of Midi-Pyrenees is the largest in France and has eight departments: Ariege (09), Aveyron (12), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Lot (46), Hautes-Pyrenees (65), Tarn (81) and Tarn-et-Garonne (82).
Neighbouring regions are Aquitaine,
The regional capital of
Midi-Pyrenees is Toulouse.
There are plenty of breathtaking things to see in the
Midi-Pyrenees from the religious sights of Moissac abbey and
Lourdes to the wonderful village of cliff-hanging Rocamadour and 13th century
'bastide' of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
The 'bastides', or new towns as they were called in the Middle Ages,
of Gascony and the Albigensian area should definitely be on your 'must visit' list.
Whether circular, semi-circular or square, the bastides of Gascony distinguish themselves
by their diversity. Here is a 10-stage discovery tour of the land of d'Artagnan.
in the Albigensian Area:
Discover some of the most beautiful bastides in the Midi-Pyrenees
region; between Albi and Montauban.
Exceptional feats of transportation architecture
include the Canal du
Midi and the motorway viaduct at Millau.
The Midi-Pyrenees region is also famous for foie gras, tender lamb
from Gers and Roquefort cheese and to wash it down there's wines from Cahors, Fronton,
Gaillac and Madiran with Armagnac brandy to complete your gastronomic feast.
Conseil regional Midi-Pyrenees:
22, boulevard du Marechal-Juin - 31406 Toulouse.
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54,boulevard de l'Embouchure - 31022 Toulouse.
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