What to see, eat, and do in southwest France / southeast Spain?
October 17, 2013 10:16 PM Subscribe
I'm head to Europe from the US for a week with my brother. We're visiting a friend who lives in Toulouse, France, who will be driving with us for a week through southwest France and southeast Spain.
Looking for ideas of fun, exciting, and beautiful things to see, eat, and do -- while avoiding bigger cities and exploring the countryside/towns.
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We'll be driving from Toulouse to Carcassonne down to Spain (via a non-coastal route through Le Boulou and over to Figueres) over to Lleida, Zaragoza, Huesca, and back to Toulouse--but mostly spending time in the country/villages/towns. We're avoiding bigger cities, so we're purposefully skipping Barcelona, for example (we've been there, so looking for something new).
Any suggestions for what we should do/see in this area/countryside and in these cities/towns?
Some things I'm excited for: cassoulet; country chapels and abbeys; places that don't speak French or Spanish even though they are in France or Spain; black Madonnas; ghost towns; and mountain passes.
Just to be clear, I'm not looking for practical advice like how to change money or avoid muggings or legally drive. Just looking for awesome stuff to see, eat, and do in these beautiful regions of France and Spain.
Also, if anyone's interested in meeting up with us next week, let me know!