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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Picturesque Villages of Comminges

Francois Hagnere takes us on an incredible tour to the South of Toulouse, France, at the foot of the Pyrenees.

This little village of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges lies at the foot of the Pyrenees and was once famous on the Roman road from Toulouse to Luchon. Rising sheer from the hill, the true acropolis soon became a capital-city with the Roman Empire. In 72 BC, Pompey enabled the place to progress by leaps and bounds. Excavations provided valuable information about the ancient city, its forums, theatre and thermae.
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