Trip Report


Trip Report

The south of France and its generosity

It is different destinations where I could go with my family and then rediscover by myself to walking, visiting, eating in good restaurants and going to bars.

by etienneAbout Me:Hello ! I am French, I am 21 years old and I study Management and Marketing at the university in Toulouse. read more

France8 days / July - August 2020

Highs & Lows

Lively and pretty places and a beautiful weather

Maybe a little too many people sometimes

Itinerary Overview

Albi is a small town where I qdvise you to stay between 3 and 4 nights and to be stay on Thursday and Saturday. Indeed, you will be able to go to the various farmers’ markets of the region and food in order to participatein a circular economy and consumption mode. It is a very charming little town made of red brick like the cathedral, the old albi is a sumptuous little district. About the cathedral, I strongly advise you to go there, to take your time and why not take a guide or audio guide wich are interesting and not boring. You will be able to see the importance of the cathedral, and all the little details that are very interesting. Don’t hesitate to talk with people because they are very welcoming and warm. If you like walk, don’t hesitate to walk in the small streets you will find charming place like the place savene behind the cathedral ! 

Toulouse, witch is the capital of the Aquitqine and nickname ”the pink city” for its red brick, is on a human scale. It is only 45 minutes by car from albi and 1hour by train.It is a very friendly city where people are welcoming so don’t hesitate to talk and ask for advise if you feel the need. You can do everything on foot or by bike , there are “Velib”, which are the city’s bicycles that work very well. It is easy to get an account and they are free for 30 minutes of cycling. There are 2 metro lines. It is a city where you can easily go out to bars, meet people and eat very well. There are plenty of place where you can rest, read a book or take a nap. It is a city that’s quite student so it is quite lively. As I said it is not a very big city so the cool places are known and there will often be a lot of people like for example on the docks. It all depends on what you are looking for in your trip. I would advise you to stay between 4 and 5 nights.

Gruissan is a sumptuous little village that I recommend you visit. I would advise you to have a car so that you can visit as many places around Gruissan as possible. For example to go to the Clape wich is a wonderful place where nature predominates, to go to the salon where the salt of Gruissan is produced or to go to Nabonne wich is only 22 minutes away by car. You can discover the Halles of Narbonnes and its special atmosphere where you can eat on the spot. People will welcome you with kindness and you will eat very well. The coveted large buffets of Narbonne, where you will need to book at least one month in advence.

  • 2 Nights: Albi
    The weather is very nice, people are very friendly, it is a charming city, the largest brick cathedral in the world.
  • 3 Nights: Toulouse
    Toulouse is the Capital of the Aquitaine and nicknamed “The pink city” for its red bricks.
  • 3 Nights: Gruissan
    Very peaceful and relaxing place where you can eat good fish and do a great trip trip in the Clape

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?


  • Anything go wrong during the trip?


  • How was the food?

    Les Grands Buffets at Narbonne, Les halles at Narbonne, Paparazzo at Gruissan, La Raquette at Albi, The Cascarbar at Albi, l’Epicurien at Albi

  • Transportation Tips?

    I qdvise you to have your own means of transport as these are small places where you will need a car in order not to get stuck.

  • Any surprises?

    The people are very friendly ! It is to be expected, it is the south of France so no bad surprise.

  • Booking details?