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Toulouse - Pyrénées : what to do, what to see...

In Toulouse, Saint-Pierre bridge at sunset
Between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the valley of the Dordogne, this region boasts so many destinations famous for their unique character. The dizzying number of historical and natural marvels offered by this region seems only a step away from Toulouse, where it’s irresistible to stroke the pink brickwork and soak up the warm, welcoming atmosphere. With UNESCO World Heritage sites and richly diverse terroir, you’re going to love all the “must-sees” and “not to be misseds”! 

• The city of Toulouse
• Carcassonne and its fortified city
• The Pic du Midi and its astronomical observatory
• The pretty hilltop town of Cordes-sur-Ciel
• The medieval town of Rocamadour
• The Episcopal City of Albi
• Figeac, a town of art and history
• Cahors city centre
• Conques, one of France’s most beautiful villages
• The Great Staircase of Auch


• Turn back time in the castles of Cathar country
• Be transported by rhythm at the Marciac Jazz Festival
• Make the pilgrimage to Lourdes 
• Discover the fascinating life of astronauts at the Cité de l’Espace space theme park in Toulouse
• Take in a concert or performance at the Les Abattoirs modern and contemporary art centre in Toulouse
• Feel tiny as you gaze up at Albi Cathedral
• Walk the Cirque de Gavarnie path
• Study every detail of the capitals of the Moissac Abbey cloisters
• Meditate on the depth of blackness at the Musée Soulages in Rodez
• Walk part of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrims’ way


• Cassoulet
• Gimblettes Albigeoises, delicious little cakes
• Toulouse sausage
• Duck in all its guises (stew, pâtés, preserve, cassoulets, etc.)
• Cabécou cheese
• Croustade aux Pommes
• Tarbais beans
• Malbec
• A fillet of Aubrac beef
• Truffles


• A Laguiole knife
• Gloves from Millau
• Cachous lajaunie liquorice sweets
• Foie gras
• A bottle of Armagnac
• Some Roquefort cheese
• Violettes de Toulouse candies
• A natural horn comb from Ariège
• Donkey milk soap from the Pyrenees
• Berlingots boiled sweets from Cauterets

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