Bastides in the Southwest of France, Episode 329

Water well and city square in the town of Castelnau de Montmiral: bastides in the southwest of France episodeThere are a lot of towns designated as bastides in the southwest of France. What does that mean? It's a beautiful rich history!

Exploring Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Episode 327

The town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, the Aveyron river and bridgeSaint-Antonin-Noble-Val is a large village in the southwest of France. It has a gorgeous medieval city center, some great stories and a lot to do nearby. Perfect for slow travel and for those who are hoping to get to know the heart of France.

The Charming Village of Bruniquel, Episode 325

The Chateau of BruniquelBruniquel is listed as one of France's most beautiful villages and is a great place to visit. Should you go? What do you need to plan on? What will you see?

Gaillac Wine Country, Episode 315

Rabastens and the Tarn: Gaillac Wine Country episodeOn this episode Elyse takes us on a lovely drive between Rabastens and L'Isle-sur-Tarn with stops along the way at several wineries. A great day-trip from Toulouse!

Castelnaudary, Cassoulet and Canal du Midi, Episode 300

Castelnaudary Basin on the Canal du MidiLooking for places you can visit as a day-trip from Toulouse? We loved our visit to Castelnaudary. It is the world capital of Cassoulet, but it's also so charming! It is also a great place to start looking at Cathar chateaux.

Lagrasse and Villerouge-Termenès, Episode 289

Famous bridge of Lagrasse: Lagrasse and Villerouge-Termenès EpisodeLagrasse and Villerouge-Termenès are two wonderful towns in the Aude department. We love the area for its Cathar history, its gastronomy and Corbières wines

Tips for a Visit to Rodez, Episode 246

Medieval house in Rodez, this one goes by the name of Maison d'ArmagnacDo you love Provence and the Dordogne? You should look at the area around the city of Rodez next. It's scenic and oh, so French!

Lautrec and Castres in the Tarn, Episode 241

Agout river going through Castres: Lautrec and Castres in the Tarn episodeOn this episode we take you on a day trip to the Tarn from Toulouse. We'll go to Lautrec, Castres and the Sidobre. Never heard of those places? We thought so! You are missing out!

8 Great Places to Visit in the Ariège, Episode 237

Pyrenees Mountains in the AriègeLooking for great places to visit in the South-West of France? Elyse has some great suggestions for you!

A Day-Trip to the Gers from Toulouse, Episode 235

rolling coutryside with large wheat field: day-trip to the Gers from Toulouse episodeReady for a trip to the "France profonde"? The Gers is one of the most "real" places you'll ever see in France. Listen to this episode and find out where exactly!