Tag Archives: Tarn

Dreaming of The Tarn

When my colleague headed off to The Tarn in Midi-Pyrénées, France, with a media group, I decided to revisit the highlights of my own visit last year. First up, Cordes-sur-Ciel – the medieval bastide that is located so high up, on … Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

I like nothing better than people watching and this family intrigued not only me but EVERYONE who was walking around Cordes-Sur-Ciel in the Tarn Department of Midi-Pyrénées, France, in July 2012.  Everyone stopped with them and stood staring too! What … Continue reading

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On top of the world in Cordes-sur-Ciel

When invited to visit a city in the clouds in the Tarn department of Midi-Pyrénées, it was as if my childhood fantasies were revisited – a medieval stronghold or bastide so high up, on occasion, it is hidden from view among … Continue reading

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An Englishman Abroad: Simon Scott

At the time of visiting Le Bistrot Saveur in the town of Castres in Midi-Pyrénées’ Tarn Department this summer, Chef Simon Scott was the only English chef in France to have been awarded a Michelin star (given in 2009) and … Continue reading

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Puppet on a string ….

I do love a little eccentricity when I travel and this young fellow just made me laugh.  This  travelling “Toulouse-Lautrec” – seen at the historic, half timbered Hotel Renaissance, in Castres in the Tarn part of Midi-Pyrénées, is a priceless gem and so … Continue reading

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Painter by Name, Painter by Nature!

Colin Painter is a British artist who has lived in the Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, for a number of years.  I suspect with a name like his, his career choice was made for him at birth! If you are in the area around … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place

How can you resist an invitation to view a rock shaped like a hen?  So began a visit to the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc, the largest granite plateau in Europe in Sidobre in the department … Continue reading

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An artist’s progress in the Midi-Pyrénées

As a fine artist who is inspired by looking at other artwork, imagine the pleasure I took on a recent visit to The Tarn and Averyon areas of Midi-Pyrénées, France.  I was spoilt.  I admit it – taken around some of the finest … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées

Knowledge of an area sometimes does not prepare you for its staggering and unexpected beauty. Thus it was so, for me, with Albi, a medieval town within the Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees. (Flydrive to Toulouse from the UK with easyJet and smooth … Continue reading

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The view from my hotel: Albi, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Flying into Toulouse recently (direct flights with easyJet from the UK to Toulouse-Blagnac), my mission, to find out more about the Tarn area of Midi-Pyrenees, I have completely fallen for the medieval city of Albi.  How could you not do … Continue reading

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