Useful Links

Below you will find some links to recommended websites and organizations offering useful information about the region and about France in general as well as accommodation and services and help with more specific financial and mortgage advice when buying a house in France.

Lovely apartment in Bagneres de Luchon for holiday rentals: www.luchonlocation.fr

Lovely south facing apartment in the centre of Bagneres de Luchon known as the ‘Queen of the Pyrenees’. Perfectly located for all year round activity holidays including downhill and cross country skiing in the Winter, fishing, rock climbing, gorge walking, bird watching and water sports in the Summer, plus walking, hiking, VTT, road cycling, paragliding and visits to the spas at Luchon, Lourdenvielle and Les (Spain) all year round.

Holiday Catering and Staffing Solutions: www.prestigeservices.eu.com

We are a one stop solution: from finding your ideal chalet to staffing it, from top quality catering and table decoration to butler service; every delicate arrangement, every comfort. And a smiling service at all times.

Residency for artists, writers and musicians in one of the most beautiful spots in the Ariègehttp://bordeneuveretreat.com/

Secluded in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, at the end of an ancient stone track, Bordeneuve is a rustic, woodland retreat for creative spirits. A place as intriguing as it is inspiring, as natural as it is nurturing, Bordeneuve offers a unique and exceptional way for artists to advance their projects while reconnecting with nature and simplicity.

Idyllic mountain village bed and breakfast in the Couserans with delicious evening meals on request. Book well ahead to secure one of the four en-suite bedrooms (stunning views): http://www.anciennebergerie.com/index.php/home.html

Lovely gite, perfect located for house hunting trips where you will be looked after by the super-friendly and incredibly helpful Polly and Bruce: Gite near Aspet

Biking and bike coaching holidays in the Pyrenees: http://www.coaching.aquickrelease.com/

Hidden within the trees, overlooking Luchon’s valley floor is AQR’s mountain biking playground smack bang in the French Pyrenees. There are trails for all fitness levels and abilities led by professional cyclist Kate (Australian mountain bike champion) and cyclist and coach Ian Potter.

For a real taste of the region, try the delicious Coteaux d’Engravies wine of the Ariègehttp://www.coteauxdengravies.com/

The vineyard is owned and managed by the charming and very knowledgable Philippe Babin. He produces three delicious and organic wines and knows everything there is to know about viticulture and the history and geography of the Ariège. Well worth a visit.

Accommodation in the Ariège: http://www.grillou.com./

For somewhere to stay completely off the beaten track in a stunning spot and a very warm welcome, take a look at this lovely chambres d’hôtes and gîte tucked away in the foothills.

Tourism website for the Couserans region of the Ariege: www.travel.haut-couserans.com

Americans in France – useful site for people relocating to the Toulouse area: www.americansinfrance.net

Snow Camp  – An innovative small charity trying to achieve big things and well worth supporting: http://www.snow-camp.org.uk/

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