Top things to do

Top Choice Wildlife Park in The Pyrenees

Parc Animalier des Pyrénées

Thirteen kilometres south of Lourdes, off the D821 near Argelès-Gazost, this fantastic animal park is home to many species which were once commonly sighted across the Pyrenees. The animals live on special ‘islands’ …
Top Choice Museum in Toulouse Area

Musée et Jardin du Canal du Midi

Understand France’s mightiest man-made waterway, the Unesco World Heritage Canal du Midi, through illuminating exhibitions and short films at this museum 60km southeast of Toulouse. The 241km canal, from Toulouse to…
Top Choice Regional Cuisine in The Lot

Le Dodus en Ville

Choose from bright chairs out on the main street of Puy l’Évêque or inside the glass-fronted, jaunty dining room and tuck into locally sourced, seasonal dishes created by friendly Mimie de Lestrade. Save room for he…
Top Choice Bistro in Bas-Languedoc

Bistro d’Alex

Tuck into excellent regional cuisine accompanied by top-class wines by the glass (the bistro adjoins Vinipolis wine warehouse). It’s deservedly popular with the locals, so reservations are a good idea.
Top Choice Gastronomy in Languedoc-Roussillon

Auberge du Vieux Puits

Gilles Goujon’s wonderfully relaxed Auberge du Vieux Puits is tucked away in the hilltop village of Fontjoncouse, between Narbonne and Perpignan. Goujon’s known for his fondness for humble ingredients such as Bigorr…
Chateau in Paris

Château de Vincennes

Originally a meager 12th-century hunting lodge, this fortified royal residence on the fringe of Paris was expanded several times throughout the centuries until it reached its present size under Louis XIV. Notable fe…
Amusement Park in Paris

Parc Astérix

Despite its Gaulish-comic-book inspired name, this theme park 30km north of Paris covers the whole ambit of European history, from prehistory to the 19th century, with its six 'worlds' packed with adrenalin-pumping …
Food in Paris

Salon International de l’Agriculture

At this appetising, nine-day international agricultural fair, produce and animals from all over France are turned into delectable fare. Held at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, 15e, from late Februar…
Fun Fair in Paris

Foire du Trône

Dating back some 1000(!) years, this huge fun fair is held on the Pelouse de Reuilly of the Bois de Vincennes from around Easter to early June.
Sports in Paris

Marathon International de Paris

On your marks… The Paris International Marathon, usually held on the second Sunday of April, starts on the av des Champs-Élysées, 8e, and finishes on av Foch, 16e, attracting more than 40,000 runners from over 100 c…