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Father and sons week away - where to stay?

by peter1n Online Now Feb 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Annual week together, this year we have chosen to fly to Toulouse and would like to stay somewhere pleasing that provides access to some good, non-strenuous walking and a couple of days out sight-seeing. We enjoy eating out particularly at midday (have car). Village/small town location with at least somewhere to have a glass or two would be ideal, or a rural spot within reach of. Self-catering accommodation sought preferably with internet and pool. 2-3 bedrooms to sleep four.

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    Re: Father and sons week away - where to stay?

    by Beausoleil Online Now Feb 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Hi. We have a tendency to stay in Collioure or nearby when in that area, but if you're flying into Toulouse, have you thought of driving up to the Dordogne? There is canoeing and hiking and it is just beautiful.

    If you want to be in the mountains, look at Ceret. It's a lovely town with a nice museum and easy access to the mountains and coast and plenty of restaurants. Foix is a busier and not-as-quaint town but there is the famous chateau and it's a fun town with nice restaurants and again, easy access to hiking in the mountains or along the river.

    Farther out is Alet-les-Bains on the Aude River. It's tiny but there is a marvelous old hotel attached to the ruined monastery and it's right on the river. The town is medieval magic and the area is wonderful for walking. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and in good weather you can sit out by the river.

    Type some of these places into the VT Search Window above and see what members have written about them. There will be photos, reviews, suggestions and external web links to help you plan.

    Enjoy your trip.

    We use Gites de France and VRBO for self-catering accommodation and have also used HomeAway. Here are the web sites: http://www.gites-de-france.com/ http://www.vrbo.com/ homeaway.co.uk/France/Midi-P...

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    Re: Father and sons week away - where to stay?

    by gwened Online Now Feb 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    great area its my wife's origins region on father side. and of course family is there. From Toulouse you will be at the transport hub for ther region. to move south towards the pyrenees you can go Muret for a town away from tourists and very original.


    if you go east, go to Lavaur, its the family origins town and I  have something on it the church

    in the same lineup you can go to Gaillac, great Albi, all with something above,and on destinations VT for tips byposters like us.

    i stay in family or small hotels,

    hotel Raymond IV train is 500 meters bus 100 parking underground 100 meters central to all in Toulouse. Which you can use as a base. All will have agreat places to eat see the page above, and VT. great wine area too, especially the Gaillac wines; too many to write all good.

    hope it helps your planning


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