There is an airbase in southern France, in the department of Les Landes, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, part of the historic province of Gascogne, close to the town of Dax. This is a military airfield, which is also used by civic clubs. You can also find the Ecole d’Application de l’ALAT flight school which provides …More
Sorde Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Sorde) is located in a small village of the same name (Sorde-l’Abbaye), located at the intersection of Landes and the Basque Country. It was built in the eleventh century, on the banks of the Gave d’Orlon.
The abbey consists of three architectural objects:
– The Abbey Church (L’abbatiale Saint Jean-Baptiste de Sorde), …More
Espéraza Dinosaur Museum – the First Dinosaur Museum in France
The Dinosaur Museum offers an opportunity to travel in time back to the origins of life on Earth nearly 3.5 billion years ago. The museum is interesting for all age categories.
The museum is located in one of the French regions where they discovered the …More
“The art of reading is the art of thinking with a little help”, – Émile Faguet
(“L’art de lire, c’est l’art de penser avec un peu d’aide”, – Émile Faguet)
Montolieu is a commune in Occitania (France), located 20 minutes northwest of Carcassonne and 45 minutes from Toulouse. The name comes from two words – …More
Arthous Abbey (formerly known as the Abbey of St. Mary of Arthous, Abbaye Sainte-Marie-d’Arthous in French) is an old monastery which was founded in 1167 in a deserted area bordering the Basque Country.
The abbey belongs to the Order of Premonstrats (this order is spirituality close to the order of the Augustinians, they are guided in …More
Pic du Midi (fr. Observatoire du Pic du Midi) was classified in 2003 as a national natural site due to its landscape’s beauty. Pic du Midi received the international star reserve status, the first in France on December 19th, 2013. Researchers and astronomers have been observing, deciphering, and photographing the sky and planets to the …More
St. Papoul Abbey (fr. L’Abbaye de Saint-Papoul) is the former Benedictine abbey located in Saint-Papoul, a few kilometers from Castelnaudary and Carcassone, in the Montagne foothills.
It is one of the nineteen gems of architecture and an important religious center of the Cathar country (Pays Cathare), which is a historical area in the South of France.
Niaux cave (fr. Grotte de Niaux) in Ariege (France, Eastern Pyrenees) is a masterpiece of Paleolithic art, one of the most beautiful caves open to the public.
Niaux cave did not cause much interest among scientists for many centuries. Few curious travelers came here from the 17th century onward as they did not even suspect that …More
Saint-Martin du Canigou Abbey (L’abbaye Saint-Martin du Canigou), Pyrenees (South of France, close to the Spanish border) celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 2009. The great Catalan family founded the abbey at the beginning of the 11th century; the abbey knew the times of both glory and defeat. Thanks to the courage and perseverance of many …More
Canigou (Fr. Canigou; Cat. Canigó) is the mountain located in the Pyrenees in the South of France, less than 50 kilometers from the sea. They considered it to be the highest mountain in the Pyrenees until the 18th century.
The highest point is 2784,66 m. The top of the mountain forms a quadrilateral, each side faces …More