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Where to go in the south of France?

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GallivantingWildebeest Fri 10-Mar-17 11:04:39

Went to Narbonne last year. have been to Carcassonne too. Can any suggest somewhere? Thinking about Montpellier/Toulouse...

Must be to the west, as we're driving to the Costa Brava afterwards. And must be near a town with a railway station, as we're taking the train there.

We like castles, nature, beaches, walks, nice views, but would like to be near a town with tourist attractions.

Looking for a gite with its own pool.


Ancienchateau Fri 10-Mar-17 14:19:27

Nimes is really nice.

vitaminC Fri 10-Mar-17 14:21:45

The Basque coast is lovely - Biarritz, StJean de Luz etc.

fulloffunreally Wed 15-Mar-17 19:36:36

You said West but I think you meant East.

Have a look at the Perpignan area, Argeles s mer, Coullioure. Fab area. Train station too.

mrswarthog Wed 15-Mar-17 19:43:47

Another vote for Argeles-Sur-Mer, Collioure etc. It's lovely & whilst busy, not overcrowded. We're going for the third summer in a row, it's a great base & only just over an hour from Barcelona/ Costa Brava.

phoolani Wed 15-Mar-17 19:44:49

I have to say Montpellier. I've been going there regularly for 20-odd years and I love it. Main line train station, east to get to nimes if you fancy a trip and the walks and villages around the area are gorgeous.

namechangingagainagain Fri 17-Mar-17 16:35:03

can I just jump on to placemark and ask where you went to/ if you enjoyed carcassonne?
I'm planning a possible summer road trip down to spain/ maybe near barcelona. we have a night or two to spend somewhere on the way down..... and we all like castles but struggling to find somewhere nice to suit a family of 6!

Glitteryfrog Wed 29-Mar-17 22:22:42

Argeles-Sur-Mer, Collioure etc. It's lovely & whilst busy, not overcrowded

We found a cool place called 'la franqui' which had a cool surfy/ kite surfy vibe.

tinytemper66 Sun 02-Apr-17 20:49:39

Aigues Mortes....lots of gites/houses for rent.
We went last year and have booked to go again this summer.

herwegoagain123 Tue 04-Apr-17 01:01:07

Argeles camping.

Heratnumber7 Tue 04-Apr-17 01:20:11

Toulouse is beautiful.
Advice a. Is it to Barcelona if your down that way, although it's not in France. Sagrada Familia is beautiful.

AmazingDisgrace Wed 05-Apr-17 15:30:47

Collioure is lovely, been several times now. We didn't love Argeles as much but if you're camping then thats got lots of big camp sites

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