What’s New Under the Sun in Occitanie



What’s New Under the Sun in Occitanie

With the Rugby World Cup coming up in September and October 2023, the launch of the Occitanie Rail Tour which gives people the chance to discover the region by train, and recent new additions to the Prestige Collection – which includes some of the most stunning accommodation the region has to offer – this summer, Occitanie once again promises visitors a holiday packed with delightful surprises and charming discoveries.   

Occitanie – more than even a rugby heartland

Occitanie, the birthplace of the gentleman’s game in France, is getting ready to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup from the September 8th to October 28th, with no fewer than 5 matches to be played at the Stadium de Toulouse. Throughout the competition, the entire region will be buzzing with rugby fever: the Japanese, Samoan, and Portuguese national teams have chosen to set up their respective camps in the cities of Toulouse, Montpellier, and Perpignan, bastions of French rugby.

This will be a great opportunity for visitors to explore the region and get the full rugby world cup experience by joining in the festive events organised for this major tournament.  

All aboard for the Occitanie Rail Tour 

Live life in the slow lane and travel green with the Occitanie Rail Tour, which offers visitors the chance to take a fantastic trip around Occitanie.  

You can now take as much time as you like to really explore the region with minimal impact on the environment. Discover Occitanie in a different way with the Occitanie Rail Tour, with 19 regional routes and around fifty unmissable stopover stations. Whether roaming the heights of the Pyrénées-Orientales in the wagons of the legendary Yellow Train or taking a nature hike through the Lot and Dordogne regions, these routes take you to the region’s most remarkable towns, villages, and sites.    

New: a special Occitanie Rail Tour Michelin tourist guide highlighting the various train routes will be available in English, on sale in newsagents (£18.99). 

Book a stay in one of Prestige Collection’s hotels in Occitanie

Nights to dream of

Exploring Occitanie is also an opportunity for unique experiences in exceptional accommodation. Whether in the city, the country, the mountains, or by the sea, a whole host of new properties are opening their doors to visitors looking to get away from it all.

From quaint hotels tucked away in picturesque side streets to magnificent medieval buildings surrounded by vineyards and atypical holiday homes, Occitanie is overflowing with stunning accommodation which is as much an experience as the trip itself.  

Suite de Montpensier, Prestige Collection

Don’t miss out on the most outstanding accommodation in Occitanie

Last but not least, to make it easier to organise your trip and ensure you get the most out of the best the region has to offer, look no further than the Occitanie Prestige Collection.

Boutique hotels, seawater spas, vineyards, bed & breakfasts, houseboat hotels… With an outstanding selection of properties, all within reach of the region’s many must-see sites, every holiday in Occitanie promises to be an unforgettable experience.  

Lead photo credit : Come and watch the Rugby World Cup in Occitanie this autumn © CRTLOccitanie

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