SW side story

Si vous sortez un peu du centre historique de Toulouse en traversant la Garonne vous allez vous retrouver dans un quartier hétéroclite avec une histoire passionnante. St Cyprien, de nos jours un endroit vibrant et multiculturel situé sur la rive gauche de Toulouse,  était autrefois habité par les pécheurs.  Avec la construction d’un hôpital, l’ancien…Read more »

South west side story

  If you venture just outside of the historical centre of Toulouse and cross the river you will see an interesting and varied neighbourhood with an incredible history. Saint Cyprien, now a lively multicultural area located on the left bank of the river Garonne, was at one time occupied mainly by fishermen. With the construction…Read more »


  Welcome to My Beautiful Occitanie! 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…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 »


  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 fête’. However you come to be in the vicinity of…Read more »