Rolling green countryside holding fortified towns and villages, the Midi-Pyrénées is the largest and most sparsely populated region of France has an air of the past in its daily life and the many farmers
markets add to the atmosphere.
The Midi-Pyrénées region holds much more than this however, where ancient château and historic
buildings abound, and the landscape can change from the plains to
dramatic gorges and climb up to the ski resorts of the Pyrénées, the largest being the
Mongie resorts, with Plateau de Beille noted for its cross-country runs.
On the banks of the river Garonne, Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées, is known as 'la ville rose', its older
buildings being built from rose-red brick. Among many attractions of this city are its unusual
Cathedral and its Saint-Sernin Basilica.
Cahors is a captivating old town with its picturesque Valentré Bridge, its cobbled medieval streets and enclosed gardens.
In excess of 4 million people visit Lourdes each year, the majority pilgrims to the Grosse Massabielle where
Bernadette Soubirous experienced her visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858.
An ideal way to see the beauties of this region is to take a boating holiday on the river Lot, starting from Douelle some 23km from Cahors.
CRUISING THE WATERWAYS OF MIDI-PYRÉNÉES
Wide gorges and towering limestone cliffs will be part your journey as you travel through some breathtaking scenery and
amazing highlights such as the medieval town of Cahors and the fascinating Pech Merle caves.
The Lot valley is renowned for the wild birds that can be seen including majestic eagles, colourful kingfishers and graceful
herons. A bird watcher's delight.
WALKING THE GR10 TRAIL
The GR10 Trail is one of the world’s great journeys. Winding through the French Pyrenees for almost 900
kilometres and including 49000m of ascent and descent this is a walk of epic proportions. Linking the Atlantic Ocean and the
Mediterranean sea the GR10 takes in rugged mountain wilderness, charming villages and welcoming pastoral landscapes. The memories
you will take away from the GR10 will include the people you meet, the charm of her mountain people and the unique cultures
experienced on your walk through the Pyrenees.
Tackling the full 900km of the GR10 involves two months walking so we offer the GR10 over eight sections of
7 nights and 6 days walking, which can be walked individually or combined. This way you can sample the delights of the GR10 over
several visits or tackle the whole route over one glorious summer.
Regardless of whether you would like to spend a week, a few weeks or a couple of months walking the GR10 our destination and
adventure specialists can help you plan every aspect of your journey. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming
you to the GR10 and the Pyrenees.
Price from £615 (pp)
Duration: 6 days & 7 nights per section
Tripcode: Choose from 9 options
Accommodation: Hotels, high mountain refuges, guesthouses and gites.
Availability: Mid May - September
For information on all our walking holidays in France
|Self-Catering Apartments in Midi-Pyrenees |
|LES TROIS DOMAINES|
[Ax Trois Domaines]
Summer season: 04/05/2013 to 22/09/2013114
|The Ax-Les-Thermes residence enjoys a privileged location. Built with traditional materials in the region, it fits perfectly into the landscape. The residence has a heated outdoor pool. The apartments, decorated with care, offer all modern comforts: fully equipped kitchen, TV, balcony or loggia ...|
Summer season: 08/06/2013 - 15/09/201360
|In the heart of the resort, the residence faces the South/South-West and offers a very beautiful view all over the Cerdagne.
|LE PIC DU MIDI|
Summer season: 15/06/2013 to 31/08/201363
|On the flanks of the Pic du Midi, the 'La Mongie' residence is south-facing, 500 m from the centre. The residence features an indoor heated pool and a fitness area. Apartments with all the mod cons you would expect: fitted kitchen, TV, terrace or loggia.
A resort with unspoilt countryside, popular with hikers. 500 m from the town centre.
Summer season: 06/07/2013 to 01/09/201364
|The residence benefits from a perfect location, 300 m from shops and activities. Built in traditional
local materials, guarantees an exotic and traditional holiday. The apartments are decorated with care and feature all the mod
cons for maximum comfort: fitted kitchen, TV, duvets, balcony...
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|LES RIVES DE L'AURE|
[Saint Lary Soulan]
Summer season: 29/06/2013 to 31/08/2013106
|In the heart of the village, next to a river. The residence gives easy access to the spas via a pedestrian footpath.
For relaxation: an outdoor heated pool with solarium and a childrens play area.