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The department of the Haute-Garonne is part of the midi-pyrenees region and is situated halfway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This department in south-west France has the triple benefit of Toulouse on its doorstep, a diversified rural landscape and the mountains of the Pyrenees centrals, providing direct access to Spain. With its incomparable diversity, the Haute-Garonne has it all! Here, the tranquil valleys and lush hill-sides covered with vineyards and orchards stand alongside majestic peaks, lakes nestling at the foot of step slopes and deep forests. Everywhere you look, brightly-coloured fields and bustling villages abound. The Haute-Garonne is a delightful mix of landscapes and atmosphere, providing the ideal setting for a holiday in the country. Why not stroll in the shade of the plane trees lining the Canal du Midi or follow the paths which wind their way across the fields of wheat and sunflowers in the Lauraguais. Or perhaps you might prefer more leisure pursuits shopping under the arcades of the region’s lively outdoor markets where every stall is a pleasure for the palate and the ear, with the ring of local accents ever present. 6 REGIONS WITHIN A SINGLE DEPARTMENT
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Fronton The area around the town of Fronton is a succession of pebbly terraces stretching north to south. Because of its sheltered climate, vineyards and orchards have been a typical feature of the Frontonnais landscape since the 12th century. This land of hills , terraces, forests and rivers is also the setting for a number of traditional celebrations including harvest and gastronomic festivals. Wines of Fronton: red 80% and rosé 20%, are soft, refined and fruity. They express some powerful aromas whose origins stem from a very old original grape varietal (Négrette) unique to this region. More than 30 châteaux. Fronton useful 6500 people, 28 km from International Airport (Toulouse Blagnac) . 30 km from the capital of the Haute-Garonne dpt :Toulouse. ( bus & metro to center )
22 km from the capital of the Tarn et Garonne dpt, Montauban in the land of dovecots and bastides ( fortified towns, its historic centre, the Ingres museum …) Riding-school, shops, restaurants, cafés, typical outdoor market on Thursday morning, church of the 12th century, farms, countryside, tourism office, visit cellar…. All you need for a succeeded stay
Le Pays Toulousain Further to the north brings visitors into the Pays Toulousain, which includes the « ville rose » (pink city) of Toulouse itself and extensive swathes of countryside. Although it is an important region for the growing of crops, it also contains thick forests and red-brick farmhouses to remind us that we are on the doorstep of Toulouse, the Occitan capital with an infinite historical, cultural and architectural heritage. The Pays Toulousain is the perfect setting for holidays combining the sites and scenery of tranquil valleys and plains with the cultural splendors of the big city. Toulouse, French capital of the aeronautic and space. From the pionners, Mermoz, Saint-Exupéry to the huge factory “AIRBUS Industrie” that you can visit. The “Cité de l’Espace” : from the Terradome to the exhibition hall, via the Mir space station, a full size Ariane 5 rocket and the Planetarium : a wonderful world full of leisure and learning activities. To this scientific and economic dynamism, can be added the young people filling the universities. Toulouse, the second largest university city, resembles a beehive where talent and knowledge are the guarantee for a modernity which surprises, astonishes, and inspires. Here we don’t speak-we sing. Here we aren’t just down, we’re melancholy. Here, we don’t eat, we savour. Here we always have time and we’re always fifteen minutes late. Here time is immutable. Here we’re rich with nothing and everything at the same time. In Toulouse, time is golden, the walls are of bricks, and the men and women have spirit. A real treasure !
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