Gaillac (81,Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its annual wine fair (Fete des Vins) 6-7 August 2011. Situated between Toulouse and Albi, the wines of this region tend to be a variation on the Languedoc style.
Between the wine-producing areas of Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon, the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées vineyards have succeeded in perpetuating their wine-growing vocation across a
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The town of Albi (81 Tarn et Garonne, Midi Pyrenees) holds its annual Carnival celebration from 20 – 28 February 2010.
Albi is perhapes best known for its pink brick Cathedral, the Toulouse Lautrec museum and the birthplace of the Albigensian Crusades which led to the Cathar heresy and battles.
However for a week in
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Our ocassional series of articles using local knowledge to help you get the best out of a visit to different parts of France.
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The Segala is a rural area comprising part of the south Aveyron and northern Tarn departments.
The Segala is an old provencal region also known as the Land
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The Gaillac AOC appellation celebrates the local wines over 3 days (8–10 August 2008) in the town of Gaillac (81 Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees) Famous for its wines made from local grape varieties such as Mauzac and L’En de l’El, a wide range of wines styles is produced from dry to sweet, white, rose, red, still. sparkling
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Another of those books that leaves you yearning for the gentle pleasures of southern France, this one combines the story of setting up a classy B&B in the Tarn département and 100 recipes based on the food of the area. This is the land of Gaillac wines, Albi and the Tarn Valley on the
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Lautrec (81 Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its Festival to celebrate the connection between windmills and bread (Fete du Four au Moulin).
includes a demonstration of milling the flour in the traditional manner (wind permitting!)
- plus a Marché de Terroir (farmers market) – lots of different breads to try, music,dancing.
The village also famous for
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In this mosaic of very different terroirs, the Gaillac vineyard is situated 50 km east of Toulouse, in the direction of Albi, in the Tarn departement. The vineyard stretches over both sides of the Tarn and to the north up to the medieval town of Cordes. An ancient vineyard it hosts some very individual grape
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