The village of Meyronne - Dordogne Valley
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A Top Tourist Destination in Midi-Pyrénées, the Dordogne Valley is the magnificent setting of villages with plum-coloured roof tiles, priories and châteaux.
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The Lot Valley near Saint Cirq-Lapopie
Upriver from Cahors, the navigable River Lot cuts a spectacular gash through the limestone plateaux of the Causses du Quercy.
The Garonne at Toulouse
Famous for its tidal bore, the Garonne brings to the urban landscapes of Toulouse the stately elegance of a river born high in the Pyrenees on the French-Spanish border.
The Tarn Valley at Millau Viaduct
The Tarn has created a long, magnificent and unspoilt valley that is home to Millau Viaduct, Albi, and further downriver Moissac, all Top Tourist Destinations in Midi-Pyrénées.
The summer pastures of the Aubrac, near Laguiole
At an altitude of 1,000 metres, the volcanic massif of the Aubrac is an ocean of grass dotted here and there with old 'buron' stone buildings and grazing Aubrac cattle.
The Montagne Noire above Mazamet
South of the Tarn, the Montagne Noire is the realm of untamed nature, unspoilt and yet full of signs of man's presence.
The Causse du Larzac
On the vast causse limestone plateaux of Midi-Pyrénées the horizons are endless, wind and water have sculpted the rocks, and sheep hungrily nibble the dry grasslands.
Slopes, hills and valleys
Arable land in Gers
Gers, the historical province of Gascony, is typical of the Midi-Pyrénées countryside where the ancient field patterns survive to this day.
Sunflower fields in Lomagne
Between Auch and Montauban lies an area of rich farmland producing masses of sunflowers, but also garlic, strawberries, melon, Chasselas AOC grapes and more...
The Gaillac vineyards
The Gaillac AOC vineyards near Albi are explored along little roads that wend their way over hill and down dale, passing pretty dovecotes and elegant umbrella pines along the way.
The hillsides of the Lauragais
At the south-eastern gateway of Toulouse lie the hillsides of the Lauragais with their typical little villages. In clear weather you can make out the Pyrenees in the distance.
The Pyrenees from the Pic du Midi (accessible by cable car)
Stretching in a single mighty line, the Pyrenean range marks the border between Midi-Pyrénées and Spain, rising to 3,404 metres at its highest point, the Pic de l'aneto.
The Haut Couserans near Saint Girons
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Criss-crossed by paths, dotted with barns, covered in a patchwork of summer pastures and hay meadows, the flanks of the Pyrenean valleys have been shaped by pastoral traditions.
The Lac d'Oô
At an altitude of 1,500 metres near Luchon, the Lac d'Oô is one of myriad Pyrenean lakes, the most beautiful of which are easily accessible on foot.