Midi-Pyrénées has no historical or geographical unity. It is one of the regions of France created in the late 20th century to serve as a hinterlandand zone of influence for its capital, Toulouse, one of a handful of so-called “balancing metropolises” (métropoles d’équilibre).
Another example of this is the region of Rhône-Alpes which was created as the region for Lyon.
The name chosen for the new region was decided by the French government without reference to the historical provinces (too many of them inside the region). The name was based on geography, Midi (i.e. “southern France”) –Pyrénées (Pyrenees mountains that serve as the region’s southern boundary), although the region also includes the southernmost part of the Massif Central, which has better communications with Languedoc-Roussillonthan with Toulouse. The French adjective and name of the inhabitants of the region is: Midi-Pyrénéen.
Dordogne Holiday Barns Sleeps: 2 to 18 Price Range: £500 - £900 The barns are ideally situated in a countryside setting in the golden triangle between the historic 'Cité Médiévale' of Gourdon, medieval Sarlat and the pilgrim site of Rocamadour . We sleep from 2 to 18 in 2 converted barns ... Read More
Sleeps: 9 Price Range: 65€ - 95€ L'Ancienne Bergerie bed and breakfast offers to our guests 4 spacious and comfortable en suite bedrooms in an idyllic location in the Ariége department within the Midi Pyrenées region of France. Nestled at 700 metres on the south facing hillside, above the "Route ... Read More
Sleeps: 4 Price Range: 95 euros per room Moulin de Latreille, nestled in the silent and timeless valley of the Ouysse river, is a restored 13th century water mill, built by cistercian monks. Surrounded by cliffs and wild flower meadows, Latreille offers you the chance to revitalise and lift your ... Read More
Le Buala - Maison d'hôtes Sleeps:5 Price Range: 65-112€/pn A bigourdan farm with a view of the Pyrenees and the Pic du Midi observatory, in the village of Antist, located in the valley of Haut-Adour. B&B Le Buala is conveniently located near Bagnères-de-Bigorre (near ski area “La Mongie – Barrèges”), ... Read More