cathar stronghold, which fell after a 10 month siege in 1244. A field below the hilltop castle is reputed to be the site where over 200 Cathars were burned alive, having refused to renounce their faith. […]

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Collioure

The little town of Collioure, prized by painters, makes an incredibly picturesque, enchanting scene…It is a picture postcard place, with its royal castle by the sea, its port with local boats, its small pebbly beaches, its café terraces, the old town with its coloured façades and its emblematic pink-domed bell-tower! A wonderful scene which you […]

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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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Lac de Montbel

The Lac de Montbel is a reservoir just 5 minutes from Chalabre, which is a popular location for water-sports and swimming. The lake covers 570 hectares and is fed by the clear water of the Hers. It is a favourite spot for migratory birds and a good place to watch other wildlife.  There are two […]

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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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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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