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Richard Prime
I live in the foothills of the Pyrenees south of Toulouse. I run a holiday business, develop my own properties & Web presence. France, Food & Mountain enthusiast.
I live in the foothills of the Pyrenees south of Toulouse. I run a holiday business, develop my own properties & Web presence. France, Food & Mountain enthusiast.
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Follow my thoughts, ideas & photos through my new Pyrenees Blog. #pyrenees #france #travel #adventure #blog  

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A perfect base for exploring the French Pyrenees & Toulouse.  Only 1.5 hours from Carcassonne airport.  http://www.pyrenees.site/
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The rolling foothills of the #Pyrenees south of Toulouse are reminiscent of Tuscany yet set with the magnificent backdrop of a spectacular mountain range.  Full of history and diverse culture, a blend of colour & tastes that reflects the many tides of change that have swept over the region through the centuries; a delightful and very different travel experience awaits.

Check out our new updated website!
http://pyrenees.site/index.html

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This video attempts to give you a flavour of the magic & mystery of the Ariege-Pyrenees, France. If it inspires you, check out our website: http://www.pyrenees-travel-information.com

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Searching for an alternative to the Alps? The Pyrenees are cheaper & quieter but provide equal adventure & fun.  Only 4 hours from Barcelona and with many budget flights to Toulouse, the Ariege Pyrenees are accessible and offer a wide variety of activities, vivid culture & fascinating history.

http://pyrenees.site/index.html
 
DISCOVER THE ARIEGE-PYRENEES:

Since the last Ice Age, the Pyrenees, the Languedoc region and the Ariege have provided a haven for mankind and wildlife alike.  A rugged wilderness that has proved hard to harness & tame, nevertheless it has always provided nourishment and shelter.  The Romans recognised its strategic value; 10,000 souls lived at Lugdunum, now even more famous as 'Saint Bertand de Comminges'.   In the 12th Century, the independent, free-spirited will of the region allowed the Cathar faith to flourish in peaceful co-existence until the Catholic church & the King of France intervened with devastating effect.  Toulouse itself was the early medieval 'capital of tolerance' & defeated many Crusader siege attempts only to finally to succumb to France & the Church through political intrigue & Royal marriage.
In more recent times the local population has continued to welcome and help those seeking refuge; many lost their lives guiding Allied airman and others desperate to escape the Nazis over the Pyrenees to the relative safety of Spain & Andorra.  Many students from the late 1960's found peace in the Ariege; they remain here to this day.
Although there has been many difficult, opressive periods over the last millennium, it is the natural accepting openness & stubborn principles of the region, and the Ariege in particular, that still endures.  Join in their culture, history and traditions and there is no warmer place to be.

Allez! Discover the Pyrenees with Us!

We have lived & worked in the Ariege-Pyrenees since 2006. We have wide-ranging experience & local knowledge.  We provide you with a full guide to walking, wildlife, all the very best restaurants, local produce markets, dramatic castles, exciting attractions.  Recommendations are based entirely on our own experience.
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Taken on our local walk yesterday.  Not sure if it is a Dragonfly or a Butterfly? Just know it is an amazing example of the complexity & beauty of the Natural World!  They even fly like a Raptor fighter jet. #mybeautifulearth   #earthday  
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