Itinerary 5: A Promenade Through The Pays d’Oc

  • Toulouse

    Toulouse

  • toulouse

    toulouse

  • Montpellier

    Montpellier

  • Montpellier-Battle of the year

    Montpellier-Battle of the year

  • Nimes

    Nimes

  • nimes

    nimes

Itinerary 5: A Promenade Through The Pays d’Oc

 

A land of contrasts, the Pays d’oc will never cease to surprise you with its mix of cultures and history. Located between the Mediterranean and Provence, Nîmes evokes the splendor of ancient Rome while, to the west, the city of Montpellier pairs charming medieval streets with modern architectural achievements. Toulouse, the "pink city," will not only impress you with its rich heritage, but will also add a colorful and festive note to your itinerary. En route for the southwest! 

          

 

 

              

 

 

Nîmes

 

 

 

Nîmes gained a significant heritage from the presence of the Romans. Among the most remarkable remains is the Maison Carrée, a wonderfully preserved Roman temple, the Tour Magne, and its majestic amphitheatre. Another unmissable sight is the “temple to modernity,” the Carré d’Art, which boasts a media library and contemporary art museum created by Lord Norman Foster. 

 

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Montpellier

 

 

 

Aglaea, Euphrosyne and Thalia. The Three Graces decorate the fountain of the same name that you can admire in the famous Place de la Comédie. A city of designers, discover the Saint Roch district and its workshop-boutiques. Christian Lacroix is designing two new tramway lines in 2012. Montpellier is also home to the oldest university of medicine still in use in Europe, as well as more than 70 private mansion courtyards.

 

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Toulouse

 

 

 

Toulouse, a city of contrasts with an exceptional heritage, has wonderful surprises in store for you. The majesty of the Capitole, private mansions including the Hôtel d’Assézat, brick and stone buildings including the St Sernin basilica or the “palm tree” and cloisters of the Jacobins, rich museum collections including the astonishing wall of skeletons at the Museum de Toulouse, plus cruises on the Garonne and Canal du Midi. As you go from site to site, prepare to be amazed! 

 

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