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Quick Facts
Capital Toulouse
Government French Region
Currency Euro (€)
Area 45,348km2
Population 2,865,000
Language French
Religion n/a
Electricity 220..230V, 50Hz. Outlets: CEE7/5 (protruding male earth pin), accepting CEE 7/5 (Grounded), CEE 7/7 (Grounded) or CEE 7/16 (non-grounded) plugs
Time Zone UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)

Midi-Pyrenees (French, Midi-Pyrénées; [1]) is a large inland region of south-west France. It is the largest region in Metropolitan France, based on area, it is larger than both Denmark and Belgium.




Other destinations[edit]

  • Lourdes - centre for the mystical veneration of Mary, mother of Christ, probably the most-visited destination within the region with over 6 million visitors a year
  • Bagnères-de-Bigorre - picturesque spa town located mid-way between Lourdes and Tarbes at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains. Popular base for skiers (winter), cyclists and hikers (summer) and other outdoor sport enthusiasts.
  • Parc National des Pyrenees - Bosting a huge array of fauna and flora this parc will suit a wide range of visitors from mountain climbers to naturalists.



Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The main international airport for the region is at Toulouse. There are also airports at Pau, Lourdes/Tarbes, Biarritz and Carcassonne, that are used by Ryanair.

By train[edit]

For the fastest access by train, take the TGV from Paris to Toulouse

By car[edit]

678 km to Toulouse from Paris, via the A20 and the A62 motorways

Get around[edit]

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  • Albi and its famous Toulouse Lautrec museum
  • Carcassonne and its walled old town
  • Conques known for its abbey on the ways of Saint James
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel a breathtaking perched village
  • Gaillac for its wine tasting
  • Cahors and its unique medieval military bridge
  • Montauban and its Ingres museum
  • Lourdes and its sanctuary
  • Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges the Roman city, the Cathedral
  • Bastides medieval towns built during the 13th century
  • Saint Antonin Noble Val an ancient city in the beautiful Aveyron Gorge

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