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 »


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 »

Festival de la Cité

Carcassonne, Festival de la Cité   Ode to l’Aude Aude is one of the regional departments formerly of the Languedoc Roussillon now part of Occitanie that borders Haute Garonne, the department where Toulouse is located. As you drive along the A61 from Toulouse, the ‘autoroute des deux mers’, towards the Mediterranean you have the Canal…Read more »

La Grande Motte

La Grande Motte A few kilometers east of Sète along the coastal road is the impressive and original city of LGM. To cut a long story short La Grande Motte is a city built out of a swamp. From afar and from the water you will see unusually shaped white concrete buildings emerging from the…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 »