This region is an exceptional holiday destination!

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Millau Viaduct
(MEAE/F. de la Mure)

Plan a getaway to the Occitanie region in southern France to explore the sunny streets of Toulouse and Montpellier. Follow the pilgrimage trail to Lourdes, gateway to the Pyrenees – then rocket straight down the ski slopes and into the Mediterranean Sea.

As throughout Southwest France, foie gras, duck breast and confit de canard feature prominently on menus in the Occitanie. Other typical dishes include Tarbes beans, lamb from the Pyrénées, aligot (a creamed potato dish with cheese), and garbure (a mountain soup with cabbage and chunks of ham). The Pyrénées are famous for their cheeses, both cow’s milk and sheep’s cheeses, as well as pâtisseries such as croustade, pastis, fouace and gâteau à la broche, which will accompany wines from local domains such as Jurançon, Gaillac, Cahors, Madiran and Armagnac, to name just a few!

Visit the official portal for tourism in France for more information about Occitanie.

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Source: Adapted from Atout France