The Best of the Sud de France

In the south of France, Provence often steals the spotlight. But just next door, the Languedoc-Roussillon region is a sun-drenched destination of beaches, vineyards, national parks and impressive cultural sites. The geographic diversity is stunning here; you could be hiking the mountains in the morning, horseback riding through vineyards in the afternoon, then sipping an…

Our Cathar castles…

The Medieval period, or more accurately the ‘High-Medieval Period (1000-1300AD) is probably the most interesting in Languedoc’s history – one alive with gory dramas, religious fervour and constantly shifting power-bases. Read more…

Cassoulet recipe

The hearty, meat-studded dish from southwestern France known as cassoulet may be the ultimate one-pot meal. A slow-simmered mix of beans, pork sausages, pork shoulder, pancetta, and duck, the cassoulet takes its name from the earthenware cassole in which it is traditionally made. The crisped bread crumb crust atop this version contrasts appealingly with the…

Tapenade recipe

Here is a good recipe typical of southern France and the Mediterranean area, quite easy to do and whose result is always popular for aperitifs with friends! It is made of classic Mediterranean ingredients, olives, capers and anchovies, which are combined to make this flavoursome dip. 300 grams of black olives, preferably (but it can…

In the caves of the Aude

Aude conceals in its depths, secret wonders, that only experienced cavers can enjoy. Does this mean that this both fascinating and fragile world is reserved for the privileged few? No, of course! Discovering the wonders of Aude’s undergrounds and experiencing the emotions and pleasures of the caver is possible through guided tours in accessible caves.…