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 than my own interests. The …

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 deep clefts gouged out by …

Epic Pyrenees – Midi-Pyrénées Itinerary

I am travelling to the Midi-Pyrénées region in France organised by the Midi-Pyrénées ,  Aveyron and Tarn-et-Garonne Tourist Boards. Flying Sunday from Manchester with bmibaby, this is extremely lucky for me as they are closing their Manchester hub and flights will be redirected to their East Midlands airport operation in future. This is an abbreviated version of the itinerary which …