PLACES TO WORK & PLAY
A FEW PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK, THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ITCH TO ROAM AROUND
iN A CIRCLE 50 MILES AROUND TOULOUSE
WE WANT ‘ MEDITERRANEAN WORK & PLAY’ TO FEEL LIKE A BESPOKE SUIT.
In the first phase, Our scouting grounds will be an area approximately 50 miles around Toulouse.
So say from Montauban to Albi down to Carcassonne looping over to Foix (down under Toulouse) and it goes back up to Auch (in Armagnac). Map on the right helps you picture this.
Note that 20 to 50 miles out of that 50 miles circle, Bordeaux is a short drive or train ride away. The Pyrenees mountains will please the avid snow and mountain hiking fans. Narbonne is your getaway to the Mediterranean sea. A 2 to 3 hour car or train ride takes you to Barcelona.
We hope to grow from this first circle (towards Catalonia in Spain and Northern Italy).
If your area of interest is different, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will let you know if we can make it happen.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Eating local will be the default option: cheese, jams, produce.
So is the case with wine: Gaillac, Fronton and a little further Cahors are in your backyard.
Lots of historic buildings and museums that celebrate masters of their craft and more recent creations.
Rivers to take, canals to the Mediterranean sea, water choices abound. Find mountains and hills to hike up and down or ski on the slopes.
a quick list of inspirations
Albi is a city of about 50 000 inhabitants which offers a rich architecture: a gothic cathedral (Sainte-Cécile – 13th, 16th centuries), an historic center, a colorful market.
Do not miss Toulouse-Lautrec museum (painter was born here in 1864) located in the “Palais de la Berbie” ( 13th century). After touring museum, step into its garden with full view of the river).
auch & Gascony
Auch is the capital of Gascony and an old Gallo-Roman city. Visit the Sainte-Marie Cathedral (15th-17th centuries) with stained-glass windows by Arnaud de Moles. Climb the 370 steps of Armagnac Tower (14th century).
Gascony is also known for its gastronomy (foie gras, duck confit, Armagnac and its cousin, Floc de Gascogne).
A major summer event is ‘Jazz a Marciac’.
Figeac is a small medieval town with the river Célé flowing through.
Famed Egyptologist Jean-François Champollion, decipherer of hieroglyphs was born here in 1790. A museum is devoted to his works and to the Egyptian culture.
The ground of the Place des Ecritures is covered with a huge replica of the Rosetta Stone sculpted by artist Joseph Kosuth .
(* Photo above from Tourist Office archive)