LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN OCCITANIE
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Traveling to Occitanie means discovering a breathtaking natural landscape of forests, gorges, causses, and an exceptional heritage built by humans with the desire to exchange, to communicate and to protect oneself, but also to assert a power. Our tailor-made luxury holidays unveil in depth the puissance of Occitanie’s sites, the beauty of its landscapes and the men and women who bring them to life.
Exploration of the numerous Roman testimonies among the most beautiful of the ancient world; Route through the Têt valley to Spain, in the footsteps of the artists who created Baroque masterpieces; Hot air balloon over the gorges of the Aveyron or the jewels of French heritage around Rocamadour, our Travel Experts have dug deep in the region to share with you our favorite spots and are at your disposal to help you whether you wish to spot the Venetian ambience of Castres from the Tarn, climb the giant of the French Pyrenees, the Vignemale, to the Brèche de Roland, a natural border with Spain or simply enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain range from the Pyrénées Orientales to the Pyrénées Atlantiques.
Take the measure of the excessiveness of the Romans in Nîmes, in one of the best-preserved amphitheatres of the ancient world, built at the end of the 1st century AD, and very close to the Colosseum in Rome; Visit one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in France, the very first installations dating back to the 6th century BC, long before the colonization of La Gaulle by the Romans in the Hérault; Fly over the royal fortresses with their incredible architecture, perched on a limestone peak, in the middle of the Cathar Country rugged mountains; Live an unforgettable experience by climbing to the top of Mont Canigou, the sacred mountain of the Catalans which dominates the Eastern Pyrenees; Enter the history of men on exceptional sites in Minerve, planted in the middle of an ocean of rocks and scrubland or Conques which was one of the most important centers of spirituality in the West; Taste the wines of the oldest vines planted by the Romans; Refresh yourself in the Brian gorges, in a grandiose and unspoiled natural setting, in the heart of the Languedoc Natural Park.
In Midi-Pyrénées, enter the fascinating history of the men who built marvelous and countless bastides – these new towns erected at the end of the Middle Ages by local lords or by ecclesiastics; Cross the Larzac, the largest limestone plateau in France, with dry meadows, breeding areas protected by shepherds who lead their sheep, before reaching the confines of Aveyron, 300 m above the gorges of the Truyère, in the feudal castle of Valon, built like an eagle’s nest; Let a passionate historian tell you the story of Rocamadour, the village of miracles attached to the rock since the 12th century and one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Christendom at that time. Spend time to the heart of Armagnac, the oldest french eau-de-vie, to admire the treasures let by the great merchant families before visiting some of the reputed family cellars and tasting old Armagnac; Take the most beautiful hiking routes to the Néouvielle nature reserve, the very first created in France, and its myriads of deep-colored lakes, to Vignemale, the roof of the French Pyrenees or the Brèche de Roland which overlooks the cirque de Gavarnie, a legendary classic known around the world for its UNESCO World Heritage status.
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in Occitanie.
A PEACEFUL ESCAPE TO THE CEVENNES NATURAL PARK & UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Hiking or on an electric bike, discover the isolated side of the Causses, the Cévennes and the Gorges du Tarn’s grandiose panoramas. Experience cultures and landscapes of a territory which is above all a family destination listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
MUST SEE & DO
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Occitanie.
Discover the exceptional site of Saint-Martin du Canigou abbey
Take a vertiginous road to the Saint-Martin du Canigou abbey, a masterpiece of Romanesque art built around the year 1000. It is one of the most amazing spiritual sites in the region, perched on a side of Mont Canigou, at an altitude of 1100 m.
Take a boat trip on the Agout River
These polychrome mansions bordering the river are the emblem of the city. These are the old workshops and houses of clothiers, weavers, dyers, tanners. These activities have made all the splendor of Castres from the medieval period to the modern period. Each house has a different color and is reflected in the water of the Agout.
Fly over the citadels of vertigo in the Cathar country
These are incredible building prowess from the Middle Ages, commanded by the King of France in the 13th century, to build a line of protection against the Kingdom of Aragon in Spain. This gave birth to a chain of castles that form a border: Peyrepertuse, one of the largest fortresses ever built in the Middle Ages, Queribus the most famous, Aguilar, Puylaurens …