Occitanie, the old now new region of France

Again, rainy day at home;so started looking at my albums and posts here in my blog . Found out there are a lot stuff from my early days blogging in 2011 that has not been notice enough, in my opinion. These are wonderful areas you should be aware of if visiting France.

Occitanie is one of them.  In the administrative realignment of French regions in 2016, the two  Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées were merged into one. In turn the new region of Occitanie counts 13 departments/provinces such as Ariége, Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Hérault, Lot, Lozére, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn, and Tarn-et-Garonne.

Well before them, there were others call Haut and Bas Languedoc, Roussillon, Cerdagne, Vallespir, Conflent, Capcir, Comté de Foix, parts of Gascogne such as Armagnac, Comminges, Couserans, Bigorre, Condomois, Nébouzan, Riviére-Verdun, as well as Guyenne with Quercy and Rouergue. There were part of the parliament of Toulouse founded in 1443.

This is the official webpage for the region in French: https://www.laregion.fr/Profil-geographique-et-administratif-du-territoire

I will just list the entries corresponding to them below, you can click on the links and see the beauty before you of this wonderful old region of France, or is it new ::)

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/14/lavaur-cocagne-and-the-jacquemart/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/04/albi-the-albigeois-cathars-and-the-cathedral/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/12/auch-gascons-and-muskeeteers-alors/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/07/castres-sw-cathars-and-goya/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/19/cordes-sur-ciel-heavens-is-the-word/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/03/toulouse-la-ville-rose/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/16/sud-ouest-or-southwest-magic-of-france/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/17/lisle-sur-tarn-dyers-wines-and-chocolates/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/05/11/the-frontier-of-the-pyrenees-mountains/

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2011/04/18/rabastens-cathar-and-wine-country-the-tarn/

Wouff, well there you go I hope got them all. Plenty for a wonderful vacation, trip, passing of a historically wonderful area of France. Do we have time to see it all, I am working on it…!

Enjoy the weekend, me planning! Cheers! oh one picture to showcase this post, the Cathedral of Saint Alain in Lavaur, not far from Toulouse, the native town of my wife’s father. Lavaur

 

3 Comments to “Occitanie, the old now new region of France”

  1. We have been in the Occitanie region since Christmas and beautiful it is too!

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  2. Plenty to see and do here and climate much nicer than in the north!


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