Tourism - Midi-Pyrénées



Midi-Pyrénées is a region of France located in the southwest and that counts eight departments such as Ariege, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Hautes Pyrénées, Gers, Lot, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. Main cities are Foix, Rodez, Toulouse, Auch, Cahors, Tarbes, Albi and Montauban.

Midi-Pyrénées region is a Cathar country and the Saint-James way crossroads, it has many cities and sites of interests such as Toulouse, Albi, Figeac, Moissac and Montauban all listed as art and history cities. The cultural heritage is rich and possesses exceptional natural sites such as the ‘Pic du Midi’ the Lot and the Célé Valleys, the Tarn Gorges, Rocamadour and Corde-sur-Ciel as well as the caves of Niaux and the ones of Pech Merle. 

The region is also a large wine producing area with famous wines such as Cahors, Moissac, Madiran and many more.

Regional produce are Foie gras in Gers, Cassoulet in Casltelnaudary, the truffe in Lot, the Aligot in Aveyron and finally the cheeses with names like Roquefort, Rocamadour, Bleu des Causses.

Top tourist cities in Midi-Pyrénées

albi

Tourism Albi

On July 31st, 2010, the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO gathered in Brasilia recognized the universal Value exceptional of the episcopal City of Albi by registering it on the prestigious list of the world heritage in the category of cultural property. The ...


Must : Palais de la Berbie, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile

foix

Tourism Foix

Foix is the capital of the Ariège department, located in the Midi-Pyrenees. The city is dominated by its magnificent castle which stands on a rocky outcrop; a testimony to the glorious past of the medieval town of Foix. The city is expands its influence in this ...


Must : Château de Foix, Abbatiale Saint-Volusien

tarbes

Tourism Tarbes

Located in the heart of the Hautes-Pyrenees, the town of Tarbes is offrering a beautiful scenery and offers many activities such as skiing, hiking, walks in the garden Massey and its museum. You can also visit the beautiful Cathedral of the Sede, the Church of St. ...


Must : La maison natale du Maréchal Foch, Le musée de la Résistance

montauban

Tourism Montauban

Montauban is a town and capital of Tarn-et-Garonne department and Midi-Pyrénées region in France. Its 57 000 inhabitants are called the Montalbanais. The town is mostly made out of red bricks. Montauban was created in 1144 by the Count of Toulouse. The ...


Must : Musée Ingres, Pont Vieux

cahors

Tourism Cahors

Cahors, has been awarded the label "CITY OF ART AND HISTORY" and also the label "REMARKABLE GARDEN" by the Ministry of Culture. At every turn, history is everywhere. Cahors where taste is synonymous with the good life: black wine (pure malbec), ...


Must : Pont Valentré, Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Cahors

toulouse

Tourism Toulouse

Established By the Volques-Tectosages, Toulouse, also nick-named the "Pink Town" for the reflects of its lights on the bricks, is the 4th biggest French city. It also had two others nick-names : the "violets city" for its inceasing violet culture, ...


Must : Musée des Augustins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, Capitole de Toulouse

rodez

Tourism Rodez

Rodez is the main city of the Aveyron department housing nearly 25 000 inhabitants. City of history, in the heart of the Aveyron, between Millau Viaduct and Conques, Rodez offers all the good sides of a City in the countryside. Proud of its past wealth, Rodez has made ...


Must : Haras National de Rodez, Musée Fenaille, Musée Soulages

auch

Tourism Auch

Auch is 22,000 inhabitants city located in the Gers department and the Midi-Pyrenees Region, in the heart of the Great South-west of France between the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea and only one hour drive from Toulouse and the Pyrenees. The town of Auch is the ...


Must : Musée des Jacobins