France’s largest administrative region, the Midi-Pyrénées covers a geographic area bigger than Switzerland or the Netherlands and indeed, it has enough personality and character to be considered its own country. HousetTrip’s holiday apartments in the Midi-Pyrénées can be found in all of the region’s different corners, from the wild mountains of the Pyrénées, to the northern mountain range of le Massif Central and the rolling hills and wide open plains in between. The region’s capital city, Toulouse is known as “the pink city” because of the rose coloured stone it is built from, though it has also unofficially been used to describe the city as the lively gay capital of France. A holiday in Midi-Pyrénées can be as varied or as calm as you’d like.
Holiday in Midi-Pyrénées
Like many other regions of France the Midi-Pyrénées offers year round opportunities for holidaymakers. There are snow sports in the Pyrénées in winter, hiking, cycling and rambling in Le Massif Central in summer or autumn and some beautiful spots for springtime strolls in the Gascon hills too. Toulouse is fast earning a reputation as a city that doesn’t sleep thanks to its large student population and long summer nights. France’s fourth largest city is also renowned for being the centre of France’s aerospace industry and hosts the largest space centre in Europe. It is possible to enjoy a very different Pyrénées experience that doesn’t involve skis by spending your summer holiday in the spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon or make Saint-Lary-Soulan your base and hire some bikes to experience some of the same steep roads often climbed by the Tour de France. For a more spiritual break stay in Lourdes the small market town that has become a retreat for many Christians after reports that apparitions of the Virgin Mary occurred there. As for food, regional specialities include Basque cheeses made with goat’s milk and one of the most famous local dishes is a cake cooked on a spit roast, known as gateau à la broche. Wash this down with the famous French brandy Armagnac that comes from the Gascon region of Midi-Pyrénées.
Renting holiday accommodation in Basse-Normandie
Holiday accommodation in Midi-Pyrénées can be found across the region in many different styles, sizes and will suit a range of budgets. Search HouseTrip’s self-catering apartments in Toulouse and beyond to experience the Midi-Pyrénées like a local. From slick city apartments in the pink city to countryside gites or ski lodges, HouseTrip makes picking your self-catering accommodation in Midi-Pyrénées easy and secure to do.