This site is for anyone wishing to discover the magnificent region of Occitanie.  I originally started the journal to entice my many English speaking friends and family to come to this part of the world so that I could enjoy their company without having to travel overseas myself. An unexpected and happy lifestyle change…Read more »


Beauty and brains With an enviable location just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea, a beautiful historical centre, a third of the population made up of students and a great public transport system Montpellier has it all, beauty and brains. I arrived at St. Roch Station in Montpellier just before noon. I had not…Read more »


Sète   Down by the seaside……..see the boats go sailin’   I decided that my first destination post needed to be about Sète.  As summer is upon us, with music festivals in full swing and modern France’s birthday, the 14 July is a day to celebrate and Sète is a wonderful place to ‘faire la…Read more »