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Package experiences

"The Ariege is one of the hidden gems of France with its rolling hills, mixed farmland and deciduous woodlands. In one afternoon, we saw more than 50 species of birds, four species of reptiles and hundreds of insects. It really is a naturalists' paradise"

Iolo Williams, Naturalist

 
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Roam into history

 

In the vast, complex history of the Pyrenees we concentrate on the stories of the Cathars & WW2 Escape Routes. Enjoy walking treks and trails whilst you learn more about the fascinating local history.

When you're not exploring, enjoy a comfortable stay in our private, secluded apartment. Breakfasts included and dinners upon request.

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Itinerary

4 nights: Choose 2     |    7 nights: Choose  3

Montsegur Castle    |  Full day

Discover the story of the Cathar sect, the Catholic inquisition and the war that nearly changed the shape of Europe forever. Includes visit to Montsegur castle and museum. 

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Cathar Way   |  Half of Full day

Walk on the Cathar Way and visit a castle perched high on a crag.

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Escape and Evade  |  Full day 

An introduction to the life of the ‘passeurs’ and the escape routes used by so many to escape Nazi tyranny. Includes some light-hearted escape & evasion exercises that demonstrate the difficulties faced by the escapers.

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Escape to Andorra  |  Full day

Full day walk to the Andorran border. (additional £50pp) (Medium walking level.)

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*Premium Adventures*

2 day adventures to Spain or Andorra with a mountain guide can be arranged on request for additional cost. 

Prices

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICES FOR 2021 STAYS

4 NIGHT STAY       £375pp

PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM TOULOUSE BLAGNAC AIRPORT

BREAKFASTS

2 EXPERIENCES

1 EVENING MEAL

7 NIGHT STAY       £575pp

PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM TOULOUSE BLAGNAC AIRPORT

BREAKFASTS

3 EXPERIENCES

1 EVENING MEAL

 

Further experiences or evening meals can be added at additional cost.

Or choose your own bespoke holiday.

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"Richard himself was a great guide and we learnt a lot about the birds we were seeing.  He was so helpful in explaining how to recognise the particular species and I only hope that I will remember the lessons next time I spot an eagle or vulture!"

Jill, May 2018

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An oasis of calm

 

Your apartment is attached to our home yet entirely private, with stunning views from your patio. When you’re not out exploring, you can rest amongst our peaceful oasis under the canopy of the trees. Our calming, rustic interior is fully equipped for self-catering, but we can still provide dinners on request and will treat you to a fresh French breakfast each morning.

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"Really nice gite with great garden. Quiet and lots of privacy. Rich and Yvette are great hosts. Rich has all the local knowledge you need and very helpful with providing information - whether it is sightseeing, walking or birding. Highly recommended!"

Arjan, 2016

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