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Cheap flights to Midi-Pyrénées

Midi-Pyrenees is a large inland region of southwest France, the largest region in Metropolitan France in terms of land area (larger than Belgium and Denmark). Its capital is the city of Toulouse. Its name was based on its geographic location: Midi (i.e. "southern France") and Pyrénées (Pyrenees mountains that serve as the southern boundary of the region). Midi-Pyrenees also includes Massif Central’s southernmost part. Other cities that comprise the region are Figeac, Montauban, and Tarbes.

Midi-Pyrenees is home to unspoilt countryside, charming villages, historical attractions, and picturesque sceneries. Its capital, Toulouse, boasts a booming aeronautics and aerospace industry. It is also known for its quality of life, as well as its academic and professional opportunities. There are plenty of tourist attractions in the region. See stunning man-made structures such as Millau Viaduct and the Canal des Deux Mers. Visit historic medieval spots like Saint Cirq-Lapopie and Cordes sur Ciel, and see the majestic natural sceneries in Cirque de Gavarnie and Pont d’Espagne. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you won’t be surprised to see well-preserved heritage, much of which dates back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras. Some of them are the Cities of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller in the Larzac, 16th century town houses, châteaux, medieval villages and walled 'bastide' towns, as well as Gothic cathedrals and Romanesque churches. Château de Montségur in Ariège is a symbol of the crusade against the Cathars which you can see via the main routes of St James' Way to Santiago de Compostela. The region also plays host to almost 200 festivals ranging from music to circus arts. The region alone is also home to 180 museums, including Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, Musée Ingres in Montauban, Musée Champollion in Figeac, and the Abattoirs centre for modern and contemporary art in Toulouse – making up the prestigious club of 'Grands Musées de France.'

How to get around within Midi-Pyrenees

Getting around the region is possible via buses, which are operated via the Albi Bus. The region’s capital, Toulouse, although a huge one, can be easily navigated with its extensive public transport system. The city, along with its surrounding areas, is well served by the metro system, which has numerous lines and also reaches the suburbs. Tisseo operates a network of bus, metro, and tramway lines throughout Toulouse. A free shuttle bus runs around the city’s historic centre all day long, from Monday thru Saturday. The city is served by taxis, with Capitole Taxi being the sole licensed taxi operator. You can also navigate your way around on a bicycle (you can rent from any one of the 253 VeloToulouse bike stations). Driving a car is not recommended due to limited parking spaces.

How to get there

Midi-Pyrenees’ main international airport is Toulouse–Blagnac Airport in the city of Toulouse. The airport is locater rather close to downtown Toulouse. You can save cab fare by taking the Société Courriers de la Garonne shuttle, which you can purchase at the airport. The shuttle runs in 20-minute intervals and also serves the train station. Other airports in the region are at Pau, Lourdes/Tarbes, Biarritz, and Carcassonne, which are hubs of low-cost giant, Ryanair. Other ways of getting in is by train via the TGV from Paris to Toulouse and if you’re coming in from Paris, you can get in by car via the A20 and the A62 motorways (678km).  

Flights to Midi-Pyrénées

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