About Midi Pyrénées
Unspoiled countryside, magnificent mountains and rushing rivers make up the region of the Midi Pyrénées, where the warm climate produces great wines and the landscape is home to much wildlife and many trails for those wanting to explore.
With magnificent mountains and vast areas of unspoiled countryside, plus a year round warm climate, Midi Pyrénées is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Some of the greatest French rivers; the Lot, Tarn and the splendid Garonne flow through this region's diverse landscape of golden plateaux, wild woodlands, gorges, lakes and mountains. You can also discover a wealth of history, culture and architecture by exploring bastide towns, Romanesque churches and historic castles. Nature lovers should head to the Pyrenees National Park to spot fabulous wildlife including eagles, vultures and even endangered brown bears.
Alternatively, the Massif Central has breathtaking scenery and is a haven for hikers, bikers and kayakers.
Cuisine of Midi Pyrénées
Black truffles. World famous Roquefort cheese ripened on oak shelves in rock caves. Goat's cheese from Rocamadour. Pavé du Quercy, a traditional cake decorated with nuts, raisins and crystallised cherries.
What's on the menu?
Cassoulet de Toulouse, a stew of goose or duck, pork and white beans with garlic and spices. Piperade Basque, a dish of chopped onions, sweet peppers and tomatoes sautéed in olive oil.
What to drink
Dark red wine from Cahors. Armagnac.
Why visit Midi Pyrénées?
- Black wines of the Cahors region
- Dramatic cliffside village of Rocamadour
- Hearty cuisine of cassoulet stews
- The stunning Gouffre de Padirac cave
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Attractions in Midi Pyrénées
Les Croisières Fénelon
Take a beautiful river cruise underneath the medieval Pont…
Musée de Henri Martin
Inside the former Bishop's palace is the Musée de Henri Martin…
Gouffre de Padirac
A spectacular chasm leading into a huge cave system, the Gouffre…
La Forêt des Singes
Get up close to 130 barbary macaque monkeys at La Forêt des…
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