Midi-Pyrénées

The softness of the South West

A style of living where the latest technologies live in harmony with tradition, wealth of patrimony and gastronomy. Here, the history is written in the stone: the pink brick of Toulouse and the country homes of the Lauragais, the Gascony dovecotes of the Gers, the ochre colored stone walls and natural slate roofs of its chateaux and the charming villages, make these regions privileged tourist destinations.

Toulouse, the CapitoleToulouse is the major town of the South West France, 2nd university town in France, aeronautical capital, and dynamic metropole. All made of brick, roman terracotta tiles bathed in light, the 'Ville Rose' (pink town), is dedicated to art, culture, science and research. Sport is equally honored, especially the rugby with the European champions Stade Toulousain.

Foie gras, a world famous regional productThe Gers: home of d'Artagnan and the musketeers, this department offers luminous rolling landscapes with characteristic flavors and tones such as fields of sunflowers and vineyards due to the exceptional climate, often called the Tuscany of France. The charm of its local festivities the bull fighting of Vic-Fezensac, Jazz in Marciac, renowned markets and world famous regional products such as Armagnac, the floc de Gascogne and the foie gras ... make this department a very hospitable destination.

The Pyrenees mountainThe Pyrenees mountain range of southwest Europe extends lengthwise along an east-west direction for a distance of approximately 430 km between France and Spain, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The Pyrenees is the massif of contrasts with beautifully preserved villages, modern ski resorts, thermal spas, famous cycling tours and summer walks.

The Lot, land of wines: after Cahors, the Lot valley widens, the cliffs give way to the terraces, it's there that thrive Cahors wines appreciated since the Middle Ages by the kings and nobles on limestone slopes of the hills around Montcuq, the vineyards of the Coteaux du Quercy have found their place, without forgetting the country wine of the Lot, including that cultivated around Rocamadour.