Visit Midi Pyrenees
The Midi Pyrenees is France's largest region, bigger than both Belgium and Switzerland yet home to fewer than two million people. It's a young region, created during the French government's regionalisation campaign of the 1970s, and thus the Midi Pyrenees share many different and distinct identities.
One of the most distinctive variations is in the Midi Pyrenees architecture. In the south red tiled roofs signal a slow ascent into southern Europe, whilst in the north the familiar French slate dominates. Toulouse is the region's cosmopolitan capital and economic hub. It's also home to one-third of the region's population and is the gateway to this otherwise sparse and beautifully rural southern region.
The Midi Pyrenees region is, perhaps unsurprisingly, France's most important agricultural region. The north is largely dominated by low-lying farmland and it produces some of France's most distinctive products beneath the beating southern sun. Both Armagnac and Roquefort cheese are local creations and arrive at local markets in huge quantities.
Meanwhile in the south, the Pyrenees rises sharply to a height of 3,000 metres. Popular with hikers in summer and skiers in winter, this is rugged mountain country at its best - and a trip here is well worth including in a tailor-made holiday.
Top itineraries in Midi Pyrenees
From world-leading gastronomy and viticulture to fortified medical cities and pretty coastal towns, this tailor-made self-drive takes in the highlights both urban and rural of France's beautiful Occitanie region.
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Where to go in Midi Pyrenees
Toulouse is known affectionately as the Ville rose - the pink city - thanks to the warm, sun drenched local brick used through the streets of its historic centre. The regional capital of the Midi Pyrenees, Toulouse is a bustling hub surrounded by quiet rural countryside to the north and the rolling…
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