Great Sites of Midi Pyrenees
Great sites of Midi Pyrenees
Some sites are truly unique; these are places which are conjured up on the other side of the world, evocative names exchanged with emotion by travellers. Lourdes, Gavarnie, the Canal du Midi, Rocamadour, Albi, Toulouse, the Millau Viaduct…
Set against the Pyrenees, at the heart of south-western France, Midi-Pyrénées is definitely the region of the Great Sites. Symbolic, imposing or intimate, the great sites of the Midi-Pyrénées are the natural and cultural portals opening onto an area of shared experiences and pleasures, the marvellous jewels of an exceptional province.
Approximately 2 hours away from Dublin or Belfast by air, the Midi-Pyrénées region is an ideal destination for a short break. Some ideas for your short break escape: the hustle and bustle of Toulouse, the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi or the Cahors vineyards.
If culture and the ‘art of living’ is what draws you, why don’t you choose to visit some of the villages renowned for their painters, sculptors and other jazzmen (Cordes sur Ciel, the famous jazz festival in Marciac), the towns of Conques and Moissac on the pilgrim roads to Santiago de Compostela, the Ariège and Figeac taking you back through the centuries, and the religious towns of Lourdes and Rocamadour which attract believers from all over the world.
Looking for fresh air and wide-open spaces?
Then, head for the Pyrenees National Park! Stretching from east to west over 100 km, the park features a fully preserved and thriving environment. Pine forests, waterfalls, meadows, lakes, peaks... all you need to fill up your lungs with fresh clean air!
The Midi-Pyrénées counts more than one engineering feats! Defying the laws of physics, three sites will blow your mind, either propelling you through the air or navigating on water: the Pic du Midi, the Millau Viaduct and the Canal du Midi.
Whether you are going on a short break, immersing yourself in local history, discovering the wonders of nature or major engineering structures, Midi-Pyrénées has just your kind of holiday!
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