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 beretOh, the French and their berets!
A cliché for which we can thank the vendors of Breton onions! Indeed, it was mainly them who sold in England onions from Roscoff region (today the department of Finistère, in the extreme northwest of France) from the 1830s up to World War II. Most of them were wearing beret hats, very popular in France at the time. These vendors were omnipresent in the UK where they were nicknamed "Johnny Onion" ("Jeannot aux oignons"). They embodied the image that the English were having at the time of the French. The sale of Roscoff onions declined sharply during the twentieth century, but this picture of the Frenchman with the beret survived and was even exported in Anglophone countries.
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Handbag made in France

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Christmas Tree in the center of Toulouse

Christmas tree in the center of Toulouse

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