Culture and Heritage

Do you like walking in beautiful villages, discovering the architectural, cultural and historical heritage of your vacation spot ? You like old stones, pretty churches, places steeped in history to explore... Cultural outings are your pleasure and on vacation in Toulouse and the Pyrénées , you want to see the 1001 castles, remains, medieval marvels ! For enthusiasts of various learning, the insatiable curious.

According to my cultural desires, offers you articles on towns, villages and bastides. We have explored for you major tourist sites, others more confidential, pearls to discover... Museums, interpretation centers... Nothing will escape you !

Travel back in time to the Castle of Laréole

Travel back in time to the Castle of Laréole
Travel back in time to the Castle of Laréole

Laréole

During your stay in Haute-Garonne, do not forget to stop at the Château de Laréole. Its exterior originality makes it one of the flagship sites of the department. The centuries have followed one ...

Castelnau-d’Estrétefonds: discovery of the heritage of this pretty village

Castelnau-d’Estrétefonds: discovery of the heritage of this pretty village
Castelnau-d’Estrétefonds: discovery of the her ...

Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds

Located about twenty kilometers from Toulouse, as the crow flies, the village of Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds smells of Occitania. And not only thanks to its proximity to "the pink city", but also by ...

Camon, a medieval fortified village in the heart of the Cathar Country

Camon, a medieval fortified village in the heart of the Cathar Country
Camon, a medieval fortified village in the hea ...

Camon

Steeped in history and full of charm, the Ariège villages are always the promise of great discoveries. Perched at the top of a hill in an abundant natural setting, the village of Camon well ...

Bastide de Grenade: a new medieval town

Bastide de Grenade: a new medieval town
Bastide de Grenade: a new medieval town

Grenade

While you are in Haute-Garonne, stop in Granada to discover the unique bastide built in Hauts Tolosans. This place, steeped in history, is a must-see! As you stroll through the alleys, you will ...

Les Forges de Pyrène: a journey through time to discover the old trades

Les Forges de Pyrène: a journey through time to discover the old trades
Les Forges de Pyrène: a journey through time t ...

Montgailhard

Before the industrial age, everyday objects depended on the talent and ingenuity of craftsmen. This know-how passed down from generation to generation has left in Ariège a magnificent heritage ...

The fantastic and wonderful universe of the Pamiers Magic Museum

The fantastic and wonderful universe of the Pamiers Magic Museum
The fantastic and wonderful universe of the Pa ...

Pamiers

In Ariège, at the foot of the first foothills of the Pyrenees, the town of Pamiers has some wonderful surprises in store for visitors looking for something unusual. In the heart of the city ...

The castles of the Hautes-Pyrénées

The castles of the Hautes-Pyrénées
The castles of the Hautes-Pyrénées

Lourdes

If you are a lover of old stones or just curious, the Hautes-Pyrénées has a rich past to tell you. There is no doubt that you will be impressed by these monumental buildings, still proudly ...

Stroll on Lake Estaing: immersion in pastoral lands

Stroll on Lake Estaing: immersion in pastoral lands
Stroll on Lake Estaing: immersion in pastoral  ...

Estaing

At the gates of the Pyrenees National Park, the Val d'Azun is an authentic and unspoiled place where you breathe fresh air at the top of your lungs and where you can gaze far beyond the horizon. ...

The Gouffre d'Esparros, a fabulous underground crystal garden

The Gouffre d'Esparros, a fabulous underground crystal garden
The Gouffre d'Esparros, a fabulous underground ...

The nature of the Pyrenees is incredibly beautiful and never ceases to surprise us throughout our discoveries. The valley of the Baronnies , a small limestone region in the piedmont of the central ...

Wool from the Pyrenees : production and secrets of Maison Lafond

Wool from the Pyrenees : production and secrets of Maison Lafond
Wool from the Pyrenees : production and secret ...

Esquièze-Sère

What better season than winter to immerse yourself in wool - or more exactly to go behind the scenes of wool manufacturing , from sheep to sweater! In Esquièze-Sère , a village in the ...

The Mounaques, these funny Campan dolls

The Mounaques, these funny Campan dolls
The Mounaques, these funny Campan dolls

Campan

In the heart of the central Pyrenees, Campan is a small rural village of ordinary appearance, nestled in an abundant natural setting between the high peaks of the Col du Tourmalet and the Col ...

Discover the castles less than 30 minutes from Toulouse

Discover the castles less than 30 minutes from Toulouse
Discover the castles less than 30 minutes from ...

Merville

If Toulouse is now classified as a “ City of Art and History ”, it is thanks to its rich heritage, especially Renaissance . But the Garonne and the pastel trade allowed the construction of ...

Space & aeronautics museums tours in Toulouse

Space & aeronautics museums tours in Toulouse
Space & aeronautics museums tours in Toulouse

Toulouse

From the First World War , Toulouse developed an aviation industry. In 1917, the adventure began with the Latécoère planes . In 1927, Saint-Exupéry and Mermoz brought it its letters of ...

24h in Lourdes: discover the sacred city at the foot of the Pyrenees

24h in Lourdes: discover the sacred city at the foot of the Pyrenees
24h in Lourdes: discover the sacred city at th ...

Lourdes

In the four corners of the planet are mystical places that exude an intense spirituality . On the Gave de Pau, at the foot of the Pyrenees , Lourdes is a center of Christian pilgrimage famous ...