Ranked among France’s top regions for its quality of life, the Midi-Pyrénées, with its sun-drenched colours and architecture, is characterised by its diversity.
Between its mediterranean charm and the majestic Pyrénées in its southern part, the place is full of magical and top secret wedding venues. To help you choose your venue in Midi-Pyrénées, here is a little description of the areas it encompasses, all quite different but equally charming.
We’re starting your tour of Midi-Pyrénées with Toulouse, France’s fourth-largest metropolis. Toulouse has one of the major airports in the South of France, so you could well start your French journey here.
Its pink and ochre brick churches and buildings earned Toulouse the nickname ‘La Ville Rose’ (The Pink City). The Vieux Quartier (Old Quarter) is enchanting with its pretty coral facades and shops. As a whole, Toulouse is packed with art, historic landmarks, restaurants and night life places.
More information on Toulouse here.
More inland and north of Toulouse discover the countryside of “Lot” with its many vineyards and cliff-lined rivers, fine town houses and perched châteaux. In particular, visit the spectacular St-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages of France. The whole area is bewitching and would suit perfectly a couple looking to get married in a convivial, authentic area of South of France (see also Dordogne and Lot wedding venues)
Some venues in Lot: Chateau du Ruisseau
On the east side of Toulouse, explore the “Tarn” department, it’s Toscane-looking vibe and gorgeous towns such as Albi.
On the the west side, spend time in the Gers, the land of d’Artagnan and definitely the place to be for food lovers: there you’ll find a number of delicious specialities, such as Armagnac, foie gras, duck or goose confit, farm-bred chicken and white garlic from Lomagne. You’ll also find there impressive fortified towns, such as Cologne.
Some venues in Gers: Village Castelnau des Fieumarcon
Photos kindly provided by Collection Tourisme Gets/CDT32/S.
Last but not least, let’s mention the Ariège, an area of France totally unspoiled and fairly undiscovered at the foothills of the Pyrénées, perfect for the nature lovers who appreciate the fresh air of the mountains, spectacular views and…cheese making factories!
We love the medieval town of St Lizier, an incredible UNESCO world heritage site and one of France’s “Most Beautiful Villages”. As an ancient episcopal city, discover the impressive cathedral with its Romanesque frescoes and cloister, and its narrow cobbled streets lined with old houses.
Airports in Midi-Pyrénées: Toulouse, Castres, Brive, Agen
Please note: the region of Midi-Pyrénées is, since 2016, part of the region Occitanie, which combined the administrative regions of Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc.