The Basque Country (Baskonia or Euskadi) is a large and economically developed Autonomous Community in northern Spain, and perhaps the most mysterious of all the Spanish regions. The Basque people’s landscape, climate, character, language, and mentality are not very similar to the typical Spanish ones. There is a lot of greenery, it often rains and …More
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
Bellocq Castle – ruins that have been a Historical Monument since 1997
Bellocq Castle (fr. Le château de Bellocq) is located in the eponymous town of the French Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) department. Bellocq was located on the border of Guyenne, which belonged to England in the 13th century. Gaston VII de Béarn built a castle on …More
Montreal Castle (fr. Le château de Montréal), also known as Château d’Orthe, is located in Peyrehorade, in the French department of Landes. The castle is an object of historical heritage, according to the decree of June 15th, 2012.
The castle is a building in the Louis XIV style – the former Viscounts of Orth’s (Orthe) residence. …More
Sant Esteve d´Andorra la Vella church. Ink drawing by Joan MañéMore
Arques Castle (fr. Le château d’Arques or Arcas in Occitan) is an ancient fortified building of the late thirteenth century, which is located in the city of the same name, southeast of Carcassonne in the Aude department (Occitania). It is one of the Cathar country castles.
The castle location is on a hill in an isolated …More
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.
“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
Mauvaisin Castle is a small, fully restored 18th-century castle with a capacity of 15 people. The castle can be a venue for weddings, private parties, small seminars, or used as art studios.The castle is located in a park surrounded by century-old trees.
The castle is a 35-minute drive from Toulouse, in the small village of Lauragais, …More