This region in the south of France (just north-west of Perpignan) is very rich in history thanks to its many old villages and Cathare castles. The "garrigue" scenery alternates with vineyards and lovely river that offer a welcome respite from the summer heat. Enjoy the photos from the Corbières.
The Val d'Aran is a region of the Pyrénées on the Spanish side, with beautiful scenery (lakes, meadows, flowers, mountains), pretty villages like Salardu and Unha, impressive views on the Maladetta peaks and great hikes, like the lakes of Colomers, near Bahns de Tredos. See here the photos from the Val d'Aran