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La Ferme de Vigne Haute Reilhac, France
#1 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile Albi, France
#2 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
The surrounding area is also very nice - with great views of the Cathedral from the bridge which crosses a fast flowing river Tarn- A very nice part of the world, steeped in history and great scenery.
A large Cathedral, a UNESCO heritage site, very beautiful inside and outside, The garden surrounding Cathedral is very very beautiful.
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Grotte de Massabielle Lourdes, France
#3 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
You'll amaze with everything, cathedral that is built just above the Grotto, and the stunning view.
The townOf Lourdes itself has become a commercialized town like many religious sites but the pilgrims from all over the world made the town so special.
La Ferme du Hitton Biran, France
#4 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix Lourdes, France
#5 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
As pilgrims climb to the next stop, the Pyrenees begin to come into view.
The view from the top is incredible.
Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes Lourdes, France
#6 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
A few of my favorite spots at the shrine: the River Gave, the amazing light and shadow detail of the low stations of the Cross, at different times of the day; the view from the ramp and the top basilica; and a vie...
Having visited many years ago as a tourist this visit was with a group on a pilgrimage and I learnt so much more about the history of Lourdes and the beautiful sights around the sanctuary.
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Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception Lourdes, France
#7 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
High above the sacred sites at Lourdes and the Grotto of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes is this basilica bearing the name the Blessed Virgin gave herself during the apparitions to St. Bernadette in 1857: t...
The basilica was wonderful to see, pray in, and view the magnificence of the architecture and artwork.
Lac de Gaube Cauterets, France
#8 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Lovely bar and restaurant there for lunch to and if the weather is clear you get an amazing view from the terrace across the lake all the way to Vignemale (3298m) which is the highest of the French Pyrenee's summits.
A great spot to enjoy your small pick-nick (you'll be able to enjoy some food & drinks at the brasserie/cafe as well) whilst enjoying the magnificent surroundings, nature and lake view.
Chateau de Cenevieres Cenevieres, France
#9 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
A fascinating tour, in faultless English in our case, with the most breathtaking views over the Lot valley.
Historic chateau with stunning views and charming guide who spoke English
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire Lourdes, France
#10 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
One to cross off the bucket list as you have to visit and see the marvels and the work that so many people do to care and help others in need A great humanitarian site of the young giving free time to help and car...
Welcoming, huge, lovely vantage point at night to view pilgrimage walking.
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques Conques, France
#11 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Moulin Fortifie de Cougnaguet Payrac, France
#12 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Authentic Historical Site
Pont Valentre Cahors, France
#13 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Wonderful bridge over the Lot is the outstanding landmark of Cahors offering excellent views of the river and the town.
... roads into Cahors but now it is pedestrianized and you can enjoy views up and down the River Lot before strolling onto the town centre or hiking up the hill to the Croix Magne to enjoy a panoramic view of Cahors.
Bourg Medieval de Saint-Cirq Lapopie Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France
#14 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Considered one of the most beautiful villages in France, St Cirq Lapopie has a majestic setting perched high on limestone cliffs, with unspoilt views of the Lot River valley.
This unspoiled village has immense charm, nice touristy shops, good restaurants, charming people, a fabulous view of a bend in the Lot, and car parking well out of sight.
Grotte de Niaux Niaux, France
#15 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
The drawings were awesome and it was just a nice break from the crowds, beaches, etc. Gorgeous views all around too we took several family photos :) and on the way back to our home base we hit Carcassonne so it wa...
... we stopped off to visit these caves and were mightily impressed by the caves, the paintings, the tour guide and the overall experience of travelling deep into the mountain to see these extraordinary sights.
Millau Viaduct Millau, France
#16 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Amazing bridge and breathtaking view and the best place for pictures is up a semi-steep climb and you are rewarded with a breath taking view of the bridge and also the visitor centre is well worth the visit.
Fabulous views from viewpoints, amazing structure, beautiful symmetry, a gorgeous sunny afternoon really helped to appreciate it.
Abbaye Saint Pierre Moissac, France
#17 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
They’re regarded as the most beautiful and best preserved cloisters in the world, an exquisite example of the best of Roman art; it’s a UNESCO Heritage Site.
It was enough time to take also 2 walks to see all the Moissac sights and walk along the canal de Garonne and Tarn river.
Cathedrale Sainte Marie Auch, France
#18 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Worth a visit, beautiful inside and out great views from the top Walk the D'artagnan stairs from the bottom of the village
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Renaissance Cathedral of Sainte-Marie was built on the pilgrims' Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela.
Grotte du Pech-Merle Cabrerets, France
#19 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Fantastic Site ..exceeded our expectations!
From the exhibition at the entrance, a description of the site (in French) and the visit to the cave with views of some incredible pictures of animals and the iconic hand motif, done in prehistoric times.
Church of Les Jacobins Toulouse, France
#20 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
For a nominal fee, one can enter the cloister which gives an interesting view of the church's unique 'steeple.'
The brick patterning in the vaulted ceilings are most impressive - one of the must see religious heritage sights in Toulouse.
Gouffre de Padirac Padirac, France
#21 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
The highlight has to be the boat trip, being gently paddled along the underground river, before arriving at the other end and climbing up to see the spectacular views from the upper lake.
Gigantic stalactites, spectacular views on the galleries, breathtaking sights!
Village de Conques Conques, France
#22 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Every time I return to this wonderful place I am astonished by its authenticity, the views, the extraordinary Cathedral, the charming shops and good food.
Some amazing art galleries and local (tourist) shops), good eateries and sites of historic interest.
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Basilique Saint-Sernin Toulouse, France
#23 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe was Southwest France's most important stop for pilgrims on the Way of St. James.
4. The scallop shell is found throughout the church and the city, as Toulouse was once a leading Catholic pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (the site for relics of apostle Saint James).
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez Rodez, France
#24 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Place des Couverts Mirepoix, France
#25 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Although this was near the end of our stay in France, we found it just as interesting as sights in Toulouse, at the beginning of our trip.
It offers a pitoresque and charming view.
Chateau of Gramont Gramont, France
#26 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Wonderful castle- medieval & renaissance; toured garden v tastefully planted with excellent views on our own then we received an excellent personally guided tour to both parts of the castle; strongly recommended
Forteresse de Najac Najac, France
#27 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
It is well worth climbing to the top of the tower, through two chambers and the chapel, to get fantastic views over the Averyron River and the countryside.
Spectacular views over limestone ridge medieval village
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Le Trou de Bozouls Bozouls, France
#28 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
Amazing views of this meandering canyon.
Great geological site with the river having carved in the middle of this village.
Marche Victor Hugo Toulouse, France
#29 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
The sights & smells are incredible and the selection of food on offer is very extensive I loved admiring the mature joints of beef & the huge whirls of Toulouse sausage!
Amazing to view all the produce on the stalls and vendors very happy to let you try things.
Couvent des Jacobins Toulouse, France
#30 of 628 Sights & Landmarks in Midi-Pyrenees
The cloisters are understated but beautiful, with 160 marble columns lining the courtyard and offering lovely views of the church next door.
Toulouse is a very walkable town and this is one of the sites not to be missed.
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