With its extremely varied scenery, the Midi-Pyrénées region is brimming with wonderful attractions, from natural and architectural treasures to traditional riches, through delightful culinary specialities. The famous Pyrenees mountain range with its splendid peaks, the impressive blockfield of Montpellier-le-Vieux, the immense cirques of Gavarnie and Troumouse, the peaceful Aubrac plateau and the romantic Canal du Midi, as well as cave art centres like the Pech-Merle and Niaux caves, lovely villages like Belcastel, Bruniquel, La Couvertoirade, Larressingle, Najac, Penne, Puycelsi, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Rocamadour, and charming medieval fortified towns like Beaumont-de-Lomagne, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Lauzerte et Saint-Clar, offer plenty to enchant lovers of nature and built heritage. The countless hiking trails and ski slopes in the region are sure to thrill fans of outdoor sports.
While exploring the Midi-Pyrénées area, you can also appreciate some fascinating cities like Albi and its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, Auch and its picturesque sidestreets, Cahors and its Valentré bridge, Cordes-sur-Ciel and its Gothic houses, Foix and its medieval castle, Lourdes and its sanctuaries, Millau and its famous viaduct, Montauban and its Place Nationale, Rodez and its Gothic cathedral or Toulouse and its Renaissance mansions.
The traditional festivals, colourful markets full of delicious flavours, and famous gastronomic specialities such as aligot, Roquefort, Toulouse cassoulet, Gers poultry and garbure stew, make Midi-Pyrénées a top destination for socialising and fine food.