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Swing in South of France

15th April 2024 90

The south-west of France, with its varied landscapes and temperate climate, is a dream destination for golf enthusiasts. The four regions of Limousin, Pyrenees, Occitanie and Auvergne are packed with golf courses to suit all tastes and abilities.

Swing in south of France, the perfect blend of golf, nature and gastronomy!

A golfing journey through four exceptional regions: Limousin, Pyrenees, Occitania and Auvergne. The south-west of France, with its varied landscapes and temperate climate, is a dream destination for golf enthusiasts. The four regions of Limousin, Pyrenees, Occitanie and Auvergne are packed with golf courses to suit all tastes and abilities. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, you're bound to find the ideal course to challenge yourself and enjoy a relaxing moment in the great outdoors. But beyond the greens and breathtaking scenery, these regions also boast an incomparable wealth of culture and gastronomy!


On the Greens from Limousin to the Pyrenees : Courses of Charm and Character

From the rustic charm of the Limousin countryside to the majesty of the Pyrenean peaks, the regions from the Limousin to the Pyrenees offer a range of golf courses as varied as their landscapes. With their blend of traditional and modern, these courses are all windows onto the natural and cultural wealth of these regions. In this golfing escapade, we invite you to discover four jewels scattered along this picturesque route: Limoges Saint-LazareLa MarterieSauternais and Bigorre. Get ready for a journey where every swing brings you a little closer to the hidden wonders of these exceptional regions.

After your days on the greens, take advantage of the richness of the regions!

The Limousin is a region of rolling green countryside, dotted with lakes, rivers and forests. Here, nature reigns supreme, offering visitors an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, canoeing and fishing. Take a stroll through the charming streets of Limoges, the capital of the Limousin region, and admire its medieval historic centre, Gothic religious buildings and renowned museums. Continue your exploration in the direction of picturesque villages such as Collonges-la-Rouge, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and let yourself be carried away by their peaceful atmosphere and traditional architecture.

Then head to the Pyrenees, where snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys rise up before your eyes, offering an awe-inspiring spectacle of nature. Here, mountain sports enthusiasts will find their paradise, with hiking trails for all levels, ski slopes to suit all tastes and unique opportunities for climbing, canyoning and paragliding. Don't forget to visit fortified towns such as Carcassonne and Lourdes, true gems of French heritage, and immerse yourself in their fascinating history. You'll also be charmed by the typical villages of the Pyrenees, where the art of pastoral living and age-old traditions live on.

Limousin and the Pyrenees also invite you on an unforgettable gustatory and cultural voyage. Savour the local gastronomy, rich in flavours and local produce, such as AOP (AOC) cheeses from Limousin, duck confit from the Pyrenees and Madiran and Jurançon wines! If you've got a sweet tooth, drop into Bordeaux for a taste of the famous Cannelés!


Golf courses in Occitanie and Auvergne: A course between vineyards and volcanoes

From the mild Mediterranean climate to the foothills of the Auvergne volcanoes, the Occitanie and Auvergne regions offer an ideal playground for golf enthusiasts. With their spectacular landscapes and renowned courses, these lands attract golfers from all over the world in search of technical challenges and breathtaking panoramas. In this article, we invite you to discover eight gems scattered along this picturesque route: Falgos, Fontcaude, Massane, Pic Saint-Loup, Saint-Cyprien, Gévaudan and Haute-Auvergne. Get ready to immerse yourself in golfing excellence and the enchanting landscapes of the Occitanie and Auvergne regions.

Once you've hit the golf courses, don't miss out on these regions' tourist treasures!

Let's start our journey in Occitanie, a region with a thousand and one faces, where the sea meets the mountains, vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see and medieval towns stand proudly. Don't miss the hilltop villages of the Cévennes, such as La Roque-sur-Cèze and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, and be carried away by their peaceful atmosphere and traditional architecture. Then set off to discover fortified cities such as Carcassonne and Aigues-Mortes, veritable gems of French heritage, and immerse yourself in their fascinating history. Don't forget to immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan culture of Occitanie, where French traditions blend with Catalan, Occitan and Mediterranean influences.

Then head to the Auvergne, a region of rolling green countryside, dotted with lakes, volcanoes and rivers. Here, nature reigns supreme, offering visitors an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, canoeing and fishing. Don't miss the chance to climb Puy-de-Dôme, the highest volcano in the Auvergne, and admire the breathtaking views from the summit. Then explore the gorges of the Dordogne and Truyère rivers, natural sites of breathtaking beauty, and marvel at the spectacular waterfalls that lurk there.

The Occitanie and Auvergne regions also invite you on an unforgettable culinary and cultural journey. Savour the local gastronomy, rich in flavours and local products, such as the seafood of the Mediterranean, the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhône, or the unique flavours of the Auvergne, Saint-Nectaire, Cantal and black truffles, not forgetting the unmissable Truffade!

photo credit : Truffade-de-Francoise-FLEYS_P_Soissons
photo credit : Truffade-de-Francoise-FLEYS_P_Soissons

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