Bordeaux Theatre

Cities in the south west France: history, tourist sites, activities.

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Roquetaillage Castle

Six suggestions of where to travel in the south west of France.

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French Southwest Gastronomy

Traditional dish recipes from southwest part of France.

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Less Known Things about France

France in facts and figures! Interesting less known facts about France

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A Travel Guide to the Southwest of France


UNESCO Listed Sites in Southwest FranceThere are over 40 UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in the Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Rouissillon regions of south west France including the landmarks members of "Pilgrimage Routes of Santiago de Compostela", the "Vauban Network of Fortifications" and the "Canal du Midi" groups.

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Current Month Events

Current Month Events in the Southwest FranceWe have gathered more than 400 events and interesting activities to do while visiting the south west of France. No matter the month of the year there is something going on! Some of the activities are entrance free. Check them out by their host city or for the current month events click below...

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France Tour Suggestions

lost in FranceAt Southwest Story we are passionate about France, its charming south west regions and their history. On our site we want not only to share with you the beauty of this part of France but also to provide you with a guide of where to travel in the south west France.

One of our goals is to propose our readers 8 France tour itineraries - we call them here STORIES - that will allow the visitor to place "in situ" events that shaped the history of this part of France - including the Dordogne Valley and the Canal du Midi histories, and the story of Bordeaux wines that comes with a handy guide of Bordeaux region's most important wineries for your self-guided winery and wine tasting tours. The lovers of the mysterious, of the unusual and legendary, and the treasure hunting enthusiasts were not forgotten and are presented with a list of 12 curious sites well worth visiting.

We also tried to supply you with what, we believe, are the most important tourist attractions in or around the main cities of the South West and some of the most significant cultural events and other activities - including wine tasting related events that take place there all year round.

And for...armchair travelers (and not only): you can bring a flavor of France to you by checking out the south west of France food recipes section. We have revisited some of the classics and adapted them to a more modern, more international and ingredient available, cuisine.

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french maidA recent survey titled "Paris, City of Light, City of Debauchery", conducted by Ifop - "l'Institut de sondage français" - reveled that the Parisians are sexually cheekier than the rest of France.
The survey was conducted via an online questionnaire on a sample of 2010 Parisians of least 18 years of age, 1072 women and 938 men.
According to the survey 65% of Parisian men and 49% of Parisian women acknowledge having already kissed a third person while they were in a couple. Worse still, 58% of men and 36% of women admit to having been sexually infidel.
On average, a Parisian woman will have 11.4 partners during her lifetime while a Parisian man 25.6 partners.
Other results of the survey show that 44 percent of Parisians had slept with someone without knowing their name, while 29 percent of Parisians had taken part in threesome.
So our question is: when you think of Paris, are sensual pleasures the first thing coming to your mind?

Toulouse Tangopostale 2017

Each year in the beginning of July three of the beautiful squares of Toulouse: Place du Capitol, Place Saint-Georges and Place Saint-Pierre become during the afternoon or evening hours dance rings for tenths of entwined couples who passionately follow the music of a band or a DJ: it is Tangopostale the Tango Festival of Toulouse time!

archeology museum mazeres

National Archeology Days 2017- Archeology Museum Mazeres

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