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Languedoc and Occitania: their history and major tourist attractions

Languedoc and Occitania: their history and major tourist attractions

Languedoc (French version – Languedoc, Occitan version – Lengadòc) is the so-called “historical” region in the south of France. The population of this region traditionally did not speak French, but Occitan. Languedoc is part of Occitania, the center of which, in turn, is the city …

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Isturitz and Oxocelhaya Caves – a “Geological Miracle” in the heart of the Basque Country

Isturitz and Oxocelhaya Caves – a “Geological Miracle” in the Heart of the Basque Country

The exact location of the caves is in the municipalities of Isturitz and Saint Martin d’Arberou, on the Gaztelu hill. This place is called the “prehistoric universe” and a “geological miracle”. Why?

Isturitz Cave (fr. la grotte d’Isturitz)

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Costa Brava resorts

Spanish Mediterranean beaches. Costa Brava

Costa Brava is a wide strip of the Mediterranean coast that geographically occupies the north of Spain.

Costa Brava is located in the northeast of Catalonia (province of Girona), which is part of the Spanish Kingdom. Costa Brava stretches 210 km from the French border to the Blanes resort town.

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Bishops’ Palace in Saint-Lizier

Bishops’ Palace in Saint-Lizier (fr. Palais des Evêques)

The Bishop’s Palace in Saint-Lizier is currently a departmental museum of Ariège with archaeological artifacts, a variety of objects and paintings from the region, as well as various temporary exhibitions.

Working hours:

From 10:00 to 18:30: from July to September 15
From 14:00 to 18:00: for other periods
Closed on Monday

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The magic of the Lombrives. The stunning Lombrives caves are the widest in Europe

Lombrives cave is located in Ornolac-Ussat-les-Bains, at the eastern edge of the Pyrénées Ariégeoises Natural Regional Park, Ariège, southwestern France (N20 road from Andorra to Foix, about 1 hour by car from Andorra).

The magic of the Lombrives. The stunning Lombrives caves are the widest in Europe. You can choose from several routes, lasting between one and …

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Roman arches. Arch de Bera (20 km north of Tarragona). Approximate age: 1-2 century AD

Roman arches. Arch de Bera (20 km north of Tarragona). Approximate age: 1-2 century AD

Arch de Bera (L’Arc de Berà) is an object of classical Roman architecture, located on the Via Augusta road, about 20 km northeast of Tarragona (now the N-340 highway). It is assumed that the construction began in accordance with the testamentary …

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