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
The Canalettes Caves are several grottoes located in the heart of the Catalan Regional Park in the Eastern Pyrenees. There are La Grotte de Fuilla, La Grotte des Canalettes, La Grotte des Grandes Canalettes, La Cova Bastera, and La Grotte de Villefranche.
Grandes Canalettes is the biggest grotto. These caves excursions are like a trip to …More
Eus village (fr. Eus) is the commune of the Eastern Pyrenees, included in the list of the most beautiful French villages. It is located between the Conflent valley and the Canigo Mountain.
The village’s distinctive feature is that it is the sunniest village in France. It holds the record for having the most sunny days per year …More
The Museum of Machine Dolls (le musée des Automates): a laboratory of magic. Limoux, France.
“We are glad to welcome you in the secret realm of magic, where our characters come to life …”, says Judith Moran, daughter of Jean-Jacques Ausch and Martina Moran, a family in love with the creation of all these unique machine …More
The Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret paper mill is located in Brousses, near Carcassonne. This is one of the last paper mini-mills in Europe, combining manual paper production with the organization of workshops and excursions for children and adults.
As you know, until the second half of the 19th century, paper production in …More
There is a fortified Saint-Hilaire Benedictine Abbey (fr. Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire) in Saint-Hilaire (department of Aude, France) that is just a 15-minute drive from the medieval city of Carcassonne in the heart of the Cathar country among the vineyards. The Saint-Hilaire Abbey has stepped over 10 centuries of history…
The abbey was built on …More
Castillon lake (fr. Lac de Castillon) is a reservoir in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. At an elevation of 880 m, the lake’s surface area is 5 km². The Castillon dam holds 150,000,000 m3 (5.3×109 cu ft) of water.
Lake Castillon is the first artificial lake to be built along the Verdon. 8km in length, it stretches from Castellane …More
Romanesque-Lombard church consecrated by Bishop Eribau d’Urgell around 1040. Cataloged as a Cultural Heritage of National Interest in 1949. In 1978 it was restored and opened for visitors.
Coordinates: 41°51′14.41″N 02°13′28.05″EMore
Calmont (fr. Calmont) is a commune located in the Haute-Garonne department of the Occitania region, which was formed because of the two French regions, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénée. The town is located on Hers river and it borders the Ariege department.
The town’s name most likely comes from the Latin words ‘mons’ (mountain) and ‘calvus’ (bald) and …More