Tourism - Haute-Garonne

The Haute-Garonne is a French department located in the Midi-Pyrenees region in southern France. The region has various landscapes, from the hilly regions of the north, bordering Gascony, to the mountainous Pyrenees and the Spanish border of the south of the department, with the famous Canal du Midi going through. Much of the department is covered with forests. This natural landscape is the main attraction for visitors, with numerous opportunities to explore the environment, from hiking in the summer to skiing in the Pyrenean mountains in winter.

The capital of the department is Toulouse, which is located in the north of the Haute-Garonne. In addition, Toulouse airport is a popular international arrival point.

Two towns that are worth a visit are Carbonne and Cazeres, and also the listed villages of Rieux-Volvestre and Saint-Sulpice-sur-Lèze.

The southern part of the Haute-Garonne includes many high peaks: Cagire;Crabioules; Gar; Literole; Lézat; Maupas; Perdiguère; Royo and Spijeoles.

There are several ski resorts, the best-known beeing “Le Mourtis”, “Luchon-Superbagneres” and “Peyragudes”.

St Bertrand de Comminges, a listed ‘most beautiful village’ in this southern part is really worth a visit. The remains of the Roman villa at Montmaurin are also in the Comminges region and are now a listed National Monument.

Top tourist cities in Haute-Garonne


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


Tourism Saint-Gaudens

Saint Gaudens is a town situated in the department of the High Garonne and the region Midi Pyrenees. Saint Gaudens constitutes a city step on the historic liaison Toulouse-Tarbes by the national road 117. Sights The collégiale Saint-Pierre The covered ...


Tourism Muret

Muret is situated in the department of the Haute-Garonne and the region Midi-Pyrénées. Muret is a very old city; she was populated as early as the neolithic period. Sights Lenient Coffees, the house that dates back in 1823 was laid out in tea parlor ...