The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Bayonne – a French city on the border between the Basque country and Gascony

Bayonne (fr. Bayonne) is a city in the Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in the south-west of France. The city location is between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees massive foothills, at the confluence the Niv (la Nive) and Adur (l’Adour) rivers. The city has over 50,000 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in the Pau department.

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Biarritz – King of beaches and beaches for kings

Biarritz (fr. Biarritz) – a luxury resort town belonging to the Atlantic Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the New Aquitaine Region in southwestern France. Its current Basque name is Biarritz (or Miarritze), and its current Gascon name is Biàrrits.

The name Biarritz probably comes from the berarr Basque root, replacing belharr, “grass” with the suffix -itz addition and …

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Lourdes – the second most important tourist center of France after Paris

LOURDES IS THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTER OF FRANCE AFTER PARIS AND THE THIRD MOST IMPORTANT AFTER THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF ROME AND THE HOLY LAND

Lourdes (French: Lourdes) is a French municipality located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of the Occitanie region.

Being the center of the Catholic pilgrimage since 1858, the city annually receives 6 …

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Talamanca city with narrow sloping streets, and well restored old houses, is situated on a hill at 552 m above sea level and in the middle of the Sierra de Rossinyol

Talamanca is a city (village), head of the municipality of the same name, in the Bages region. The town has narrow sloping streets, and well restored old houses. Situated on a hill at 552 m above sea level and in the middle of the Sierra de Rossinyol on the BV-1221 road from Terrassa to Navarcles.

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Castelnaudary – a French town that was a strategic point during the Crusade against the Cathars

Castelnaudary (fr. Castelnaudary) is a charming town in the county of Cathars, a French commune located in the Aude department in the Occitania region. The town’s location is between Toulouse and Carcassonne in the heart of Lauragais, in the historical and cultural region of the South-West of France called “Pays de Cocagne” or “Granary of …

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