Tag Archives: Midi-Pyrénées
Just begging to be ridden

Postcard from a Montauban Carousel

This simple image of a carousel in Montauban in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France always brings some happy thoughts and a smile. It was not in use the day I visited but the promise of taking a ride on it should all have children jumping for joy. There are many city centres that have […]

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2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far […]

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France – Midi-Pyrénées and Aveyron Journal

The French Midi-Pyrénées is one of the largest and most varied regions in France, exploring it on a recent trip allowed me to become familiar with an area that I knew very little about. Saint Antonin Noble Val is situated on the Aveyron River and next to the impressive gorge of the same name. It […]

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Fabulous Aveyron – Art and Artistic French Cuisine

On a recent visit to the Aveyron, France I surprised myself. Never likely to be accused of being a ‘culture vulture’, this trip was a feast of cultural treats. I can appreciate  captivating art, good cuisine and enjoy listening to a powerful piece of music. However visiting the Louvre was more due to peer pressure […]

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The stuff of legends

Cultural Aveyron; Enchanting Villages and Mystical Castles

It surprised me to discover the Midi-Pyrénées is the largest region in mainland France and is larger than the Netherlands. I visited the Aveyron, tucked away in the South-West of the Massif Central. It is extensively wooded, the deep valleys providing lines of communication between the many towns and villages. The landscape is dominated by […]

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Adrenaline and Adventure Travel in the Midi-Pyrénées

Mountains are my paradise The mountain environment has always been my favourite, there are few views more awe-inspiring than a beautiful conical summit. The Aveyron is an ideal adventure travel destination, with plenty of adrenalin fuelled activities on offer. Mountain scenery is extremely varied however, from an endless vista of high altitude snow topped peaks, […]

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Post Norway – Travel in the fight against Terror

Sickening attack I had just booked into a chalet near Millau in the Aveyron region of the Midi-Pyrénées in the South of France and was feeling pretty good. Switching on the television the first sickening reports of the bomb blast and shooting in Norway were being broadcast. I sat on the bed and watched in […]

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