Regions of France
- Midi Pyrénées
This sun-kissed French region has delightful countryside and beaches to wonder at and is situated near Spain. The Mediterranean climate it enjoys adds to its charm. The region features a truly contrasting landscape: with the peaks of the Pyrenees and Cevennes to the Mediterranean coastline of the Gulf-du-Lion, the high plateau of Caussis and the wide open fields of the Camargue. The varied terrain provides for a wide range of possible outdoor activities and on one of the wonderful beaches lies a very popular nudist town.
Visiting the region will transport you to medieval times, with the quaint little villages that still stand and the magnificent abbeys with Romanesque style architecture, such as Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Fontfroide and Saint-Hilaire, among many others. Many 18th century mansions are also worth taking visiting, offering a different aspect of history to the traveller. As further evidence of how much history this region, and in actual fact, all of France holds, is the fact that the oldest-known European skull was found in this region.