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Barinca Travel & Tourism is an official SARL (French Ltd company). Would you like to know more about this area and its history? Then let us guide you through the Languedoc-Roussillon/Midi-Pyrénées. Below you can find a few examples of our tours.

If you have special wishes, then we will try to meet your demands. For example, around the enigma of Rennes-le-Château. Experience the exact locations and facts which are connected to this story. They are not easy to find in a travel book. This also goes for many other sites, which will certainly have more meaning when you hear the inside stories and legends.


We organize tailor made tours from 1 person to full size groups. If you have your own transportation, you can hire a guide from 150,- euros a day, to bring alive the history and culture of Occitania during a tour. If you do not have a car, then we can arrange a car with driver, or, with larger groups, a (mini) bus. We can organise every detail of your tour, from accommodation to lunches and transfers.

If you book one of our tours, we advise you to book your accommodation in Couiza, Belvianes or Quillan. This will locate you in a central part of Pays Cathare, which is a perfect base for excursions in all directions.

You can always us with your wishes.

Puilaurens & Galamus
In the morning we visit the castle of Puilaurens, with its strategic zig zag walls and the tales of chivalry.

In the afternoon we will visit the beautiful hermitage of St. Antoine de Galamus, which seems to be glued to the rockface. The hermitage has a fabulous rock church and a sator rotas magic square. When the weather allows we can do a walk through the magnificent gorge. A special experience!

The Pyrenees
Today we drive through Lavelanet towards Tarascon-sur-Ariège. Here we visit the cave of Lombrives, the biggest cave in Europe, or the Prehistoric Park Pyrénée (your choice).

In the afternoon we journey through the magnificent Pyrenees to the picturesque town of Ax-les-Termes. And, what does Hercules have to do with the Pyrenees?

Today we visit the so called Templar valley. We visit Rennes-le-Château and make a lovely tour through the valley, with a walk to the famous Devil's Chair. The programme today is variable, and can be adapted to your interests. This part of the Corbière is so full of surprises!
If you know nothing at all of the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, then we have an introduction tour for you!

Haute Vallée
This introductionary tour through the Haute Vallée is a favourite with people who are here for the first time. We visit the abbey ruins of Alet-les-Bains, it's market square with half timbered houses and the Kabbalist's house. After lunch we visit the Notre Dame de Marceille near Limoux with its hidden messages. Before going home, we have a little wine tasting at Anne de Joyeuse in Couiza.


Cathar Castles
This is a cultural tour which focuses on the culture of the Occitan people and the Cathar history. This program can be adapted to your wishes.

Possible visits:
Puivert (on foot and when open), Montségur, the most famous castle in the world with its small museum, Queribus, Peyre-pertuse (not possible with a tour bus), Puilaurens, Aquilar (not possible with a tour bus), Montaillou, Roquefixade, Foix, and the caves of Lombrives.

From the dawn of time
In the morning we visit the Dinosaur Museum in Esperaza. Here you will see the results of the excavations in the area and you will get a good idea of the shear age of this part of France.

In the afternoon we drive through the ancient landscape to Tautavel, where we visit the Tautavel Museum. Here you will receive information on the evolution of mankind in southern France. Tautavel men lived around 450.000 years ago in this area.

Collioure & Elne
This morning we will visit the picturesque fishing village of Collioure, famous for the many artists who found inspiration there.

This was also one of the main Templar harbours, where many a secret load came ashore, which originated from "Outremèr"...

In the afternoon we visit the lovely monastery of Elne, with its famous pillars. The day is filled with legends and (almost) forgotten stories.

Group Tours
We can be your local agent to arrange busses, accommo-dation, guides and tour managers, lunches and itineraries for touroperators, companies and schools.

We can also arrange complete coach trips or parts of a coach trip in southern Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.

We work with touroperators, companies, schools, authors, celebrities, film crews and organisations to create a wonderful, well organised tour in this unique part of France.


If you would like to create your own tour,
then send us an with your wishes!

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