Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to live in, local food and drink specialities, and buying property in Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées

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Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées)

Home of Armagnac, Musketeers and some beautiful French châteaux, Gers is a wonderful place to buy a property

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This online cooking class run from Uzès in the south of France is a great travel alternative, Brigitte discovers

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Australian couple Philip and Janet Barnard-Brown moved to Château de la Fare in Gard after living in the UK for nearly 20 years, where Philip was senior coachman to the Queen

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From a cute €28,000 bolthole to a spacious €99,000 country house, these well presented properties in France offer great value for money

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Jessica Hammer runs Taste of Toulouse which offers tantalising food tours to help people discover the city’s rich culinary heritage and delicious produce

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Rip Hopkins and his French partner Pauline de La Boulaye bought a three-storey cottage in the fishing port of Mèze as a family holiday home, which they also rent out to guests

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