Days out: Trips & Tours
Circuit Villages Fleuris et Richesse Historique
Starting in Condom, walking to Caussens and Blaziert, Roquepine, Berault, Valence and Cassaigne, discovering historical buildings, canal locks and pretty villages.
Ecomusee de LArmagnac
Nature trail through forests and around 7 lakes. Gascon barn with traditional tools and casks for armagnac making, distillery and underground wine store. Open 1 Aril- October 31 Mondays to Fridays from 09:00-12:00;14:00-18:00 Saturdays 14:00-!8:00 and Su
Le petit train dArtouste
A cable car ride from the lac de Fabreges to Sagette, (2000m) followed by a 50 min. train ride through the mountains to Artouste, then a short walk to spend an hour by the lake before returning. Operates every day Jun - Sept. Located in Artouste (64)
Presenting a unique collection of clocks and watches from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance. Open all year 10:00-17:00 Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat. Located 13 rue de la Pleau, Toulouse
Le Village Gaulois
The Gallic village is a natural site of archaeological reconstruction set in 9 hectares. It contains a number of traditional dwellings and in the summer there are demonstrations of industry and craft. Open Easter to November. Located Saint-Julien (31)
Sentier VTT de Saverdun
12 km ride through the forests, starting in the Bonnac woods, Ariege. Offers panoramic views of the Pyrenees.
Aquarium Tropical de Pierrefitte
60 aquariums house more than 500 species of fish in both fresh and salt water. Open every day, located in Pierrfitte (65)
2 hectares of shaded park, 10 minutes from Toulouse, containing: Aquarium, boules court, 3 trampolines, cart rides, volley ball court, picnic area and snack bar. Small lake, waterfall and mini farm with pigs, goats and donkeys. Open summer only.
Parc Animalier de Saint-Clar - Animal Park
150 animals from Australia including wallabies, emus and alpacas in semi-liberty. Free kids workshops on aboriginal culture and nature plus snack bar during school holidays (Zone 1) and Sundays. Open all year round. See website for hours (32).
30 minute guided tour in a choice of 7 languages. Day time all year except July and August and nighttime all season.
Lou Fijagol. En Petit Train Routier.
40 minute commentated tour in the historical areas of the old town of Figeac. Everyday except Saturday from 27/06 to 05/09
Roman amphitheatre, ancient church and basilica. Open everyday 10:00-18:00 Until 19:00 1 June-31 August. Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December Situated at place Saint-Sernain, Toulouse
Musee du Saut-du-Tarn
The factory was built in 1824 and housed the first hydro-electric station. Museum tells the story of the beginnings of electricity and the production of steel and tool making. Closed 16 November to 28 February and 1 November. In Saint-Juery, Tarn (81).
Musee de Cire
18 scenes telling the history of Albi, featuring famous local people and ancient crafts and industries. Closed January and February.
Exhibiting Egyptian antiques, mummies and sarcophagus, giving an idea of egyptian funeral rituals. Papyrus and vases. Situated 17, rue du Japon, Toulouse. Open 10:00-17:00 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Les Etangs de la Moulie
3 lakes to fish for trout, salmon and carp. Fresh water shrimp between June and August. Rod hire available. Night fishing from 20:00-24:00. Refreshments on site. Located in Panjas, Gers
Les Gorges de Kakuetta
Walk for 1 or 2 hours in rain forest surroundings passed a 20 foot waterfall. Visit the nearby Grotte du Lac with stalactites and stalagmites. Open every day from 8.00-sunset March 15th-November15th. Hiking boots advised. Entrance fee