is the largest region in France, and is bigger than Belgium. It
stretches from the Massif Central to the Pyrenees, and includes most of
Gascony. Apart from the area round the regional capital Toulouse, it is
a very rural area. Among the most visited places in Midi-Pyrenees are
historic cities of Toulouse, Cahors, Albi and Rodez. The most popular
holiday area is the high Pyrenees, which form the border between France
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part of the larger region of Occitanie, which also includes Languedoc
to the southeast, Midi-Pyrenees is
the region centred on the city of Toulouse. In the Middle Ages, this
part of France was an autonomous state, and in many ways even today it
seems a long way from Paris... which indeed it is.The north of
Midi-Pyrenees includes the hill country of the Aveyron and the Lot; the
middle of the region is the gently undulating plain of the Garonne,
while on its southern fringe the region is mountainous,
including most of the French Pyrenees and their foothills. For more on
this area see Midi
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Midi-Pyrenées / Gascony
Hotels in the Lot
- Hotel in Souillac ( 46 Lot)
the *** Pavillon
is a charming independent hotel in a Renaissance building in the middle
of Souillac, a quiet little town in the hill country of the Lot, close
to the Dordogne. Souillac is beside the A20
Paris-Toulouse motorway. Hotel with plenty of character,
and friendly helpful staff. Very good reviews.
- Saint Cirq Lapopie
le Saint Cirq
Attractive *** hotel with swimming pool, and views to Saint Cirq
Lapopie, which really merits its label as one of the "plus beaux
villages de France". Very quiet location surrounded by vineyards. No
restaurant, but a free minibus service over to the restaurants in Saint
Hotels in Ariège and High Pyrenees
- Near Lourdes (65 Hautes Pyrénées)
The Domaine de Ramonjuan
is a three star country-club style hotel located in a picturesque
Pyrenean valley, in a calm and unspoilt natural environment.
Fifteen rooms, restaurant, tennis, outdoor pool - an ideal location for
a rural break.
Mirepoix (09 -
is located just off the D119 Mirepoix - Carcassonne road, near Malgoude
some 5 miles east of Mirepoix. Delightful rural setting
fields and hills, a "dream location" according to more than one review.
Good restaurant, friendly helpful Anglo-French owners.
Near Foix (09 -
Ariège) - mountain
near Saint Girons
In a rural location in the Pyrenees, south of St. Girons, this is a
small auberge well off the beaten track. Restaurant, free
great base for rambling or cycling in the Ariège Pyrenees.
nine rooms. Good value for money.
Hotels in the Aveyron
- Bozouls, near
(12 - Aveyron) Hotel
two star hotel
in the small town of Bozouls, north of Rodez. The hotel is perched on
the lip of a dramatic gorge, and rooms and the restaurant look out over
it. The restaurant offers good food in an attractive environment.
- Onet le Chateau, near Rodez
Chateau de Fontanges
*** Hotel in a listed 16th century château. 48 rooms, quality
restaurant, sauna, pool, mature garden. Hotel next to 18-hole golf
course. Just outside Rodez, in the direction of Conques.
Hotels in the Tarn
Albi and Cordes-sur-Ciel (81
is a small private hotel with five ensuite rooms, in a country house
built in 1844. Quiet rural location, swimming pool, gardens, free
bicycle hire, and a friendly and personal welcome from the owners.
Evening meals possible if booked in advance.
(81 - Tarn)
La Verrerie. Attractive and well appointed
two-star hotel in an old traditional
building close to the old centre of this small town famous for its
vineyards. The hotel stands in its own grounds, and offers a calm and
pleasant environment. Careful. It is the only decent hotel in town, and
may be full. Book in advance.
Hotels in Haute Garonne
south of Saint Gaudens
(31 Hte. Garonne)
*** .With views to the Pyrenees, and pool, this hotel located in the
village of Sauveterre de Comminges is an ideal spot for a
short break or a relaxing holiday. A warm welcome, a good restaurant.
Not a cheap hotel, but reasonably priced for what it offers.
(31 Haute Garonne) north
** Small modern hotel with a good restaurant, about 10 km north of
Toulouse. Quiet location, particularly at the back of the hotel, where
the rooms look out over gardens and a park.
Hotels in the Gers
Condom (32 Gers)
de Laressingle .
Marvellous location just outside a mediaeval fortified village, this
former farmhouse is now a small auberge with eight rooms. Restaurant,
terrace. The rooms are simple but clean. Good reasonably priced
restaurant; good value for money.
le Domaine de Beaulieu
*** In a rural location in the heart of Gascony, the Domaine de
Beaulieu offers clean and comfortable contemporary accommodation in a
former Gers farmhouse. Eleven rooms, pool, sauna and hot tub. Garden.
Dinner available on request, otherwise good restaurants in Auch (2
- Marsolin,near Condom (32 Gers)
Lous Grits .In
a typical small Gers village, this is a small chateau-hotel located on
the ancient pilgrimage route to Compostella. Decorated to a high
standard with refinement and taste, this is a bijou location for anyone
looking for a night or two of four-star quality in the heart of
Gascony; but with only five rooms, advance reservation is essential.
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