The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon Travel Guide


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Like the most celebrated dish of this area, cassoulet, the southwestern region of France is a feast of diverse ingredients. Just as it would be a gross oversimplification to refer to cassoulet merely as a dish of baked beans, southwestern France is much more than just Toulouse, the peaks of the Pyrénées, and the fairy-tale ramparts of Carcassonne.


The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon Hotels

Hotels range from Mediterranean modern to medieval baronial to Pyrenean chalet, and most are small and cozy rather than luxurious and sophisticated. more


The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon Restaurants

As a rule, the closer you get to the Mediterranean coast, the later you dine and the more you pay for your seafood platter and that bottle of iced rosé more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to the Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon

    Matisse madness: Captivating Collioure, the main town of the Côte Vermeille (Vermilion Coast), was where Matisse and Derain went mad with color... Read more

  • Eating Well

    Dining in France's Southwest is a rougher, heartier, and more rustic version of classic Mediterranean cooking—the peppers are sliced thick, the... Read more

  • Crusading Cathars

    Scorched by the southern heat, the dusty ruins perched high atop cliffs in southern Languedoc were once the refuges of the Cathars, the notoriously... Read more

  • Matisse Country

    The little coastal village of Collioure continues to play muse to the entire Côte Vermeille—after all, it gave rise to the name of the Vermilion... Read more


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