Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide

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Toulouse

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616,1339,139

Lourdes

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127,293,187

Rocamadour

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41,176,20

Albi

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115,412,48

Cahors

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21,86,10

Condom

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36,52,3

Millau

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63,129,19

Foix

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36,113,5

Auch

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29,80,10

Parc National des Pyrénées Occidentales

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38,178,0

Castres

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11,50,5

Mirepoix

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5,22,0

Gaillac

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19,31,0

Saint-Gaudens

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7,35,0

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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13,36,18

Moissac

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14,86,7

Larressingle

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13,19,0

Figeac

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4,62,7

Souillac

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5,28,14

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

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18,21,0

Conques

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27,148,1

Najac

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1,1,5

Montségur

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8,24,0

La Couvertoirade

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46,84,0

Sainte-Marie-de-Campan

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1,13,0

Saint-Antonin

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0,8,0

Padirac

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4,23,0

Entraygues-sur-Truyère

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2,7,0

Cordes

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54,114,0

Cauterets

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3,8,9

Mirepoix

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11,30,6

Lordat

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3,8,0

Toulouse

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  • Outside Toulouse - Excursions

    Toulouse Things to Do

    Montauban is a vigorous city (pop. 51K) . It began as a bastides and traces remain at the city center. It sits above the west bank of the river Tarn next to its old bridge that now connects a suburb on the other side. It makes an interesting day trip out of Toulouse if you are using a car to visit the region, especially if you admire the paintings...

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  • Hotel Albert 1er

    Toulouse Hotels

    We flew into Toulouse for our vacation in the Dordogne and assuming jet lag, we decided to spend the...

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  • L'Entrecôte

    4 out of 5 stars

    Toulouse Restaurants

    I am not a steak fan, and prefer fish or shellfish. Not knowing exactly what this restaurant served but I/we could not resist trying it because of the line of people waiting each evening to get in. What a neat suprise. I loved the steak, even the fries, so much, that when in Toulouse next spring to catch a flight home, I have planned to dine...

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Lourdes

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  • The Grotto

    Lourdes Things to Do

    Expect masses of people there. I was overwhelmed, but the others in our group who had been in Lourdes very often told me it was actually a small crowd. Get in line to go to the grotto and - I don't think it's necessary to mention this to any VTer - be respectful and quiet. Watch out for wheelchairs. Where you can see a bike lane in other towns, you...

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  • Grand Hotel Moderne

    Lourdes Hotels

    I was extremely comfortable during my stay at the Hotel Moderne. From the welcoming and efficient...

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  • Light a Candle

    Lourdes Things to Do

    Many believe that if you light a candle in conjunction with a prayer, then the prayer will continue to be prayed as long as the candle burns. In the grotto at Massabielle, there are many candle stands with candles of all sizes available for lighting. There is a charge of course to cover the cost of the candles and the bigger the candle the bigger...

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Rocamadour

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  • Take a train ride

    Rocamadour Things to Do

    I love the little tourist trains all over Europe. When I see one, you can't keep me off of it. When we first went to Europe, I thought they were for little kids. I quickly discovered they are for everyone and I'm not the only one who likes them. They are a great way to get to know a place quickly and then you can explore on foot knowing where you...

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  • Le Troubadour

    Rocamadour Hotels

    Belveyre, Rocamadour, 46500, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Fabulous view - good food

    Rocamadour Restaurants

    We tend to chose our restaurant based on their posted menu and my husband really wanted trout that particular day. As we wandered the town, we checked various menus and finally decided on Envies de Terroir for lunch. Peg & I were perfectly happy with the other offerings so we walked in. Our choice was inside or outside and it had been a day of on...

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Albi

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  • Le Clos Sainte Cecile

    Albi Restaurants

    Again, a recommendation and reservation courtesy of our bnb host, and the perfect place for our last dinner in France. The entrance on the street leads back to a wonderful garden terrace under huge plane trees. We decided to do as we think the locals do and had an aperitif - a small plate of olives and sliced sausages with cassis for my wife and...

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  • Mercure Albi Bastides Albi

    Albi Hotels

    We stayed two nights at this hotel and had breakfast and dinner there each evening. It has the...

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  • Painted house

    Albi Things to Do

    Albi is a city in Southern France,located on the river Tarn. It is 85 km from Toulouse. Albi was added to UNESCO world heritage site in 2010. The currency in use is the EURO.--- Albi is a pleasant place to visit.

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Cahors

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  • Le Mephisto, Cahors

    Cahors Restaurants

    Simple food, at a good price, done well. The owner is very friendly - seeing my friend's amnesty top, he gave us free drinks. When he offered us the meat laden day menu, and I explained that I didn't eat meat or fish, he tore off some paper from his pad, 'Voici, votre repas'! I did get an omelette, fortunately. He also made the requisite animal...

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  • Hotel La Chartreuse

    Cahors Hotels

    Saint Georges, Cahors, 46 000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Le Pont Valentre

    Cahors Things to Do

    A stunning bridge in Cahors. This is a 'Devil's Bridge', legend being that the Devil was tricked into helping build it. The photos were taken using my sunglasses as a filter for maximum pretentiousness. Despite that, it's a must-see for bridge fans.

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Condom

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  • Walking Tours

    Condom Things to Do

    The Syndicat d''Initiative has mapped out three different tours of Condom: the Circuit de Bossuet, covering the cathedral, abbey and older buildings; the Circuit d'Armagnac passing the great hotels (usually funded by the great Armagnac estates); and the Circuit d''Artagnan, which takes you over to the west bank of the Baise river, and sites...

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  • Le Logis des Cordeliers Hotel

    Condom Hotels

    Rue de la Paix, Condom, 32100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Small city with marvellous Armagnac...

    Condom Things to Do

    This city with the strange name (in English and many other languages, but not in French) is rather small. The exact number of inhabitants is - according to Wikipedia - 7251 (in 1999) and the German version of Wikipedia says that this number has remained almost exactly the same under the last 120 years. Are you wondering?? ;-))So at least the name...

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Millau

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  • Take a boat ride underneath the Viaduc...

    Millau Things to Do

    You first drive to Creissels to catch a small boat that will take you down the Tarn River and underneath the impressive bridge. The boats are very small metal fishing boats so you have to make a reservation to get a seat. They run more boats in high season, but they operate from April to October. Depending on how high the river, it can be quite...

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  • Hotel Restaurant Chateau de Creissels

    Millau Hotels

    Route de Saint Affrique, Millau, 12100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Viaduct de Millau

    Millau Things to Do

    I am sure there must be other things to do in Millau but I was so impressed by this new viaduct that I spent all my time taking a river boat ride underneath the viaduct on the river Tarn.

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Foix

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  • Old Town

    Foix Things to Do

    Make sure you allow enough time just to wander around the narrow, medieval old town. It has lots of charm. Add in extra time to sit down and have a beer or coffee as part of the process. Watch the world go by. Slowly.

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  • Auberge Les Myrtilles

    Foix Hotels

    Col des Marrous, Le Bosc, Foix, 09000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • St-Volusien

    Foix Things to Do

    This church is - after the castle - the main sight in Foix. It was Roman originally and then destroyed in the Wars of Religion. It was rebuilt after that, beginning in 1609 and completed in 1670.It's well worth a look inside.

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Auch

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  • The Old Town Around the Cathedral

    Auch Things to Do

    The oldest secular building in the city of Auch is a handsome brick and timber building at the corner of Rue Dessoles which was put up in the 15C and is today the tourist office. The streets around it are part of what is called the Pousterles in one of these we had a fine lunch.

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  • Chateau Les Charmettes

    Auch Hotels

    21 Route De Duran, Auch, 32000, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Place de la Liberation

    Auch Things to Do

    The Pl. de la Liberation is just west of the Cathedral. and is the main thoroughfare of the upper town with the Hotel de Ville at its edge. On the north side of the Cathedral is the Prefecture which now is what was once the archiepiscopal palace which was built in the middle of the 18C.

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Parc National des Pyrénées Occidentales

  • Luz St Sauveur

    Parc National des Pyrénées Occidentales Things to Do

    Another little city at the feet of the mountains offers good starting points to many tours in the mountains: Luz St Sauveur.Luz is a small village, with no particular charm, big grey houses, a number of hotels, souvenir shops. . . and excellent butcher shops where you can buy very good dry sausages for the picnic during the hike or for the trek....

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  • Cauterets and around

    Parc National des Pyrénées Occidentales Things to Do

    Cauterets is a very good starting point for hikes in the mountains, but also, if you do not like to walk a lot, or have small children with you, there are possibilities to go quite high in the mountains and visit Lac de Gaube (Gaube Lake) or the Cirque du Lys.You can drive up the Pont d’Espagne (5 km), park your car on the very big parking ground,...

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  • A bit Geology?

    Parc National des Pyrénées Occidentales Things to Do

    The Pyrénées have a quite long history and telling this in a short tip is not exactly serious and not the purpose of VT-pages! But, when we walk in nature, we love to look at the landscapes, as well as at flowers, trees, big or little animals, lakes. . . . . ; we make sort of Natural History when we observe beauties of Nature, and when we look at...

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Castres

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  • A combo pub/brasserie with good food

    Castres Restaurants

    We were driving from Carcassonne and arrived near lunch time. We zipped through the market, raced to the Goya Museum and were thrown out at lunch time because the museum closes for lunch. That decided for us, we went in search of a restaurant. We gravitated back toward Place jean Jaurès because we knew the way. We looked at various menus around the...

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  • Hotel l'Occitan

    Castres Hotels

    201 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Tarn, 81100, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Always visit the church

    Castres Things to Do

    Always visit the church, especially if the museum hasn't yet reopened after lunch. The church of St. Benoit is directly across from the Hotel de Ville and Goya Museum so we decided to see what was inside. Many years ago (8th century) there was a Benedictine Abbey built at Castres and it became a stop on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The...

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Mirepoix

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  • Carcassone

    Mirepoix Things to Do

    The magnificent medieval walled city of Carcassonne is only 30 minutes drive away. The old city, and its 'medieval' fortress is one of the architectural marvels of Europe. It is reputedly the inspiration for Walt Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty.The site has always occupied a strategic position at the foot of the Black Mountains and castle has had many...

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  • Mirepoix market

    Mirepoix Shopping

    This local magnificent market is held every Monday morning throughout the year. Sometimes musicians play their musci around the square. A lively atmosphere. As well as fresh home grown and organic produce you can buy , clothing, shoes, wine, trinkets, live chickens! freshly made bread and cakes, local honey, wine, artisans ware, local food...

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  • Mirepoix town square

    Mirepoix General

    This must be one of the most charming medieval town squares or 'place' in France. There are many cafe bars & small resturants selling plat du jour from 8 euros, bookshops (in English & French) giftshops, and many small private shops.Weekly (Monday) market selling everything from farm produce, boullabaise, seafood, honey, local wines, live chickens,...

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Gaillac

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  • Office de Tourisme de Gaillac

    Gaillac Tourist Traps

    Situé dans les magnifiques bâtiments de l'Abbaye Saint Michel, l'Office du Tourisme et la Maison des Vins vous invitent à découvrir le vignoble de Gaillac, ainsi que les richesses de notre patrimoine qui échappent trop souvent à l'œil inattentif… Situated in the magnificent buildings of the abbey Saint Michel, the office of the Tourism and the...

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  • Musée Philadelphe THOMAS

    Gaillac Local Customs

    BIOLOGIE ET PHYSIOLOGIE.ZOOOGIE: Mammifères , oiseaux (700), oeufs (+ 10000 au total, collection originelle exposée), nids, reptiles, poissons, insectes (+ 10000 au total, 800 régionaux exposés), mollusques (plusieurs milliers au total, une sélection régionale exposée) BOTANIQUE: Planches d'herbiers (4000) consultables sur rendez-vous GÉOLOGIE:...

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  • Musée de l'Abbaye

    Gaillac Local Customs

    Collections: consacrées à l'archéologie, la navigation sur le Tarn, la vigne et le vin, l'art religieux, le compagnonnage et les arts et traditions populaires. Collections: dedicated to archeology, the navigation on the Tarn, the grapevine and wine, the religious art, the compagnonnage and the arts and popular traditions. This museum has been...

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Saint-Gaudens

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  • Monument des Trois Marechaux

    Saint-Gaudens Things to Do

    There is an elaborate memorial to the three great French Generals of the First World War in a special square at the the south center of the city. A mile away in Valentine in its Mairie is the childhood home of Foch.

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  • A Gallo-Roman Ruin Near St.-Gaudens

    Saint-Gaudens Off The Beaten Path

    In the outer edge of Valentine is a Gallo-Roman set of ruins. It was actually a large villa with many buildings. It includes a large hypocaust and a central peristyle and a grand swimming place and thermal baths. In the town is the city hall which was the early childhood home of Foch.

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  • Along the South Wall of the Church Is A...

    Saint-Gaudens Things to Do

    The cloister of the church was originally built between 1180-85. Over the centuries it was increasingly not used. Shortly after the cloister was created a chapter house was built instead of building the fourth side of the cloister with a finely built ceiling. These buildings were repaired in the 19C along with repairs to many capitals.

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Bagnères-de-Bigorre

  • The only drugstore in town

    Bagnères-de-Bigorre Shopping

    From the outside, the supermarket looks quite ugly, but inside it is neat and clean. The store has a rather funny "detailed" internet site (see below). I found this promising website before starting our trip and decided it would be the best place for our supplies . The real thing, however, was very disappointing. Probably they have a larger choice...

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  • Hotel Des Pyrenees

    Bagnères-de-Bigorre Hotels

    Place Des Thermes, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, 65200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Campan, the first town downhill

    Bagnères-de-Bigorre Off The Beaten Path

    We drove a lot of times through this nearby town Campan. And now I am home, I regret I have no photos of it, while this town was really something special. Apart from the old rural character, with the typical houses and barns, the old customs are still applied. Everywhere in town we saw life-sized old-fashioned fabric dummies, dressed in different...

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