The Midi Pyrenees region consists of eight departments;
12 Aveyron – main city Rodez
82 Tarn et Garonne – main city Montauban
81 Tarn – main city Albi
65 Hautes Pyrénées – main city Tarbes
32 Gers – main city Auch
31 Haute Garonne – main city Toulouse
09 Ariege – main city Foix
46 Lot – main city Cahors
Midi Pyrenees is located in the south of France. Part of the Basque lands is found in the departments of Gers, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarn-et-Garonne and Ariège. The region also encompasses part of the historical province of Gascony. The region is diverse and has very contrasting landscapes. The Pyrénées are distributed along its southern part, which is adjacent to Spain, and cover much of the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège. Forests abound in the mountainous areas which can reach more than 3000m (providing excellent skiing), whilst further to the north there are fertile plains beside rivers for agriculture. During recent years an important electronic, avionic and space industry, has been centred on Toulouse. This has provoked radical changes in the local infrastructure and communications network.
The region wines and spirits include Guyenne (Bergerac), Cahors, Tarn and Rouergue (Gaillac), Gascogne and Pyrénées (Armagnac, Madiran). Local produce to be found in this area are Foie gras, Chorizo sausage, Sweet and hot peppers, Jambon de Bayonne, Salted meats, charcuterie and seafood. The local cuisine is known for its Garbure - a thick green vegetable soup, Sauce Basquaise - Tomatoes onions and garlic, Pipérade - tomatoes and sweet peppers cooked in olive oil. Regional cheeses to be found are tomme de Vache Barousse, Cabécou, faisselle, Moulis, Pyrénées, Rocamadour, Roquefort, and tomme des Pyrénées.
Direct flights from Paris to both the Toulouse Airport and the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport are just over one hour.
Train trips from Paris to Toulouse can last anywhere from 5.5 to about 8 hours, depending on the train you choose. The fastest choice is the high-speed TGV; other choices include the Corail Téoz and the Corail Lunéa. All can be accessed here.
Paris to Toulouse is about 680 km and will take about 5.5-6 hours to drive. Take the A62 Autoroute from Paris, Limoges, or Bordeaux.
RGTS Europe Ltd operates a weekly small removal service, light haulage, motorcycle transport to and from the Midi Pyrenees region.
from a few boxes to full house move contents, furniture removals, diy goods, scooters.