Camino de Santiago

We are on the Camino de Santiago, on the path between Arles and Toulouse. Pilgrims from all over the world often stop at home and are happy to chat about their experience. Gwenaelle can also share in as she has started her walk to Santiago in Spain. We give special pilgrim prices and do the laundry too. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes...
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Airbus

30 minutes away from Maison Joséphine, take a guided tour on the industrial site of Airbus to discover the A380 and Concorde. The super jumbo will reveal its secrets  from the design stage through to the commercial service, and you will understand why Toulousians are so proud of their double-decker. The site is entirely dedicated to final assembly and flight preparations for the A380. It...
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Nailloux Fashion Village

Only 8 minutes from Maison Joséphine , try out the adventure of Nailloux Fashion Village. A village made of shops with at least a 30% discount all year round, set in a very pleasant area. 1800 free parking spaces Talk about it with Gwenaëlle, or her fashion victim daughters...
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Cathar Castles

The Château de Montségur is 1 hour away and is probably the best known of all Cathar Castles. It is famous as the last Cathar stronghold, which fell after a 10 month siege in 1244. A field below the hill-top castle is reputed to be the site where over 200 Cathars were burned alive, having refused to renounce their faith. A building on this site sheltered a community of Cathar women at the end...
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Revel, St. Ferreol, Soreze

Revel is 35 minutes away. The most notable physical feature of Revel is its central square, which is partially covered by a 14th century roof, supported by wooden pillars and topped by a distinctive bell-tower. Every Saturday morning, a market is held in the square and surrounding streets. Walking through the town, you feel you have landed in old traditional France, and you may want to stop and...
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Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is 2.7 km away ( 1.6 miles ). Rent our bikes to go to the Negra lock and cycle under the stately plane trees. The Canal du Midi, meaning canal of the two seas, is a 240 km (150 miles) long canal in Southern France. The canal connects the Garonne River to the Etang de Thau on the Mediterranean and along with the 193 km long  Canal de Garonne forms the Canal des Deux...
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Albi

Albi, 1 hour away, was built around the original cathedral and episcopal group of buildings. This historic area covers 63 hectares. Red brick and tiles are the main feature of most of the edifices. Among the buildings of the town is the Sainte Cecile Cathedral, a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is characterised by a strong contrast between...
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Carcassonne

Carcassonne is 40 minutes way. The Walled City of Carcassonne is known first and foremost as a fortified medieval town; but this rocky outcrop has been occupied by man since the 6th century B.C., first as a gaul settlement, then as a Roman town fitted with ramparts as early as the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. Read more ... On the western face of this primitive fortification rests the...
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Toulouse

Toulouse, 20 minutes away by car or 30 minutes by train from our home. Toulouse, France’s aeronautics and space exploration capital can today afford to look skywards: its history has given it a solid base from which it can move towards the future with confidence. Nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains that lie between it and Spain, the city known as “la Ville Rose” (due to the...
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