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  • 1 Belvédère du Chassezac Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 48800 La Garde-Guérin

    This spectacular spot is above the medieval hamlet of La Garde-Guérin (turn left at the "belvedere" sign on the D 906 and follow the track up to a narrow platform). The view shoots vertiginouslyy down into the Chassezac Gorge; the rumbling ..

  • 2 Le Fenouillèdes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 66220 Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet

    Between southern Corbières and Conflent, the Fenouillèdes is striking for its savage beauty. From Estagel, the landscape is given over to the vineyards of Maury and Côtes du Rousillon. Between Sournia and Prades, the massif takes on a more austere as..

  • 3 The Carol Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 66760 Porté-Puymorens

    The valley is reached from the col de Puymorens by a winding road and through the Puymorens tunnel (above its entrance is the Cascade de Lumiere, a polychrome glass sculpture by Josette Rispal). The road drops down towards Carol, with views of the si..

  • 4 Port d'Envalíra Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    AND - Pas de la Casa

    This pass rises to an altitude of 2 047m and lies on the dividing line between the Atlantic and Mediterranean slopes. It is definitely worth a pause to enjoy the view of the Andorran mountains.

  • 5 Niaux-La Calbiere Cave Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    F - 09400 Niaux

    This cave in the Vicdessos Valley is famous for its remarkably well-preserved prehistoric wall drawings. The cave consists of vast, high chambers and long passageways which lead into a sort of natural rotunda known as the Salon Noir. Its walls are de..

  • 6 Grotte du Mas-d'Azil Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    av. de la Grotte F - 09290 Le Mas-d'Azil

    The cave, hollowed out by the River Arize beneath the Plantaurel mountain range, is 420m long with an average width of 50m. Upstream, the entrance forms a magnificent 65m-high archway, while downstream, a flattened opening (8m) pierces a sheer rock f..

  • 7 Prehistoric Park Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rte de Banat F - 09400 Tarascon-sur-Ariège

    The park's main building houses the Grand Atelier, where visitors wearing infrared helmets follow an initiatory tour of the history of art since its origins. A reconstruction of the Dune des Pas gallery from the Clastres network at Niaux shows the po..

  • 8 St Just and St Pasteur Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. Armand-Gautier F - 11100 Narbonne

    The High Gothic choir was completed in 1332 but to continue it would have been necessary to demolish part of the ramparts, which at the time were still of use. Work stopped there and the cathedral is made up of a choir flanked by a cloister. The cloi..

  • 9 Archaeological Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Palais des Archevêques F - 11100 Narbonne

    The Archaeological Museum contains prehistoric artefacts and the first tools from the Bronze Age. There are reconstructions of Roman Narbonne through its institutions, daily and religious life and its myths. What makes the museum stand out, though, i..

  • 10 Cathar Corbières Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 11350 Tuchan

    The Cathar Corbières enjoyed a position as rampart, for many years, against the Visigoths, the Saracens and against Aragon and Spain once the region was annexed to the French royal estate between 1229 and 1258. Until the annexation of Roussillon to F..

  • 11 Notre Dame Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place d'Armes F - 12000 Rodez

    The current building was built in red sandstone from 1277. The impressive façade, with the allure of a fortress was originally a stronghold built in front of the city's perimeter wall. In 1510, a magnificent 87m high bell-tower was built to mark the ..

  • 12 Musée Fenaille Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    14 pl. Raynaldy F - 12000 Rodez

    Set up in two hotels - one from the 14C, and one from the 16C, This museum exhibits Prehistory collections, Gallo-Roman, Roman and Merovingian archaeology collections, collections of Sculptures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and collections..

  • 13 Abbatiale Sainte-Foy Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    F - 12320 Conques

    Most of this abbey church dates from the 12C, including the exceptional tympanum over the west door, which features no less than 124 figures carved out of yellow limestone representing the Last Judgement. It is best seen at sunset. The interior is eq..

  • 14 Lot Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 12190 Estaing

    Beyond Estaing, the River Lot flows into the Golinhac dam reservoir, before flowing on through narrow and picturesque gorges. Some 300m deep, they rarely exceed 1 500m across at the top of the sides. Rocky crests or points rise up out of slopes cover..

  • 15 Lot Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    av. de Saint-Pierre F - 12500 Espalion

    Leave Espalion on the west bank of the Lot. At St-Pierre, cross the bridge to the Church of St-Pierre-de-Bessuéjouls and admire its exceptional 11C Romanesque chapel. Continue on towards Estaing, stopping to enjoy its castle and picturesque streets, ..

  • 16 Vis Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 34190 Madières

    Beyond Madières, the River Vis runs between the high cliffs of the Blandas limestone plateau on the left and the steep slopes of the Séranne mountain on the right. Beyond Le Claux, the ruins of the Château de Castelas can still be seen clinging to a ..

  • 17 Bemberg Foundation Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    pl. d'Assézat F - 31000 Toulouse

    This collection gathered by Georges Bemberg is dedicated to the arts (paintings, sculptures, objets) from the Renaissance period up to the 20C. Venetian paintings, ( vedute by Canaletto), Flemish and Dutch paintings (Rogier Van der Weyden, Pieter de ..

  • 18 St Raymond Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    pl. St-Sernin F - 31000 Toulouse

    Roman sculpture is remarkably represented in this museum. It is situated at the former Saint-Raymond school. It was built in 1523 and later reconstructed by Viollet-le-Duc. At present, it has been magnificently restored. Holds numerous objets from th..

  • 19 Jacobin Convent Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    r. Lakanal F - 31000 Toulouse

    The convent of the Jacobites is one of the most significant examples of 14C monastic architecture in southern France: enormous church, cloister with small twin columns, Saint-Antonin chapel, delicate Gothic work, completely restored refectory and a 4..

  • 20 Museum of the Augustines Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    21 r. de Metz F - 31000 Toulouse

    Situated in the premises of an abandoned Southern-Gothic style convent, it harbours a collection of paintings and sculptures since early Christian times up to the present. Particularly, you can admire wonderful 12C Romanesque sculptures. which mainly..

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