La Romieu Travel Guide

  • La Romieu.
    La Romieu.
    by AsturArcadia
  • La Romieu.
    La Romieu.
    by AsturArcadia
  • La Romieu.
    La Romieu.
    by AsturArcadia

La Romieu Things to Do

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    La Romieu's 14th century Collegiate

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Dec 7, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    'La Collegiale' was built in the XIV C. by Arnaud of With. It was registered in 1999 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
    This group of buildings boasts a wonderful cloister; a church with its Sacristy; its frescoes; and two 33 m. towers.

    After climbing the 136 steps you will be rewarded with an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding area.
    Un paysage merveilleux!!

    In the pic:
    La Romieu's 14th century Collegiate as seen from a field of sunflowers...a common sight in the Gers region of SW France in late summer.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    Colour, Light, Artistry...Divine Inspiration

    by Lady_Mystique Written Dec 7, 2004

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Be sure to have a good, close look at the stained-glass windows....

    ...without them a special kind of celestial magic would be missing.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    List of martyrs beside the Virgin

    by Lady_Mystique Written Dec 7, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    ...I came up as close as I could to get a better picture.
    I wish I could have gone up to the balcony.
    ...along one wall of the church I came across a very touching memorium....

    On the plaque it reads:

    To Our Children
    Who Died for France
    Victims of the War
    1939-1945

    E. B?TOUS
    E. BOUET
    R. DELOR
    M. LACAVE
    C. QUINTILLA
    J. SEGUIN
    D. SURMAN
    J. R?GLATE

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

La Romieu Favorites

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    A street in 'La Romieu'

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Dec 7, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Here's a typical street in la Romieu.
    Actually, this one here is probably one of the widest.
    Most are very narrow...you could easily walk through with your arms stretched out and touch the homes on both sides!

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    Near the tower we climbed

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Dec 7, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The best way to get a good feel for this most charming village is to see it from as many different angles as possible...

    We climbed a tower in one ancient building and were rewarded with a glorious view of the surrounding countryside.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Lady_Mystique's Profile Photo
    The backside of La Romieu

    by Lady_Mystique Updated Dec 7, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Upon walking and wandering through La Romieu I discovered how much the residents seemed to care for every inch of land in and around this lovely village.
    Even the outside edges, the 'back alleys" were planted with beautiful flowers and aesthetically designed.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: La Romieu

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

94 travelers online now

Comments

La Romieu Travel Guide
Map of La Romieu

View all La Romieu hotels