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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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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

Miglos castle (Château de Miglos) in French Ariege became one of the strongholds of the Roman Church during the war with the Cathars

On a hill 750 meters high, inaccessible from all sides except the south towards the village of Arkizat, there are the impressive ruins of the medieval castle of Château de Miglos guarding the valley of Vicdessos (vallée de Vicdessos) and protecting access to the valley of Miglos.

Today Vicdessos is a small village with 620 inhabitants …

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Castles and fortresses of the Pyrenees with Mathew Kristes

The castle of Lordat (le château de Lordat) is one of the oldest and largest feudal castles in the county of Foix

The castle of Lordat (le château de Lordat), located in the municipality of Lordat (Ariège department) is one of the oldest and largest feudal castles in the county of Foix. This is a classic example of Pyrenean medieval military architecture.

At the foot of the castle lies the village of Lordat (altitude about 900 m above …

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Foix – the most touristy city of Ariège (France)

Foix – the most touristy city of Ariège (France)

Foix is a city in which (2018) 9,721 people live. It is part of an agglomeration called Country Foix Varilhes (32,000 inhabitants), which, in turn, is part of the Ariège department, with a population of 160,000 inhabitants.

About 90,000 tourists visit the city annually.

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Our ski resort is a great place for freeride lovers, says the commercial director of the French ski resort Ax 3 Domaines, Jacques Murat Savassem

The commercial director of the ski resort Ax 3 Domaines – Ascou – Monts d’Olmes – Guzet, Jacques Murat Savasem, told all-andorra.com about the advantages of having a winter vacation in the Ariège-Pyrénées region of France:

“Ax 3 Domaines is a ski resort located in Ariege-Pyrenees, near the tiny French town of Ax-les-Thermes (about 60 km …

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The head of the government, Antoni Martí, met the prefect of Ariège, Chantal Mauchet, on her first visit to Andorra

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The head of the government, Antoni Martí, met the prefect of Ariège, Chantal Mauchet, on her first visit to Andorra this Wednesday. In the courtesy meeting, the head of the government and the prefect have commented on the issues of interest the two territories share.

The prefect of Ariège was accompanied by the diplomatic …

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The prehistoric park in the Ariège department celebrates its 25th anniversary and is full of activities

The second most visited tourist site in the Ariège department with around 60,000 visitors in 2017, the prehistoric park of Tarascon-sur-Ariège has begun in recent years its metamorphosis to offer scientific animations through discovery and fun. The exhibition of the Giants of The Ice Age, The Prehisto’loft or the Prehisto’night are and have been all …

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