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Sunday Nov 20, 2016
Day Trips from Barcelona to France: Barcelona to Toulouse by Car
Start your journey in Spain’s architectural paradise with an affordable car rental in Barcelona. The Spanish city may not be the country’s capital city, but it is one of the most important cultural centers of Europe. From visiting Gaudi’s magnificent La Sagrada Familia cathedral to dining out on some delicious Catalan cuisine, the city is ideal for long term travelers looking for history, art and culture.
Once you have explored the exciting streets of Barcelona to your heart’s content, it’s time to hit to road. Rent a car and take to the beautiful countryside of Spain by driving from Barcelona to Toulouse by car. It’s easy to cross the border here, and Toulouse in France is one of the perfect destinations for a day trip from Barcelona to France. Here’s where you should consider stopping along the way to make your trip even more exciting:
The charming town of Olot is located in Spain’s Baixa Garrotxa region. Surrounded by epic volcanic landscape for miles, the rural region is perfect for walking and exploring the craters and dormant volcano. The town itself has a delightful center, with some impressive mansions and colorful homes. Known for its cotton industry for many years, Olot is today more of a tourist destination and its interesting cotton history can be traced back at the 18th century Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa.
Vall de Nuria, Spain
The stunning ski resort, reservoir, and sanctuary at Vall de Nuria is a once-in-a-lifetime pit stop in a breathtaking valley. While it may be a little difficult to reach by car, there are areas around the Pyrenees that are accessible and awesomely impressive. Try your hand at skiing the slopes, hiking, rowing and horseback riding through the region to really experience what this cross-country border valley is all about it.
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
The capital of Andorra, a tiny county between Spain and France, Andorra la Vella is located in the Pyrenees in a mesmerizing valley. The city is known for its tax-free shops, which attract millions of tourists every year. The city is also a great place to access the incredible nature of the Pyrenees and indulge in outdoor adventures, including hiking, skiing and horseback riding.
The pretty village of Soreze still revolves around its Benedictine monastery, from which the village grew. Thanks to this impressive structure, the village earned a reputation as a great knowledge center of France. Children were educated in the abbey-school, which you can still visit today and tells the story of the village’s intellectual history. The abbey also features an interesting museum.
Known as the “pink city” for its buildings’ pinkish hue during the late afternoon and early morning, the city of Toulouse offers a sunny almost-Spanish climate in the south of France, with a laid back Mediterranean vibe and plenty of cafes for relaxing. Explore the city’s impressive historic sites, including the 13th-century convent, the Place du Capitole, and sampling the city’s divine fare of cassoulet and tasty traditional violet candies.
Make This Day Trip from Barcelona to France a Reality!
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