Scenery that stuns you with its beauty
: Midi-Pyrénées is home to a vast range of landscapes, three of which stand out as Top Tourist Destinations. You will no doubt be aware of the fascination that the Cirque de Gavarnie
holds for everyone, this "colosseum of nature" as Victor Hugo described it. But this is also true of the Pic du Midi
and its unforgettable panorama of beautifully arranged Pyrenean summits. In the very north of the region, the Dordogne Valley
treats you to the most lavish display of what happens when nature and history form an alliance.
Our collection of Top Tourist Destinations reveals another side to Midi-Pyrénées too: the daring and creativity of a region that brought the world the Canal des Deux Mers
(made up of the Canal du Midi and the Canal de Garonne) and Millau Viaduct
. Two outstanding man-made structures, designed hundreds of years apart to connect people and in doing so breaking new ground, each in a different era.