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Vast horizons, an unspoilt and dramatic landscape of mountains, hills, valleys, lakes and rivers; stunningly beautiful countryside and remarkably well-preserved medieval towns and villages are all waiting for you when you holiday in this part of France; and we have plenty of villas in Midi-Pyrenees for you to select your accommodation.

Midi-Pyrenees, is situated in the south of the country close to the Pyrenees, covering an area stretching from the border with Spain in the south up to the highlands of the Massif Central in the north.

A mostly rural area, the Midi-Pyrenees boasts a stunning countryside of discovery as well as an array of historical sites to explore. The region has some extremely well-preserved chateaux, villages and walled ‘bastide’ towns dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. For a taste of regional culture, history and heritage try to find time to visit Lourdes, Cahors, Albi and Toulouse.

Attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage village of Gavarnie and the nearby Cirque de Gavarnie, a huge natural limestone circle in the Pyrenees, have attracted visitors from romantic painters and poets to scientists and botanists since the 16th century.

More modern but equally stunning is the Millau Viaduct, a bridge spanning the river Tarn near Millau which at 343m high is the tallest bridge in the world. Opened in 2004, it is lauded as one of the greatest engineering feats of all time affording spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Other attractions include the unspoilt medieval village of Conques, with its narrow streets and the commune of Rocamadour, which attracts visitors and pilgrims to its historic sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Set in a gorge, Rocamadour is perched high on a rocky plateau in what seems like an impossible position. It gives spectacular views over the Alzou Valley, attracting 1.5 million visitors every year.

More modern but equally full of history is the capital of the Midi-Pyrenees region, Toulouse. The only large metropolitan area in the region, Toulouse is situated on the banks of the River Garonne, but it retains a delightfully, intimate ‘village’ feel.

The ‘great outdoors’ is very big here and great walking and cycle routes, waymarked ways and traffic-free cycling are all around. And of course for the expert there are the legendary cols of the Tour de France just waiting for you in the Pyrenees!

The food and drink is as delicious as you would expect in France, with a plentiful array of cheeses and wines available. Armagnac brandy, produced in the south of France, is the drink of choice while dishes on offer are wide, varied and mostly made with fresh produce. One to try is the regional speciality cassoulet toulousain - a sort of bean casserole. Also popular are duck, foie gras and Melsat - a type of sausage very similar to British black pudding.

Take a look at our cottages in Midi-Pyrennes to start building a holiday experience in a part of France you''ll never forget.

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  • Teyssieres et Peyrasse

    Durfort-Lacapelette, Tarn-et-Garonne

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    3
    Ref: FG233

    This large detached farmhouse is at the end of a quiet lane serving a tiny hill-top hamlet of 3 houses, with restored old farm buildings and pigeonnier which overlook woods, orchards and rough meadows. Durfort-Lacapelette with restaurant, tennis and small supermarket 5 minutes’ drive. Wider choice of shops, supermarkets, bike hire at Moissac 10-min drive with its lovely abbey church cloister. Riding at Lauzerte, also at St Nicolas-de-la-Grave, with its large swimming lake/leisure park and windsurfing. 9 hole golf course at Espalais and Castelnau-Montratier, each 30 min drive. Visit Montauban, 35-min drive with attractive rose-pink brick buildings and fine view of the Tarn river from the 14th-century bridge. Explore the gorges of the Aveyron river, St Antonin-Noble-Val for canoeing, and the lovely hill-top medieval villages of Bruniquel and Cordes.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, wood-burning stove, French windows. Kitchen. Three bedrooms: Two twin, one single. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Shower room. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two twin, one plus single bed. Bathroom/WC

    • Garden with sloping banks
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1-1.9m)
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Table tennis
    • NB: Some first floor rooms have low beams, doors and ceilings.

    Location: 8km from Moissac (Roman abbey and cloister, river, Canal-du-Midi), 10km from Lauzerte (hill top village, Medieval square, views), 20km from St. Nicolas-de-la-Grave (lake, water sports, horse riding), 30km from Montauban (17th century arcades, 14th-century bridge).

  • Puech Gaubil

    Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Tarn

    Grade
    13
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: F81112

    A charming and very spacious traditional stone built farmhouse with a separate guest cottage. Sitting amidst 20 acres of private lawned and wooded grounds that include a swimming pool (unheated), games room and excellent fenced hard tennis court. This is a real family house that has been lovingly renovated with great sensitivity, offering modern amenities whilst retaining many original features. The guest cottage is situated across the courtyard and faces the pool. Situated near to the village of Cahuzac, it is mid-way between the medieval towns of Cordes and Gaillac on the River Tarn in the heart of one of the major wine growing areas of the Gaillac appellation. Gaillac wines are internationally held in very high regard and there are ample opportunities for sampling and buying them in the towns of this lovely region. The Toulouse Lautrec Museum and magnificent cathedral in Albi are only a 25-minute drive. Toulouse on the River Garonne is also within easy driving distance and offers opportunities for concerts and cultural activities of all kinds. Fly via Rodez, Carcassonne or Toulouse.

    Main house: Ground floor: Step to kitchen with open fire. Dining room. Living room with French door to garden. Utility/WC. Large games room. First floor: Three bedrooms: One kingsize, one twin, one single with en-suite shower room/WC. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment and shower cubicle. Second floor: Sitting room. Double bedroom with two additional single beds (for children). Shower room/WC. Annexe: Living room with patio doors to terrace/dining area/kitchen area. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Two separate open-tread staircases to first floor: Two bedrooms: One kingsize, one twin

    • Private garden
    • Covered terrace
    • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Oil central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Two CDs
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Tennis court
    • Table tennis, darts and small snooker table
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km E of Cahuzac-sur-Vère (general store, restaurants, bank, PO), 15km S of Cordes-sur-Ciel (medieval tourist village).

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