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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

The Southwest vineyard

Along the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, the wines of the Southwest include around thirty appellations of world-renowned wines like Cahors, Gaillac, Fronton, Madiran, St Mont, Côtes de gascogne, Duras, Jurançon, Irouléguy, ect.. This area includes one of the largest ranges of wine in France.

Out & about

  • The Cahors Malbec Villa in Cahors
  • The tourism and wine centres in Gaillac, Madrian and Fronton
  • Great tourist sites in Midi-Pyrénées (Toulouse, Conques, Cahors, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Albi, Moissac, ect.)
  • Duras, Bonaguil, Nérac, Saint Jean Pied de Port, Eugénie-les-Bains, Pau, and more
  • Conservatoire vivant des Plantes de la Région
  • Musée du Liège et du Bouchon

A unique experience

Iter Vitis Route

Travel through the Gaillac wine region with an iPhone or iPod loaned by the tourist offices. Videos and audio commentaries are available in multiple languages.


Les nids du Bearn: Sylvie and Didier Corre

Pyrénées Atlantiques
Hôtel Parc Beaumont 5* in Pau
Auberge de Bidarray Ostapé 5*
Hôtel Villa Navarre 4*in Pau
Alysson Hotel 3* in Oloron-Sainte Marie
Les Pyrénées 3* in Saint Jean Pied de Port
Hôtel Arraya 3* in Sare
Hôtel Arcé 3* in Saint Etienne de Baïgorry
Hostellerie de l'Horizon 2* in Gan

Duras - Lot-et-Garonne
Les Loges de l’Aubergade 5*
Hostellerie des Ducs 3* in Duras
Le Colombier du Touron 2* in Brax



  • Saint-Mont vignoble en fête in Saint-Mont (Gers) - March
  • Le printemps de Gaillac in Albi (Tarn) - end of May
  • La Saint-Bourru in Marcillac (Aveyron) - June


  • Musique et vins en Madiran (Hautes-Pyrénées) - July
  • La Fête des Vins de Gaillac (Tarn) - August
  • Fête du vin à Madiran (Hautes-Pyrénées) - August
  • Jazz in Marciac (Gers) - August


  • La fête des vendanges à Marcillac (Aveyron) -October
  • Le Gaillac Primeur (Tarn)


  • Réveillon du Pacherenc in Viella (Gers) – 31st December

"Vignobles & Découvertes" destinations

The national Vignobles & Découvertes label (External link) helps you to prepare your weekends and short breaks in the vineyards without any hassle thanks to carefully selected services.

  • Pays des Bastides et Vignoble du Gaillac
  • Destination Cahors Malbec

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