Discovering Ariège

Ariège is a department in Occitanie close to Midi Pyrenees, easily reachable by car. Ever since the initial liberation from our ‘lockdown’ last spring, like other Toulousers, we have been daytripping and discovering Ariège. Before this year, my familiarity with Ariège was limited to Mirepoix, a pretty medieval bastide town with a handful of restaurants,…Read more »

Le Grau-du-Roi

Grau-du-Roi (grow do rwoa) It occurred to me as I was planning a trip to the Basque country that not knowing how to pronounce the names of places is not only annoying, but it makes it harder to retain information. Txinguidi (somewhere apparently worth a gander) is hopefully pronounced Ching gweedy but probably not! Anyway,…Read more »