Spectacular mountain scenery and bright sunflower fields
The Pyrenees comprises the Midi-Pyrenees, at the centre of which is Toulouse, and the Pyrenees Orientales, which belongs to the southern Languedoc and borders Andorra and Spain. Together they form a stunning area of France, with pretty towns and swathes of sunflower fields and vineyards, which steadily rise to become the mountainous landscape of the Pyrenees themselves.
The Midi-Pyrenees is famous for its gastronomy, as well as being the proud home of the musketeer d’Artagnan, immortalised by Alexandre Dumas. It’s a place that dances to nature’s rhythm; from the wooded valleys of Aveyron, through the charming towns of Albi, Auch and Toulouse, to the breathtaking scenery of the Pyrenees National Park, it’s a captivating region where humanity exists in harmony with its surroundings. The Pyrenees Orientales stretches from the mountains to the Mediterranean coast, and features as much variety as its larger counterpart. Perpignan is one of its main attractions, an enchanting town declared the centre of the world by Dalí. The beach at Collioure is also a fine place to spend the day, while the area around Mount Canigou is truly magical.
The Pyrenees is a region that provides walking and cycling for all ages and abilities – the huge mixture of landscapes means visitors can select exactly the style and scenery they prefer for the perfect active holiday.
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Classic Canal du Midi
Ancient cities and idyllic waterways
Embark on a fascinating journey across South West France from Toulouse to the Mediterranean sea. Cycle along the tree-lined towpaths of the UNESCO-listed Canal du Midi, over beautiful stone bridges and through some of the prettiest...
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