I cross the river through the Old Bridge to reach the Bastide Saint Louis area and visit the tiny Notre Dame de la Sante Chapel. Afterwards, I stroll and cross the entrance portico of the Jacobins.
A few meters away I see the Cathedral of Saint Michael, but I can not visit it because it is closed. I continue walking until I enter the Church of St. Vincent and climb its tower, from where I will say goodbye to this destination.
I begin to walk through the streets of Albi, enjoying the Castelnau Residence, the Maison du Vieil Alby, I enter to contemplate the Collegiate Church of Saint Salvy. I cross the New Bridge and somewhat hidden is the Sainte-Madeleine Church.
I return to the other side of the city, this time crossing the Old Bridge, climb a hill and “bump” into the Covered Market. It’s time to leave the city, but first I greet the Jean Francois Galaup de Laperous Statue and go around the Monument to the Dead.
I recommend going up and down its medieval streets, starting with the Grand Rue de l’Horloge, to end at the Porte de l’Horloge, crossing it, but not before looking to the side to discover the Stairs of the “Pater Noster”.
Are you looking forward to a getaway in France? If so, you don’t have to go far. The south of France has some really spectacular places; places that you can travel to in your own vehicle. Some of them are well known – but not to be avoided – and others you may be discovering for the first time. For inspiration, we have selected nine proposals. You’ll be sure to keep some of them!
The perfume and the impressive color of its lavender fields, which stretch to infinity, have placed the Valensole plateau in a place of honor on the lavender routes of Provence. Flowering begins in mid-June, so now is an excellent time for a getaway in the heart of nature.
In addition to getting lost among fields of purple and blue tones, you can stroll through the old town of Valensole, a delightful little Provençal village, and move to its surroundings, where it is possible to visit farms, producers and artisans who use lavender, wheat, honey and olive oil to make their products.
Route 5 days south of france
Are you thinking of doing a route in the south of France? It is an ideal area to make a route by car in France! We have made several routes by car in this area and it is full of beautiful places to see. Castles, important cities, charming villages and beautiful landscapes is what we find here! In this article we propose an example of a 5-day route through the south of France, we hope it will inspire you!
In case you have time to spare, you can also visit some of the places to see in the Costa Bermeja. Especially if you do this route in good time, you can enjoy its beaches and seabed, or simply do one of the available walking trails.
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Besides the car, you have the option of arriving by train from Barcelona to cities such as Narbonne, Montpellier, Carcassone or Toulouse thanks to the RENFE-SNCF connection that links the two territories and from there rent a car.
Otherwise, Colliure is a very nice fishing town with a rich seafood cuisine that was also the birthplace of Fauvism, an artistic movement of great importance in the twentieth century. I recommend its historic center of cobbled streets and the Royal Castle of Colliure, although its interior has no original rooms.
Narbonne has a relevant Roman and medieval heritage. The cathedral is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the south of France that was begun in 1272, but was never finished. To be complete it was necessary to demolish much of the wall that protected the city and the rulers refused.
Another must visit in Narbonne is the Via Domitia, the first Roman road that is exposed in front of the Archbishops’ Palace and that connected the Alps and the Pyrenees. More Roman legacy is found in the subway gallery of the Horreum and in the mosaics and frescoes in the Clos de la Lombarde.