When you are driving through the south central region of France be sure to visit the old town of Tulle.
How old is Tulle? Well Tulle was settled by the Gauls, then the Romans established a temple there, and in the seventh century a monastery was built which was destroyed by the Vikings in 846…so you figure it out!!!
Yes, Tulle is the home of the starchy, sometimes scratchy, net-like fabric that ballet costumes are made of. And, it is also the world accordion capital. (Did you know a single accordion has between 3500 and 6800 parts and takes more than 200 hours to make.. and can cost up to €9000, about $11,700?) Usine Maugein - the last of the traditional accordion makers still produces instruments in Tulle.
But more importantly, Tulle is the scene of a really nice 4-day street music festival (Nuits de Nacre - September) and it is a GREAT place to just get off the beaten path… and roam around a bit.
Take a look at this video… Great isn’t it? Want more information? Contact me. Let me help you plan the ‘roaming’ tour of your dreams.