Unspoilt countryside, villages of character and historical attractions, rivers and
canals, vineyards and towns typical of the South of France: Midi-Pyrénées is
all about discovery, new experiences and the human touch. Famous for its
gastronomy, friendliness and endearing charm, this region takes up much of
southwestern France between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Top 5 For 2016
Night At The Summit Of The Pic Du Midi
One of the most majestic summits in the Pyrenees, the Pic du Midi – 2877
metres high – is also an astronomy observatory and a Dark Sky International
Reserve. Now accessible to the general public, spend a magical night on the
summit dedicated to observing stars with an astronomer.
Meet The Last Descendent Of Toulouse-Lautrec
Nicole Tapié de Celeyran, the great-great niece of Toulouse Lautrec will be
delighted to show you around the Château du Bosc, where the artist used to
live as a child. A great add-on excursion to the Museum Toulouse-Lautrec in
Albi, which houses the largest collection of works by the artist.
The Tour De France On Electric Bikes
The Route des Cols itinerary runs along 386 km in Midi-Pyrenees, crossing such
mythical passes as the Col du Tourmalet and amazing mountain landscapes.
Now anyone can ascend the iconic Pyrenean stages of the Tour de France
effortlessly thanks to electric bikes!
Discover The Hidden Face Of Toulouse
Behind the somber facades and doors, Tolouse hides true treasures. The many
Renaissance mansions, built thanks to the woad trades, are home to some truly
stunning inner courtyards and well worth a visit. Why not stay at the new fivestar
hotel La Cour des Consuls, built in a former 16th-century private mansion?
Learn To Cook With A Chef
Chefs in Midi-Pyrenees are ready to share their savoir-faire and knowledge. At
the Halle aux Terroirs in Tarn, you will learn to cook regional specialities like the
famous “croquants de Cordes” or perhaps a menu inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec
recipes. You will of course also get to savour the creations and as a bonus be
advised on wine pairings.
What We Are Looking Forward To In 2016
New Tour In Lourdes
Beyond the spiritual aspect, Lourdes also has an important
historical and cultural heritage. “Evoking Lourdes in the Middle
Ages” is an historical tour reminding us of the medieval city of
Lorda, the former name of Lourdes, protected by its two fortified
lines, twelve towers and nestled up to the fortified castle.