The most beautiful cities of Midi-Pyrénées

The most beautiful cities of Midi-Pyrénées

    Albi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Albi grew up around the original cathedral and episcopal group of buildings. From walls to roofs, structures to cladding, red brick and tiles are everywhere. Along with Toulouse and Montauban, Albi is one of the main cities built in Languedoc-style brick.                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Auch is a very welcoming town. Its prestigious architectural heritage, witness of a past laden with history will captivate you. Its culinarytraditions in perfect harmony with nature will satisfy your palate.

    Enfolded by the Lot, Cahors, with its attractive streets, golden tiles, venerable plane-trees and busy bustling boulevards, is busy reinventing la dolce vita in its own inimitable way. The town is an open invitation to take a pleasant stroll.

    A typical Pyrenean village. Discover an exceptional environment in the heart of the Pyrénées Natural Park, a setting where the association between man and nature has been recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. 

    For over a century, the Sanctuary is faithful to its mission of welcoming and helping those who spend a time on pilgrimage there. Lourdes appears to be the second most frequented place ofpilgrimage after Rome.

    Remarkable witness of History, the town of Millau shelters lots of buildings and treasures of architecture, of which 11 of them are listed as ancient monuments. Come and see Millau Viaduct as well, the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in the world and one of the most outstanding constructions of the beginning of this century. 

    Listed as a city of Art and History, Montauban is the oldest of the bastides of Southern France. This pink brick city has kept its own identity, renovated its monuments, witnesses of an eventful history.

    Take an extraordinary journey through a surprising world of strangely formed rocks. Water and wind have sculpted these contorted shapes in the grey stone of the Causses Noir, creating a fantastic world of bewitching forms.

    Revel, with its octagonal shape and original grid street pattern, is nearly unique in France as a perfect example of a bastide, founded at the foot of the Montagne Noire (the Black Mountains).

    A sanctuary, a legend: Rocamadour is magic all the way up. A dream built of stone, perfectly poised above the Alzou gorge, this place ofpilgrimage is a fusion of earth and sky. A church in the cliffside, a suspended village, a castle in the air...

    Rodez welcomes you for a stay at the center of Aveyron, offering you “City Pleasures in the Heart of the Countryside”. Visit the cathedral, Notre Dame de Rodez, the Fenaille Museum and the Haras National Stud Farm before strolling through the historic center of Rodez.

    Ideally situated in the heart of Southern France, the cosmopolitan and enthusiastic Ville Rose joyously mixes heritage and lifestyle, greatcultural events and festival pleasures. Toulouse is an absolute must for everyone wanting to explore France.

    Lying between the Lot and the Aveyron, the countryside around Villefranche-de-Rouergue reveals its secrets which go back thousands of years : cave dwellings from prehistoric times, castles, Romanesque and Gothic churches, monasteries and abbeys, royal walled towns left us by the men of Middle Ages.