Southwestern France

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Southwestern France is a region of sea and wine, with nice beaches over the Atlantic Ocean, as well as young, high mountains close to Spain.

Regions

Cities

Other destinations

  • Carcassonne - a charming old fortress town completely encircled by the city walls
  • Lourdes - centre for the mystical veneration of Mary, mother of Christ, probably the most-visited destination within the region with over 6 million visitors a year
  • Bagnères-de-Bigorre - picturesque spa town located mid-way between Lourdes and Tarbes at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains. Popular base for skiers (winter), cyclists and hikers (summer) and other outdoor sport enthusiasts.
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda - characteristic medieval town in the Dordogne department. Popular base to discover the thousand of castles, the rock paintings of Lascaux and the many troglodyte sites of the Dordogne and Vézère Valleys.

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Do

If you are an individual you take daily excursions departing from Toulouse and Bordeaux that head towards all the major sights of the regions: Small villages of the region, Albi, Carcassonne, Lourdes, Canal du Midi, Wine Tasting in Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, the Dordogne region, Biarritz and the Basque Country... The excursions take place on board 8 seater fully equipped minivans and are taken care of by professional driver guides. Languages include English and German. Visit the website Ophorus [1] Tel: +33 547 277 030. The company is also specialized in Pyrenees ski transfers as well as Canal du Midi transfers departing from Toulouse or Bordeaux and heading towards all major resorts.

Buy

Food and wines are a must.

Eat

The region -considered by many for having the richest food offer in France- is famous for duck meals (foie gras, magrets...) and other preparations.

Drink

Bordeaux wines!

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