The Camargue

click to play Soy Gypsy   La Camargue is the wildest place I have been in France which is probably the reason why I love it so much. Some of the Camargue is in the Gard department, in Occitanie, and some of it is in Bouche-du-Rhône in PACA, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, our friendly neighbours to the…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 »

Montpellier

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 »