© Atout France/Fabrice Milochau
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© Atout France/Michel Laurent
With its cliffs, dunes and huge beaches, the Opal Coast has much to offer. Here are three good reasons to don your rucksack:
In Normandy, the Musée des Impressionnismes
in Giverny traces the history of impressionist artists, marked by Claude Monet,
leader of this mid-19th Century artistic movement.
At the heart of the Pyrenees, just south of
Toulouse, this natural regional park of 620,000 acres is spread out around Foix
and Saint-Girons, in Ariège.
Built in 1999, the Regional Natural Park of
the Causses of Quercy (345,000 acres) draws a wide central band from north to
south of the Lot department.
Grands Causses Regional Natural Park (780,000
acres) is spread across the whole West side of the Aveyron department.
Filled with hills, the Haut-Languedoc
Regional Natural Park is stretched out over a 642,500 acre area, crossing two
departments: Tarn and Herault.