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Narbonne – Beyond the Sea

I love a good surprise and every so often, I’m caught off-balance by the original approach communities take when presenting themselves to the world. This is the kind of suspense I live for — a bolt from the blue reminder that deep travel offers so much more than the same-old-same-old snooze-fest of someone else’s idea…

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10 Reasons to Visit Languedoc

Draped along France’s Mediterranean coastline, from the Pyrénées in the west to the Cévennes mountains in the east, Languedoc offers a hugely diverse mix of terrain, culture, plantlife and wildlife… SUNSHINE And lots of it! The region’s climate is largely Mediterranean with hot dry summers, rainy winters, and moderate springs and autumns. After Corsica, it’s the hottest region in France, with…

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Carcassonne: Le Domaine d’Auriac review

This family-run country house hotel – set in a 19th-century building in almost 100 acres of grounds – oozes grandeur without a hint of stuffiness. Staying here feels almost like visiting a benevolent rich relative’s home – except with a golf course and Michelin-starred restaurant on site too. Read more…