Midi Pyrenees, Occitanie and South West France

Visit one of the many fantastic places here in the Midi Pyrenees (now known as Occitanie) and South West France.

Toulouse – La Ville Rose

Toulouse is known as the Pink City and has a wealth of interesting sites including museums, great shopping and beautiful parks.

Millau Viaduct

The Viaduct at Millau is the highest and longest viaduct in the world, one of the most impressive civil engineering feats of our time.


Medieval City of Carcassonne

The medieval walled city of Carcassonne was occupied by the Romans due to its strategic location. It was granted UNESCO world heritage site status in 1997  and offers a splendid day out. It was also used in the filming Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.



Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its impressive setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country. It gives its name Rocamadour, a small goat’s milk cheese that was awarded AOC status in 1996.


Saint Cirq Lapopie

You will find Saint Cirq Lapopie perched high above the Lot river if you head east from Cahors. Not only has the village maintained much of its medieval charm, it is also an artist’s paradise. Wandering amongst the narrow cobbled streets with their troglodyte and meandering in and out of doorways and arches, it’s easy to see why Saint Cirq Lapopie was voted the favourite village of the French in 2012.

The clifftop views are stunning. You can find out more on the Tourisme Lot website.

st cirq lapopie

Albi Cathedral and the Toulouse Lautrec Gallery

Known as the pink Cathedral this hugue structure houses an array of superb wall and ceiling paintings and is right next door to the Toulouse Lautrec art gallery.

Dune Du Pilat

Heading west, guests are treated to such delights as the Dune du Pilat (one of the natural wonders of the world) as well as all the other beaches of the Atlantic coast. Bordeaux is also a destination for many of our guests, as are the foothills and high peaks of the Pyrenees.

Dune du Pilat

The Pyrenees Mountains

Head south and you will find the mountains of The Pyrenees. Visit such amazing sights as the Cirque de Gavarnie, enjoy some stunning scenery or partake in a little snowboarding or skiing in winter. The resorts of The Haute Pyrenees are less than two hours from us and you really can enjoy some fantastic conditions from late November to March and even later.

Another favourite of ours is the Balnéa Spa at Loudenvielle. On a recent visit we had lunch and two hours in thermal pools looking out at snow-capped peaks. Bliss!

Balnea Le Farat

All of these destinations are within 1-2 hours of us here at Le Farat.