The Midi-Pyrenees region is located in the heart of south-western France. The region extends from the wooded hills of the Dordogne in the north, to the great river valleys in the center, and the majestic Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border to the south.
One of France’s largest regions with a landscape dotted with ancient towns, charming villages, castles, Romanesque churches and a rich history.
The Midi-Pyrenees region is known for its agriculture. The region produces a variety of crops including corn, soy, sunflowers, tobacco, wheat, tomatoes, a variety of beans, kiwis, melons, strawberries, apples, pears, plums and peaches.
The gastronomic excellence of the region is unquestioned. When staying in the Midi-Pyrenees region choose an upscale Relais & Châteaux or a tiny local inn. In either case, the food will delight and the local wines will deliver.
France’s 4th largest city, Toulouse, is the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region and is home to the French aerospace industry.
Heart of the South
The city of Toulouse is situated in the middle of the Midi-Pyrenees region of France. Toulouse is a 2,000 year old city with a rich and amazing history. Modern Toulouse is one of France’s main centers of industry. Toulouse is also France’s 4th largest city. Visitors will find a stroll along the Garonne and the Canal du Midi particularly pleasing. Toulouse is known as a friendly city with many open-air and covered markets featuring a wealth of locally produced produce, cheese, foie gras and wine.
PLACES TO SEE IN TOULOUSE
- The Saint-Sernin basilica
- Cathedral Saint Etienne
- Antique Dealer’s quarter
- Renaissance townhouses: hôtel de Bernuy, hôtel d’Assézat, hôtel de Pierre
- Musée des Abattoirs
- The Bazacle – a permanent exhibition space on the banks of the Garonne.
Also, visit the tourist office of Toulouse official website to learn more about Toulouse.