Information about Midi-Pyrenees

Map of Midi-Pyrenees in France

Location of Midi-Pyrenees

Map of the major towns and cites in Midi-Pyrenees

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Regional capital : Toulouse

Departments / Counties of Midi-Pyrénées

Number Department Capital
12 Aveyron Rodez
82 Tarn et Garonne Montauban
81 Tarn Albi
65 Hautes Pyrénées Tarbes
32 Gers Auch
31 Haute Garonne Toulouse
9 Ariège Foix
46 Lot Cahors
A photo from Midi-Pyrenees

The region's important agricultural tradition (poly-culture, sheep farming in the mountains); suffered a large population exodus due to the Industrial revolution.

A very contrasted landscape, with the mountains reaching more than 3000m (providing excellent skiing), whilst further to the north there are fertile plains beside the rivers for agriculture.

During recent years an important electronic, avionic and space industry, has been centred around Toulouse. This has provoked radical changes in the local infrastructure and communications network.

Gites, Bed and breakfast, Chambres hotes

Chateau de Seguenville : The Gascon Chateau, situated 35 minutes from Toulouse airport, offers a style. On fine days our round swimming pool is a delight to our guests. Our chateau provides the perfect base from which to discover Gascony.

Ski chalets

Skiing in the Pyrenees :

The Pyrenees offer excellent skiing slopes, the great advantage is that the region is less expensive and less crowded than the Alps... By the way, the moutanins here are very beautiful.

Tourisme, travel, information

Universities, colleges, schools

Wines, vins

The Château of Cassaigne : Armagnac wine and distillery