Midi-Pyrénées Off The Beaten Path

  • Views on Toulouse.
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  • Museum Jaurés Castres
    Museum Jaurés Castres
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  • Théatre Municipal de Castres
    Théatre Municipal de Castres
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Midi-Pyrénées Off The Beaten Path

  • Outside Toulouse - Excursions

    Toulouse Off The Beaten Path

    Another wonderful area just outside Toulouse is the the Cité de l’Espace, Ave Jean Gonord, Parc de la Plaine, its a wonderful place for me similar to EPCOT at Disney. The opening hours are change on the year so better to check the webpage, and the prices are now at 20.50,21 ,and 24 depending on the year so check again for your period. You need a...

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  • Inside Toulouse

    Toulouse Off The Beaten Path

    small church in the district of Saint Aubin (bordered by bd Lazare Carnot and the canal du midi), nice to walk by and why not get in if times allows it..... Located at the impasse Saint-Aubin, not far from the canal du midi and close to the place pres Wilson. This church was built from 1847 on an old cemetery in a style that blends Gothic,...

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  • Views on Toulouse.

    Toulouse Off The Beaten Path

    Voici une particularité qui étonne toujours les visiteurs : Toulouse est constamment survolée par des avions qui atterrissent ou decollent de l'aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac. Les avions passent au dessus d'une partie (au sud) de la ville, et du périphérique. Lorsque l'on est en avion, et que l'on arrive, du côté droit de l'appareil le panorama est...

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  • Festivals-Celebrations

    Toulouse Off The Beaten Path

    Every year the Garonne invites a stream of the world. After the Ebre, the Nile, the Mekong, the Ganges, the Arno, the Volga, Mississippi, the Rio of the Plata, in June 2003, the Garonne invites the Rio Cauto, that means Cuba. 100 Cuban artists are waited in Toulouse for 6 days of feast. Bureau du Festival 18, rue St-Rémésy 31000 Toulouse -...

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  • musée Champollion, Figeac

    Since 1986 the city host this museum. A native of the region, Jean-François Champollion is the discover of the Egyptians hiéroglyphes. The museum is in his native house now restored. From 1991, there is a space of scriptures just behind the museum.With this addtion the city created the Les Écritures du Monde since 2007 year I visited. You have from...

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  • Church of Saint Cyr, St Cirq Lapopie

    a wonderful church on the way of St James. The church is dedicated to Saint Cyr and the town takes a different twist on the name to St Cirq Lapopie.The religious site for more info in FRenchhttp://www.eglise-saintcirqlapopie.com/visiter/plan-egliseYou have this church dedicated to Saint Cyr but ,also to Sainte Julitte, his mother.He was a martyr,...

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  • windmills of Salette, Lautrec

    wonderful in my family's region of the Tarn, this is nice to see up close.They date from the 17C and restore in 1991. One of the rare windmills built to produce flour when the winds allowed it.admission is 1€ and there is a guided tour to see production for 2€ ;Open to the public from April to October, check the tourist office for days that are...

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  • Chateau of Brousse le Château

    This is an old castle in a picturesque town of the Aveyron, in Midi-Pyrénées. It was done between the 13C and the 18C as a fortress. The fortified walls have been conserved as has the major part of its walkway. Diverse exhibitions, paintings, photos, ancient tools are here and or held here. I have in English the area tourist office on it in contact...

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  • Hotel de Ville de Lourdes

    A great town with lots of things to see of great importance to many. therefore the city hall or govt building is often overlook. I do come by as they are great architecture buildings and some times with great history behind them.The one at Lourdes is very nice to see.Since the 17C until today, the City Hall occupied 5 different locations in the...

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  • Chateau Fort, Lourdes

    an impressive defensive castle in the holy city of Lourdes. great views and nice gardens for a quick look. It is by 25 Rue du Fort,off blvd de la Grotte near the house of Ste Bernadette and along the Chaussée du bourg.it has today of decorative arts and military artifacts. The hours, admission, dates etc are on the website for the latest. check as...

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  • Musée Massey or Inter Hussards

    This is the international museum of Hussars in Tarbes, a nice place surrounded by a beautiful park. the entry is by rue Achille Jubinal in the heart of the Massey gardens , I came by car on the road D935 BIt was recently renovated in 2012 after the picture I have. The museum is set up in two floors with a different collection in each. The...

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  • Hotel de Ville de Tarbes

    ok a government building but you can go in and they are always wonderful in architecture and decoration.It tooki quite a bit of time and financial delays from the time ordered in 1902 finally done in 1905.It had its renovation in 2006:2007.I just go around these a lot ::)

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  • Ceramic center and museum Giroussens

    a unique place tracing the history of ceramics in this area. Its a place to see it done ,museum and purchase.7 place Lucie Bouniol , 81500 Giroussens Entirely dedicated to ceramics in the heart of the country Gallacois, combining tradition and modernity, the home of the contemporary ceramic of Giroussens welcomes you in its different areas:Gallery:...

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  • Church of St Paul

    a wonderful Church in the deep wood of the Tarn in cathar country, famous for the pottery and the fabric taints Before 1891, the town was called Saint-Paul-de-Damiatte; now Saint Paul-Cap-de-Joux.the history of it,The current building of the 19C has replaced that of the 17C, which presented many problems, part of the vault collapsed in 1843....

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  • take an old fashion steam train ride,...

    This is one of the few left steam engine train rides in a beautiful cathar country we enjoy with the family. Its a private organisation to safeguard this pastime from trainsGare C.F.T.T., Place de la République, 81500 Saint-Lieux-lès-Lavaurthe link in contact have it in English.tarif 6,80€ adultsDépart of trains from the magical Gare de St Lieux...

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  • Church St Salvi-Giroussens

    a wonderful high town in great Tarn ,this is an unique old Church overlooking a vast valley of the Agout (river). The town is great known for it pottery making historyThis is the Catholic take on ithttp://catholique-tarn.cef.fr/spip.php?article35The Church of Saint-Salvy dates from the 14C. It consists of a nave of four bays arched vaults and a...

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  • Church Notre Dame du bourg-Rabastens

    a wonderful Church by the river Tarn.Church of our Lady of the village at Rabastens, or église de Notre Dame du Bourg, located on a route linking the abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques (Aveyron) and the Basilica of Saint-Sernin in Toulouse. in respect of cultural property 'the paths of Santiago de Compostela in France ". By its painted decoration, it...

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  • musée du chocolat Lisle sur tarn

    located in a wonderful small town of the tarn at 13 Place Paul Saissac, 81310 Lisle-sur-Tarn a wonderful old world surrounded by a beautiful square you find of the best chocolates of the region, tastings are held but the history of the chocolate is told with such enthusiasme by a couple owner that it makes you want to come back for more.So I am not...

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  • Théatre municipal -Castres

    the municipal theater of Castres is a historical building. very easy in city center at rue de l'Hôtel de Ville facing diagonally the Goya Museum. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9h30 -12h30 ,and 14h15 -18h00 ;Saturdays from 9h30- 12h30 ,and 14h15 -16h. closed Sundays and holidays as well as from August 1 to 15 inclusive.it has capacity for 600...

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  • Musée Jean Jaurés

    Located at 2, place Pélisson it traces the history of this native son great politician Open from 10h00- 12h00 and 14h00 -18h00 (17h00 from october 1 to April 30)closed Mondays except in July and August, closed Sundays from Oct 1 to April 30, close jan 1, May 1, Nov 1,and Dec 25Admission for adults is 2,00 €Jaurès Museum was created in 1954 in...

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  • Church Notre Dame la Jonquiere-...

    The town surface from the Albigeois crusades from the year 1229. The count of Toulouse Raymond VII wanted to created on the river Tarn a city to replace the castle or castel de Montégut, fortified castle located in the colline where the crusades demanded the destruction according to the Treaty of Meaux 1229The church is of gothic construction built...

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  • Templar and medieval circuit in Southern...

    This circuit, which requires a car, covers the area of the Larzac and the Vallee de la Sorgue. You can arrive there on the national highway crossing the famous viaduct of Millau, more spectacular seen from a distance than driving over it, but nevertheless quite a feat. Continuing south, you will soon have choices. La Couveratoide is the most famous...

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