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Southwest of France with Children Trip Report, Episode 114

Southwest of France with Children

Southwest of France Jennifer Ditchburn

Jennifer Ditchburn visited the southwest of France with her husband and children in June 2016 and she comes on the show today to share some of the highlights of their experience. Jennifer is the Editor in Chief of a magazine called Policy Options in Canada, she speaks beautiful French and has visited France on several occasions. But, this is her first time in France with her children, so they selected child-friendly activities. Because we recorded this episode the day the results of the Brexit were announced and because Jennifer is a political junkie, we discuss this news event at the beginning of the show as well.

Hotels Recommended in this Episode

People often ask me to recommend a hotel in Toulouse, and it’s hard for me to answer because in Toulouse I sleep in my own bed! I recommended the  Novotel Compans Caffarelli to Jennifer and her family because it’s close to everything at a reasonable price and has a good reputation. Jennifer and family liked it very much. I would also recommend you look at the Mercure Compans Caffarelli because that’s where Airbus sends a lot of business visitors and they all seem happy with it.


Places Mentioned in this Episode

Montpellier, Plage de l’Espiguette, Arriège, Foix, Sète, Toulouse, Niaux, Paris.

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Cave Paintings in France around Foix, Episode 48

Cave paintings in Niaux near FoixCave Paintings in France around Foix

Today we talk about cave paintings in France near the city of Foix. So much history there, going all the way back to 15,000 years ago! And just to get warmed up, we begin with the famous tongue twister: “Il était une fois, dans la ville de Foix, un marchand de foie, qui vendait du foie dans la ville de Foix. Il se dit “Ma foi, c’est la première foi, et la dernière foi, que je vends du foie dans la ville de Foix.” Can you say it? Don’t worry, it’s not required for you to go visit Foix and the cave painting sites nearby. And unlike Lascaux, the actual cave in Niaux is open to the public and you visit with a flashlight! Enjoy the show and Happy New Year!

Foix, Niaux cave, Gabriel Fauré, the Parc de la Préhistoire, La Vache cave, the Labouiche underground river, the cave of Bedeilhac, the thermal stations of Ussat-les-bains and Aulus-les-bains , Les Forges du Pyrène, Ariège

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