Ode to Occitanie: The Most Beautiful Towns in Southwest France

Here’s my guide to the most beautiful towns in the Occitanie region of sunny southern France. It lies in the warm and sensuous southwest corner, a merger of the former regions of Languedoc Rousillon and the Midi-Pyrenees. Occitanie is a secret out of the way land of wine and wonder — chock full of art, … Read more

Top Attractions in Toulouse France, La Ville Rose

There’s not one great thing but many small, beautiful things that make our city and region special.” — Proprietor, N°5 Wine Bar, Toulouse Here’s my guide to visiting the beautiful and underrated city of Toulouse in southwest France. This Toulouse travel guide covers all the top attractions and best things to do and see in … Read more

Top Attractions In Carcassonne France, What To Do And See

Planning a visit to Carcassonne France? Here’s my guide to the top attractions and best things to do in the UNESCO-listed marvel. Carcassonne is a breathtaking city of stone with a spectacle of a 10th century medieval fortress. As I sojourned through southern France, I initially wasn’t quite sure if I’d even make it to … Read more

25+ Must Visit Landmarks and Monuments In Southern France

Planning a trip to southern France and wondering what to see and do? Here’s my guide to must visit landmarks and monuments in Southern France. This guide will particularly appeal to culture vultures and history buffs.  Southern France is a living history book. It’s sheer perfection and just packed with some of Europe’s best cultural … Read more

Hidden Gems in France: The Most Beautiful (Mostly) Secret Villages in France

Here’s my guide to visiting 30+ of France’s secret out-of-the-way towns, villages, and hidden gems, for the more discerning traveler. France is my favorite country in the world. Its small towns are so appealing and romantic — swathed in centuries old cobbled lanes, stone cottages and castles, and tumbling geraniums. You’ll be transported back in … Read more

The Best 10 Day Itinerary For Southern France

Planning a trip to southern France? Welcome to one of Europe’s most famously picturesque regions. It’s the perfect place to take a road trip. And my recommended 10 day itinerary takes you to the drop dead gorgeous regions of Occitanie and Provence.  This stunning road trip route is dense with amazing must see medieval villages, … Read more

Head in the Clouds in Spellcasting Cordes Sur Ciel

Here’s my guide to visiting the beautiful hidden gem town of Cordes-sur-Ciel in southwest France. It’s an easy day trip from nearby Toulouse. It was a languorous, sunny mid afternoon in the town of Albi, which sits charmingly on the banks of the Tarn River in southern France. Albi’s brimming with style, imposing brickish architecture, … Read more