France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Pyrénées France Guide
Interesting towns, beautiful mountains, and the Canal du Midi are all in the Pyrénées region.




The Midi-Pyrénées region of southwestern France includes the cities of Pau and Toulouse, the engineering marvel of the Canal du Midi, and the religious pilgrimage town of Lourdes, with its Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.

If you are a Roman Catholic, you know the importance of Lourdes. Even non-Catholics can enjoy a stop in this town on a river in the foothills of the Pyrénées. More...

The Canal du Midi offers wonderful opportunities for recreation. An engineering masterpiece from the 17th century, it is still a delight today. More...

Toulouse is the 5th largest city in France, known for its pink brick and its long and interesting history. The Garonne River passes through Toulouse, as does the Canal du Midi. More...

The small city of Pau, with its beautiful mountain views, is a great place to experience French life, away from major tourist attractions and crowds. More...









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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France.

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