Bordeaux Christmas Tree
Opera Christmas tree, Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa
Declared by CNN one of the 12 most spectacular Christmas trees in the world

January's Activities and Things to Do...

... in the South West of France

South West Story
Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!


The biggest travel news of December in the south west of France was the opening of the new high-speed train line - called here TGV: Train à Grande Vitesse - between Toulouse and Barcelona.
The line was opened on December 15th.
It takes now only 3 hours and 2 minutes to reach the Catalan capital if you depart from Toulouse.
The line improves the connection to the historic city of Carcassonne that is now twice daily reachable in 41 minutes - a midday TGV Toulouse-Carcassonne already exists - and links directly for the first time Toulouse to Perpignan - the capital city of the Pyrenees Orientales department - in a trip that lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes.

On a totally different topic it was nice to learn that the Christmas tree of "Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa" was declared by CNN one of the world's most spectacular. The tree is decorated in a baroque style with opera costumes, lace and crystals.

Events and things to do in January in the south west of France:

City: Cahors

check mark Truffle Day in Lalbenque
eyecandyAddress: Tourist Office Lalbengue, place de la bascule, 46230 - LALBENQUE
eyecandyPhone: Tél. 05 65 31 50 08
more info
check mark Truffle Festival
eyecandyAddress: Lalbenque, 46230
eyecandyPhone: 05 65 31 50 08
more info

City: Perigueux

check mark Truffle Market at Sorgesfreebie
eyecandyAddress: Sorges
more info
check mark Truffle Festival in Sorges
eyecandyAddress: Sorges
eyecandyPhone: 33 (0)553467143
more info

City: Sarlat

check mark Truffle Festival freebie
eyecandyAddress: Sarlat
more info
check mark Saturdays Truffle Marketfreebie
eyecandyAddress: Place Boissarie, Sarlat
more info
This list contains only the events/activities for the specific month excluding the ones that are available all year round.




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Le Sud-Ouest...C'est fantastique!
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