Published on : 07 July 20202 min reading time
Well anchored between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Midi-Pyrénées region offers its visitors a wide range of discoveries, in a setting of remarkable greenery.
A very rich natural heritage
The Midi-Pyrénées region is full of riches, which allow you to discover it at any time. It starts with the great variety of landscapes, the high mountains with their picturesque sites (Cirque de Gavarnie, high-altitude lakes…) are linked to the equally remarkable valleys (Gorges du Tarn and de l’Aveyron, vallée de la Dordogne…), where nature is preserved and protected in four regional natural parks. At the bend of these walks, the major sites line the road, such as the cities of Albi, Toulouse, Cahors or Lourdes, and are embellished with architectural masterpieces, such as the Millau viaduct, all in a preserved medieval atmosphere.
A culture to discover
But the Midi-Pyrénées region also draws its strength from its culture and traditions, which its inhabitants are proud to share with you. A crossing point for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela (Discover the Aygues Vives Luzenac, a stopover in Ariège), the region offers an opportunity to discover a very well-preserved heritage of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with Cathar culture, Gothic cathedrals and medieval villages in particular. Most of these emblematic places are the scene of festivals all year round.
Gastronomy is not to be outdone, for this region renowned for its culinary diversity. This is how we can appreciate very famous products, such as truffles, foie gras, Roquefort, a good hundred products with quality designations.