Midi-Pyrenees Vacation: Coronavirus Information
Most Midi-Pyrenees hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
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Admire the artistic flair and marvel at the unspoiled architecture in the Pink City’s core on the banks of the Garonne River.
4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)
Compans-Caffarelli is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Pierre Baudis Congress Center and Japanese Garden Toulouse.
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Toulouse South-East is well-liked for its parks and casinos. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Casino Theater Barriere of Toulouse and Stadium Municipal de Toulouse are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Faculté de Pharmacie Metro Station or Rangueil Station to get around.
A neoclassical town hall overlooks a majestic plaza, while the riverside basilica and nearby convent add to this historic and ornate district of Toulouse.
Toulouse Left Bank
4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)
The museums and parks are just a few things visitors like about Toulouse Left Bank. Zenith de Toulouse and Toulouse Hippodrome are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Bagatelle Station or Mermoz Station to get around the larger area.
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Top things to do in Midi-Pyrenees
With a lively major city, historic hillside fortresses and mountains ripe for hiking, this French region has everything you need for a memorable vacation. Midi-Pyrenees, a large and predominantly rural region in southern France, is mostly made up of towering mountains and rolling green hills. The region’s capital, Toulouse, is the go-to hub for dining and late-night entertainment. For a peaceful retreat among rural surrounds, head for one of the more secluded towns and villages.
The largest of France’s regions, Midi-Pyrenees was only recently made a province. Unlike the historic regions of France, Midi-Pyrenees was only designed in the 20th century to create a region around the growing city of Toulouse.
Toulouse is famous for its pink-hued architecture and cultural events. Wander around the atmospheric lanes of the Vieux Quartier (Old Town) and take a cruise down the UNSECO-listed Canal du Midi. Watch a game of rugby, a popular sport in the area, or attend an arts-themed event such as the Printemps de Septembre (Contemporary Art Festival) in the fall.
Discover beautiful boulevard terraces in the city of Cahors, where the Valentré Bridge serves as a symbol of the local pride. For medieval sights, stop in Rocamadour, a village built on the side of a cliff, overlooking a vast canyon. Surrounding Rocamadour is the Causses du Quercy Regional Nature Park, the perfect spot for woodland hikes.
Bring a swimsuit to take advantage of Midi-Pyrenees’ plentiful swimming spots. Wade into the pine and beach-fringed Lac de Saint Ferréol or plunge into the Dordogne River at the bottom of the Gluges Cliffs.
The f ive airports of Midi-Pyrenees give you plenty of options when flying to the region and a comprehensive train system ensures smooth travel upon arrival. The TGV (high-speed rail) connects to Paris, Lyon and Marseille, while the TER network serves regional destinations.
Bask in the summer sun in July and August when a strong heat beats down on the region or enjoy milder temperatures later in September and October. Spring is the best time for picturesque hikes as the new blossoms spread their pastel colors across the hillsides.
In the winter months, explore a different side of the region as you visit one of over 20 ski resorts that combine alpine adventures with a cozy village atmosphere.