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Midi-Pyrenees - France's Best Kept Secret?


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The attractive Midi Pyrenees region is situated in the south of France and sees million of visitors head to the area each year. This is an all the year around place to visit - with skiing in the winter and other outdoor activities in the Summer.

It is a relatively new area, created in the late 20th century and is named after the Pyrenees Mountains that are based at the southern limit of the region.

Access is easy with budget airfares to Pau, Rodez and Toulouse. There is good motorway access too although the tolls can be quite expensive if you are travelling by car from the channel ports.

Toulouse Capital of Midi Pyrenees is the popular tourist city of Toulouse, which has a population of around 600,000.

Located on the banks of the Garonne, it is best known for its culture and traditional trade fairs - although a number of well-known products have come from the area including Concorde and Airbus.

Residents of the city are also proud of its operatic traditions and visitors will always have plenty of choice when it comes to musical entertainment including dance, theatre and concerts.

Lourdes or the Pyrenees? Not far away is the little town of Lourdes located at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains.

The town has been renowned for its “miraculous cures" and religious significance since 1858 when young Bernadette Soubirous had numerous visions there.

Nearly three million tourists visit a dedicated shrine annually which has an underground church attached to it.

For those looking for something a bit more active, the Midi Pyrenees proposes a range of activities to entertain the more adventurous visitor.

Hundreds of centres and specialists are available to help people get to grips with rafting and hydrospeed, climbing or paragliding. The tourist sites will have a directory of all the activities that can be pursued in this region of France.

The landscape, including the stunning Lot Valley just below the Dordogne valley, also offers walking, horse riding and mountain biking.

Howard Farmer
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