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Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

1. Bordeaux: Guided River Cruise

Explore Bordeaux from a new perspective with a river cruise on the Garonne with live commentary. Sail into the heart of the French wine region and admire the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Port de la Lune. Learn about the architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as you relax on board. Make your way to the pontoon close to Pont de Pierre and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Settle down on your boat and start your cruise along the Garonne river. Listen to live commentary from your guide as you admire the beautiful buildings that line the riverbanks. Pass by the Place de la Bourse historical square, the district of Saint-Pierre, and the iconic Cite du Vin.

Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

2. Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

Come along on this tour and learn all about the history of this fascinating city.  Enter through the main entrance, known as Porte Narbonnaise, to the medieval city. Learn about the fortifications built by the Romans. Cross the main street, Rue Cross Mayrevieille to the castle. Discover the museum inside the castle and develop a better understanding of the Trencavel family that defended the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade.  Walk along the top of the wall, crossing both medieval and Roman towers as you head towards the church. Hear an explanation (in English, French or Italian) about the architecture of the Gothic church and see the beautiful stained glass windows, built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Walk through the streets of the ancient religious quarter and learn about the inquisition in Carcassonne and Toulouse.

Toulouse: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

3. Toulouse: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Toulouse at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Visit the important Basilique Saint-Sernin and Couvent des Jacobins, walk through Grand Rond and admire Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Toulouse’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at the much-photographed Basilique Saint-Sernin de Toulouse. Visit the architecturally exemplary church of Notre Dame du Taur, while the Place du Capitole will give you a taste of downtown life. Take a photo at the Pont Neuf Toulouse, which will amaze you with its view, and indulge in the beauty of the exhibits of the Musée des Augustins. Visit the incomparably beautiful Cathédrale Saint Etienne. Pass through a Grand Rond with a unique experience of relaxation in the chaos of the city. Admire the famous University of Toulouse and marvel at Saint-Exupère with its rich exterior and interior.

Le Grau-du-Roi: Seaquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

4. Le Grau-du-Roi: Seaquarium Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Discover the aquatic life of the Mediterranean with tickets to the Seaquarium in Le Grau-du-Roi. Benefit from skip-the-line entrance and enjoy up-close encounters with incredible underwater animals. The Seaquarium Institut Marin is a center of scientific culture with missions of general interest exclusively dedicated to the study, enhancement and active preservation of marine ecosystems. A place of discovery and perpetual astonishment, a lively and committed playful and educational space, the Seaquarium Institut Marin strives to change our view of the marine world as well as our relationship with animals and raises awareness from an early age on responsible behavior. and the effective actions that we must adopt and carry out together to sustainably protect our most precious common good: our blue planet. New exhibition : Plastic Invasion The immersive exhibition explaining the situation and what can be done. A wide variety of exhibits showing how we can act to fight the scourge of plastic waste.

EscapeRoom Montpellier

5. EscapeRoom Montpellier

Locked in a room, the teams must work together to successfully escape in less than 60 minutes. To achieve this, there is only one solution: inspect every corner of the room and together. "TimeXperience agents, you're preparing to take a trip back in time. We remind you that the corridor of time will allow you to access the various missions offered by the agency. But beware, it will only remain open for 60 minutes during which you will have to succeed in your mission and come back, otherwise you will be stuck forever in an era that is not yours. And the TimeXperience agency will unfortunately be able to do nothing for you! » Make a choice between the 2 Missions: 1- Deadly Recording Mike Johnson is a famous 20th century sound engineer. In 1990, while mixing in his London recording studio, he made a surprising discovery: the death melody. Indeed he realizes that he has created a combination of musical notes which, broadcast for more than 2 minutes, can make you demented and deaf. Realizing the importance of this discovery, Mike puts the tape in the safe of his studio so that it does not fall into the wrong hands. But some time later he realizes that the recording has disappeared... You, TimeXperience Agents, will be transported to Mike Johnson's studio days before the soundtrack is stolen. 2-Murderous madness Bradford 1950, Mr. Josse passionate about travel, lives in an old house in the middle of the woods. For 10 years, many disappearances of young women are to be deplored in this region. Some residents accuse this dark character of being responsible. On December 12, 1950, the local authorities received a call from Megan Taylor, a young woman of 25, saying that she would be kidnapped and tortured at Mr. Josse's home. That this madman would keep locks of his victims' hair as trophies. Unfortunately, this case was dismissed. You TimeXperience agents will be sent to the house of this alleged Serial Killer to look for evidence to identify the victims in order to save them.

Nîmes: Musée de la Romanité Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

6. Nîmes: Musée de la Romanité Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Enjoy skip-the-line priority entrance and explore Roman empire heritage with the fascinating multimedia installations and over 25,000 archeological artifacts on display at the Musée de la Romanité in Nimes. Admire innovative museography and immersive scenography (augmented reality and monumental audiovisual technologies) to discover Roman history through 3 main periods: Pre-Roman periodBecome immersed in the daily life of the Romans and discover a fully reconstructed Gallic house. Roman periodDiscover the museum collection with a multitude of everyday objects. Journey between discoveries on town planning, housing, daily habits and the décor of Roman life. Among the most spectacular pieces, admire the Pentheus mosaic and the reconstruction of the Domus Villa Roma. Medieval periodDuring the medieval period, find a shrinking city where ancient vestiges were buried or reused. The arenas are transformed into a fortified enclosure, with dwellings and places of worship in their center. Additionally, admire the museum's architecture, dine at the museum restaurant, relax in the Mediterranean garden, and admire the 360-degree panoramic from the rooftop.

Carcassonne confronting the Crusades

7. Carcassonne confronting the Crusades

Dive into the 13th century in Carcassonne guided by Olivier de Termes, a distinguished knight who lived during the Albigensian Crusade. Our immersive tour will take you to the heart of this legendary fortress, guided by a passionate character in a historical outfit, brilliantly embodying the captivating role of Olivier de Termes. The starting point of our journey is at the majestic Narbonnaise Gate, from where we will delve into the tumultuous world of crusades, wars, and grand medieval constructions. Let Olivier de Termes recount his story: As a child, he grew up alongside the great faydit lords, these noble rebels who were dispossessed of their lands during the crusade against the Albigensians. His life was marked by years of fierce struggle to reclaim his inheritance, and finally, peace settled in the Midi. Determined, he decides to put his skills in the service of the King of France to defend the Holy Land. His exploits on the battlefield earned him a position as one of the king's chief advisors. As we explore the city walls, the surroundings of the castle, and the splendid Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, Olivier de Termes will transport us to the key moments of Carcassonne in the 13th century. His captivating narration will immerse us in the heart of this era filled with adventures and historical significance. This interactive tour is a unique experience to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Carcassonne during the time of the Crusades. An adventure not to be missed for young and old alike, discovering an era full of bravery and nobility.

Stroll with Madame de Lapérouse in 18th-Century Albi

8. Stroll with Madame de Lapérouse in 18th-Century Albi

Madame de Lapérouse, born Eléonore Broudou in the 1750s, will accompany you through the historic city of Albi. As the wife of the famous Albigeois navigator Jean-François de Galaup, she lived in Albi during the reign of Louis XVI and witnessed historical moments such as the destruction of the city walls and the activity of the city's port. She will share with you not only the history of the city but also the gossip about the prominent families of the time. Your journey will begin in front of the tourist office. You will then explore major historical sites such as Place du Vigan, the surroundings of the house of Lapérouse, and the gardens of Berbie. Throughout this walk, Madame de Lapérouse will enlighten you with captivating anecdotes about life in 18th-century Albi. Whether it's a solo visit, a family outing, or a trip with friends, this theatrical experience in historical outfits will provide you with an unparalleled immersion into the 18th century. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover Albi through the eyes of Madame de Lapérouse!

Toulouse: Immersive Virtual Reality Adventure

9. Toulouse: Immersive Virtual Reality Adventure

With friends, family or with your company, DreamAway offers the most beautiful and spectacular collaborative Virtual Reality adventures accessible to all. Do you dream of being a treasure hunter, of discovering Egypt and its pyramids, of going to the planet Mars, of facing zombies... ? You can do it at DreamAway! Cultural experiences are also offered, such as a visit to the Anne Frank House Annex, a presentation of Claude Monet's paintings, a journey through time in the body of a Sapiens woman.

Nîmes : Outdoor Escape Game Robbery In The City

10. Nîmes : Outdoor Escape Game Robbery In The City

Integrate the famous robbery gang It's time to have fun with friends in the city center and commit the biggest crime ever in the city! Don't waste a minute and meet your dream team in the city center without further delay. Your mission? Help the famous red-suited team to commit their crime! How? By deciphering the codes of the safes thanks to the clues hidden in the 4 corners of the city. Can you do it before the timer runs out and the mustard gets on your nose? The Professor expects a lot from you, so don't disappoint him! Arm yourselves with your good humor, your malice and your courage, because today you will be the greatest gangster in the world.

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What people are saying about Occitanie

The main thing is that it made me take a tour big enough to see a lot of the city. You have to enter all the churches because they have a lot of history and are very beautiful. I would only add, as an option, more info within each destination, since architecture, paintings, etc. have many interpretations that one does not know about, even more so if one does not speak French. Some churches have screens and posters in Spanish but in Una they showed a documentary video that made me realize that I was missing a lot of art history and I had time to listen to it even if it was

Wonderful trip, guide and crew, and fellow passengers helpful getting my unsteady wife and walker on board. Forgot how cold it can be and left my jacket in car, but went below when it got too cold.

Pleasant maritime promenade with superb weather. Simplicity and efficiency of online booking.

A lovely way to see Bordeaux- highly recommend this trip. Informative and interesting.

Very interesting, the sailor explains very well. I highly recommend this activity.