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Midi-Pyrenees

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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  • Durfort-Lacapelette, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
    Durfort-Lacapelette, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees×

    Teyssieres et Peyrasse

    Durfort-Lacapelette, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

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    Ref: FG233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    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 and the Cana;-du-Midi. Riding at Lauzerte, also at St Nicolas-de-la-Grave, with its...

  • Tasque, nr. Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees
    Tasque, nr. Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees×

    Tasque, nr. Tarbes

    Tasque, nr. Tarbes, Midi-Pyrenees

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    Ref: W15086
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This charming old stone house enjoys a private swimming pool and offers the perfect opportunity to explore the Gers region.
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    These two charming holiday properties (ref W15086 and W15087) are situated in the Gers region, an area characterised by sleepy bastide villages and rolling hills, with the Pyrénées visible to the south. La Maison Rouge (ref W15086, with private swimming pool) is a beautiful old stone house that has been tastefully restored creating a very comfortable and welcoming holiday home. In the garden, a covered dining terrace sits next to the very inviting private outdoor swimming...

    Tasque, nr. Tarbes
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  • Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
    Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees×

    Puech Gaubil

    Cahuzac-sur-Vère, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

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    Ref: F81112
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A charming and very spacious traditional stone built farmhouse with a separate guest cottage
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    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...

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