Holiday home in the Midi-Pyrenees
The Pyrenees, a multifaceted region in the south of France. Perhaps best known for its many mountains. Discover a variety of lakes, forests, rivers and limestone plateaus on a fantastic hike or bike ride. But there are more aspects that make the Midi-Pyrenees ideal for a holiday. Discover it all from your luxury holiday home in the Midi-Pyrenees.
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The most beautiful spots in the Midi-Pyrenees
Choose a sporty holiday and rent a chalet or bungalow in the Pyrenees. The beautiful nature in this region has mountains up to 3500 meters altitude, with the occasional lakes and forests. A perfect holiday destination for an unforgettable stay in the south of France. By the way, did you know that the Midi-Pyrenees nowadays belong to the region of Occitania?
Sporty in the French Pyrenees
The mountains of the Midi-Pyrenees, a true paradise for many. In summer you can enjoy mountain biking and in winter it is the ideal winter sports destination. Think of the Col du Tourmalet and the Pic du Midi de Bigorre. The real hiking enthusiasts will also enjoy themselves here. Go to the impressive Cirque de Gavarnie; a famous cirque with the highest and longest waterfall in Europe. At the Pont d'Espagne in Cauterets you can also make beautiful walks. The Pyrenees have many deep, green valleys with rivers that run into high mountain peaks. The rugged nature is perfect for all outdoor activities, such as hiking, horseback riding, paragliding, abseiling and climbing. The rivers are also ideal for water sports enthusiasts. You can plan a day trip for rafting or canyoning from your cottage. On rivers such as the Lot, Garonne, Dordogne and Ariège you can canoe and kayak. The mountain lovers here are probably familiar with via ferrata, also known as klettersteigen. Book your apartment or holiday villa with Boekjebungalow.nl and you are guaranteed to enjoy the excitement and sensation. For peace and quiet organize a walking or cycling holiday in the French Pyrenees.
Culture in the Midi-Pyrenees
In the vicinity of your cottage in the Pyrenees are many historical monuments, such as castles, abbeys, chapels and cathedrals. Near your rented accommodation you will find the Saint-Lizier Cathedral, the Pamiers Cathedral, the Castle of Saint-Élix-le-Château and the Castle of Foix. Visit the historic cities of St. Bertrand de Comminges, Carcasonne or Mirepoix. Back to the twelfth century. It was then that the Templars settled on the plateau of the Causse du Larzac in the Aveyron, a beautiful but wild area. Several hospital knights' villages have been restored in the twentieth century and are therefore worth a visit. The region also attracts many visitors because there are three pilgrimage routes in the direction of Santiago de Compostela through the Midi-Pyrenees. Another world-famous location is Lourdes, with the Sanctuary of Our Lady. The other two places of pilgrimage are Rocamadour and Montségur. In the big city of Toulouse, you can find dignified mansions and the Capitol. Of course, the region also has several museums. In the Aéroscopia you can discover everything about aviation technology. In the Aquarium Tropical des Pyrénées you can find everything about the underwater world.
Holidays with children in the Pyrenees
There are several accommodations for rent at Boekjebungalow.nl where you can of course also stay with your family. From your cottage in the Pyrenees you can easily make day trips to discover the best sights of this region. Come face to face with brown bears in the Pyrenees Zoo, go on safari in the Parc Zoologique de Plaisance du Touch or visit the wolves in The House of Wolves. In Toulouse you will find the Cité de l'Espace, a theme park about space and space travel. If you go canoeing with the children on the river Tarn, admire the impressive Millau Viaduct. A climbing park or adventure course always does the trick. In Carla-Bayle is the Sequoia Vertigo. Other ideas are a donkey ride or horseback riding.
Choose the Pyrenees as a winter sports destination
In the Pyrenees you will find numerous ski areas with more than 1000 kilometers of ski runs. The Aneto is the highest peak: 3404 meters. The most famous ski resorts are Ax 3 Domaines, Grand Tourmalet - Pic du Midi, Peyragudes, Gourette, Piau Engaly and Saint Lary Soulan. Compared to other ski resorts, you will find the atmosphere a lot more relaxed and peaceful. Do you choose to stay in a holiday home in the Pyrenees in combination with a day of skiing? Have a look at Boekjebungalow.nl for the offers.
The region and its beautiful nature
Of course, there are a number of natural parks to be found in the Midi-Pyrenees. On the French-Spanish border is the National Natural Park of the Pyrenees. Other natural parks are the Causses du Quercy, Grands Causses, Haut-Languedoc and Pyrénées-Ariègeoises. During your stay in this French region, you can enjoy the unspoiled flora and fauna undisturbed. Waterfalls, lakes, sunflower fields and caves. As in the Dordogne, you will also find many caves in the Midi-Pyrenees. A famous one, located against the Dordogne, is the Gouffre de Padirac. You will also discover more history at the Höhle von Mas d'Azil, Trois Frères, Cave of Bédeilhac or the one with an underground river: Labouiche. The region has many lakes, beautifully situated between the mountains. For example, Lac de Montbel, but also Lac d'Aumar and Lac d'Aubert. In the department of Ariège you can enjoy a varied landscape with many plants and flowers, including many varieties of orchids. In short, from your luxury chalet or holiday home in the Midi-Pyrenees you have plenty of opportunities to visit the beautiful nature.
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