With an area of 45,349 km�, the r�gion
of Midi-Pyr�n�es is the largest in France and has eight d�partements: Ari�ge (09), Aveyron (12), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Lot (46), Hautes-Pyr�n�es (65), Tarn (81) and Tarn-et-Garonne (82).
The regional prefecture of
Midi-Pyr�n�es is Toulouse.
Neighbouring regions are Aquitaine,
There are plenty of breathtaking things to see in the
Midi-Pyr�n�es from the religious sights of Moissac abbey and
Lourdes to the wonderful village of cliff-hanging Rocamadour and 13th century
'bastide' of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
The 'bastides', or new towns as they were called in the Middle Ages,
of Gascony and the Albigensian area should definitely be on your 'must visit' list.
Whether circular, semi-circular or square, the bastides of Gascony distinguish themselves
by their diversity. Here is a 10-stage discovery tour of the land of d'Artagnan.
in the Albigensian Area:
Discover some of the most beautiful bastides in the Midi-Pyr�n�es region; between Albi
Exceptional feats of transportation architecture include the Canal du
Midi and the motorway viaduct at Millau.
The Midi-Pyrenees region is also famous for foie gras, tender lamb
from Gers and Roquefort cheese and to wash it down there's wines from Cahors, Fronton,
Gaillac and Madiran with Armagnac brandy to complete your gastronomic feast.
Conseil r�gional Midi-Pyr�n�es:
22, boulevard du Mar�chal-Juin - 31406 Toulouse.
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54,boulevard de l'Embouchure - 31022 Toulouse.
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