Situated in the heart of south-west France, the Midi-Pyrénées stretches
from the wooded hills of the Dordogne to the river valleys of the
Pyrénées. It is one of the largest regions in France, with ancient
towns, villages, castles, Romanesque churches and a very deep history.
If you’re in search of small medieval villages, rolling hills and
wonderful landscapes in the mountains, this is the perfect place for
you! Nature lovers will be impressed by the region’s unique valleys,
incredible forests and lakes and Aveyron is a confirmed haven for
anglers, it's great
for cycling (and motorcycling), walking and boating too.
Caves at Foissac
Cloisters at Conques
is France's fourth largest town and the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées,
or "pink city" as it is also called and boasts an incredible
architectural wealth which bears witness to its long history. During
the Renaissance period, Toulouse made its fortune thanks to the Woad
trade in particular. Colossal fortunes were made at the time, as
illustrated by the sumptuous town houses that still stand today (don't
miss the "Maison d'Assézat", which houses the Bemberg foundation and
its collection of paintings).
The River Lot
The Cathedral of
St-Gervais at Lectoure
If you prefer to travel by boat, the Lot river is one of the prettiest
in France. Winding through the old province of Gascony (dubbed French
Tuscany), its glassy waters carve a path through limestone cliffs,
dotted with the occasional château or village nestling precariously on
an overhanging crag. The dramatic beauty of the Pyrénées peaks are home
to around 35 ski resorts.
Midi Pyrenees is a very rich area, culturally and historically: typical
19th century castles and museums, as well as enchanting palaces and
amazing cathedrals, so many special places you're sure to
It is a very rural
region, producing a large range of crops, maize, tobacco, soya,
sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, tomatoes, beans, kiwis, melons,
strawberries, apples, pears, plums and peaches. Midi-Pyrénées is very
famous for its gastronomy, whether in a Château or in a local
restaurant, you will taste excellent foie gras, cassoulet, Roquefort
and drink excellent local wines.
The Midi Pyrenees Region has an unquestionable landscape diversity, a
very good asset for tourism, especially in areas where the natural
beauty of the relief and the unique historical heritage become
rivals. If you want to find out more about the area before your holiday, we recommend you look at the Aveyron Tourism website.
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