The Muret area is a commune that is just to the south-west of the city of Toulouse, in the region of Midi-Pyrenees. This is in the south-west of France. Although the Muret area is right beside Toulouse, it has refused to be incorporated into the city and is therefore a separate suburb in its own right. Your holidays in the Muret area will be spent in a part of France that offers plenty of interesting and historic attractions, plus there are numerous activities to indulge in whilst here. The self catering accommodation in the Muret area will offer you that real home away from home feel and all properties come equipped with all of the main facilities you will need. You may even find some larger villas in the area, many of which boast the use of a swimming pool.
There is some glorious countryside surrounding the Muret area and this will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy hiking treks and nature walks. Other popular activities widely available in the area include swimming, canoeing and kayaking, golf, tennis, les boules (a French game similar to bowls), horse riding and cycling. If you decide to stay in self catering accommodation in the Muret area during the winter months, it is worth noting that there are several skiing resorts within a short driving distance in the Pyrenees mountains.
Of course, the first city you will want to take a look around, during your holidays in the Muret area will be Toulouse which is just a very short drive north-east. There are numerous interesting architectural attractions to catch in Toulouse, plus a myriad museums, shops, restaurants and everything else to keep you happy for a full day or more. You might also like to think about day trips to Pau, Carcassonne and Narbonne. Roman Catholic visitors to the area might like to seize the opportunity to visit Lourdes which is only a couple of hours’ drive south-west. One last suggestion really does make for a lovely excursion and this is to head south to the principality of Andorra. This would certainly prove to be a very pleasant highlight of your time in the area.
You can expect to experience a mild climate on your holidays in the Muret area, although not quite Mediterranean. Average temperatures between the months of May and September should easily hit above 22 degrees Celsius (making these months the most popular); whilst between December and February they will tend to hover close to the 10 degrees mark and chilly nights cannot be ruled out at this time of the year.
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is conveniently close to the self catering accommodation in the Muret area and therefore the best bet for travel from the UK. Jet2.com, Easyjet and British Airways operate flights from airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (NCL).