Midi-Pyrénées, France

Midi-Pyrénées, France

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Where to stay around Midi-Pyrénées?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,218 holiday lettings near Midi-Pyrénées. From 4,115 houses to 2,898 apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Midi-Pyrénées area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Midi-Pyrénées?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Midi-Pyrénées. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Spain: 134,773 holiday homes
  • Southern France: 126,617 holiday homes
  • Province of Barcelona: 8,054 holiday homes
  • Périgord: 4,666 holiday homes
  • Languedoc-Roussillon: 26,980 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Midi-Pyrénées! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Midi-Pyrénées?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Midi-Pyrénées with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Carcassonne: 2,344 holiday lettings
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: 2,021 holiday lettings
  • Toulouse: 720 holiday lettings
  • Domme: 1,598 holiday lettings
  • Cahors: 271 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Midi-Pyrénées?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Midi-Pyrénées are:

  • Sarlat-la-Caneda (XSL-Aerodrome de Sarlat): 2,648 self catering accommodations
  • Blagnac Airport (TLS): 740 self catering accommodations
  • Mont De Marsan (XMJ): 175 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Midi-Pyrénées?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Midi-Pyrénées. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne: 1,165 holiday rentals
  • Cevennes National Park: 382 holiday rentals
  • Pas de la Casa Resort: 248 holiday rentals
  • Soldeu Ski Resort: 246 holiday rentals
  • Pyrenees National Park: 1,278 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Midi-Pyrénées listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Midi-Pyrenees, France

The Midi-Pyrenees, France is the largest region in the country, and borders Spain to the south. It is a land-locked region, but has a wealth of landscapes, encouraging participation in a huge wealth of activities, and with holiday homes, villas and rental properties to suit all holiday makers. Midi-Pyrenees is situated at the end of the Pyrenean chain, and the peaks of Vigenemale and Pic du Balaitous are both over 10,000 feet.

Things to do in Midi-Pyrenees, France

These regions of Haute-Pyrenees and Haute-Garonne are of course a prime holiday destination for ski and snowsports. A holiday home in the Midi-Pyrenees gives you access to great downhill skiing at Bagneres and La Mongie, 45 miles of cross-country skiing on the Plateau de Beille, and international standard snowboarding facilities at St Lary Soulan.

During the summer, the Midi-Pyrenees, France, turns into a haven for walking, mountain biking, climbing, cycle touring, canyoning, kayaking, paragliding, horse riding and almost every other adventure sport imaginable. Taking a holiday home or Midi-Pyrenees rental villa provides the flexibility and privacy to enjoy a huge range of activities at for all experience levels and at a pace which suits you.

The area has undoubted natural beauty, and such variety of flora and fauna, that there are a number of important national parks to enjoy, especially the parks at Neouvielle, Haute-Languedoc and Causses du Quercy. UNESCO has placed the Cirque de Gavarnie on the World Heritage List, and there are fabulous trails up to it for both walkers and mountain bikers alike. Although Midi-Pyrenees has no coastline, the lakes and rivers provide ample opportunities for swimming, windsurfing, rowing, water skiing and sailing, all provided by specially equipped centres.

The thermal waters of the area have given rise to 17 spas in Midi-Pyrenees. Spa holidays have become quite popular amongst the jet set, especially in the Midi-Pyrenees where you can also engage in active sports. It is an idyllic spot for lovers of health and fitness, with ample sporting facilities and relaxing, therapeutic spas to rest weary limbs, and fully recuperate whilst on your Midi-Pyrenees holiday.

Places to holiday in Midi-Pyrenees, France

Ariege is described by most travel writers as wild but accessible. This is a good description. Walkers on the 3000 foot peaks can occasionally encounter bears, and there is top class trout fishing, kayaking and walking in the area. Also, for those interested in cycling, there is a stage of the Tour de France starting in Areige.

The Aveyron and Tarn valleys can also offer fabulous fishing, cycling, skiing, potholing and golf, but Aveyron is most noted for the pre-historic ruins especially at Najac, and fortified chateaus, as well as the world's tallest bridge, the Millau viaduct. Also not to be missed on any Midi-Pyrenees holiday are the Roquefort Caves, or the gothic Ste-Cecile Cathedral at Albi.

For gastronomic delicacies or culture, Lot villas and the surrounding valleys are the place to find truffles, goose, duck and dark Cahar wines to finish a feast prepared from a self-catering holiday cottage. The traditional fairs and music festivals in Gers are vibrant and fun for individuals, couples or families.

Midi-Pyrenees Weather

The Midi-Pyrenees bask in 2000 hours of sunshine a year. Summer temperatures resemble those of the Mediterranean, and are over 25°C for 60-80 days a year and temperatures do not drop below 20°C until October.

Travel to Midi-Pyrenees

There are many small airports in the region, Lourdes, Albi, Ariege and many others. Flights are not direct from the UK, but these smaller airports receive flights from Toulouse, Bordeaux and Barcelona. Alitalia, Air France, British Airways, BMI and other airlines all provide the one stop-over flights to the region from most all UK airports.

Attractions in and around Midi-Pyrenees

Looking for things to do while you're in Midi-Pyrenees? Local attractions include Cite de l'Espace, Japanese Garden Toulouse and Jardin Royal. Don't miss landmarks such as Rosary Basilica and Basilique Saint-Sernin, and unique cultural highlights such as Museum of the Augustins and Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Lombrives Cave and Gorges de la Frau. You could easily spend a day shopping at Victor Hugo Market, Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and The KASE Toulouse Saint-Rome. Fun activities in the city include Labyrinthe de Merville, Ramier Park and Base de Loisirs des 3 Lacs. Other popular places to visit in town include Place du Capitole, Place Nationale and St Pierre Abbey.