Camping in the Midi-Pyrénées
The Midi-Pyrénées is situated in the South of France, sharing a border along the Pyrénées mountain range with Spain. A holiday in the Midi-Pyrénées can give you a fantastic sense of variety and freedom. From the dramatic mountains of the Pyrénées to the gentle countryside of the numerous national parks, outdoor life is something special here. Take in the fresh air with hikes in every corner of the region - there’s 30,000km of designated hiking trails to choose from for all capabilities.
At the heart of the region, and also the capital, is the city of Toulouse. The city is famous for its dusty pink buildings due to the terracotta bricks used in the facades. As well as having a grand, bustling centre, the city enjoys a great location – right on the UNESCO world heritage ranked, Canal du Midi. Taking a ride on one of the many tour boats is a great way to enjoy Toulouse from the water. The canal is lined with footpaths which are popular with the locals - it’s a great way to wander out of the city and enjoy some peace and quiet.
The region is renowned for its food including foie gras, Roquefort, Quercy lamb and Lautrec garlic.
Things to see and do when you are camping in the Midi-Pyrénées
Enjoy a wander around Toulouse to take in the pretty pink buildings and lively atmosphere. The space museum – le Cite de l’Espace is one of the top rated places to see in the city and is particularly great for children.
Pyrénées National Park
If you have adventure in your blood, spending some time in the National Park is a must! The national park stretches 100km miles from east to west and is a haven for walkers. The natural surroundings truly are stunning!
If you’ve got a head for heights, you’ll love the Millau Viaduct. It currently holds the world record for the tallest bridge – its 343 metres tall! The viaduct links Clermont-Ferrand with Béziers and Narbonne. There are many ways to enjoy the structure without driving over it. One of the most popular ways is to take a paddle in a canoe down the River Tarn, passing underneath the Viaduct.
For fantastic views, with your feet firmly on the ground, there is a dedicated viewing area, with an information centre and a gastronomical area where you can sample food by a Michelin-starred chef.
Puy du Sancy
Take a cable car up to the peak to enjoy stunning views over the Massif Central Mountains. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, the historic Capucin funicular is the oldest funicular in France. Both the cable car and funicular take you to the foot of hiking trails, all offering fantastic views.
The Auvergne is situated to the north of the Midi Pyrénées and is known for its volcanoes. You can get up close and find out all about them at the Volcano-themed theme park, Vulcania. You can also take a tethered hot air balloon ride to enjoy the stunning volcanic views surrounding the park.
Volcans d'Auvergne Natural Regional Park
This park is the largest regional park in France and is fantastic for hiking, biking and exploring nature.
Camping in Midi-Pyrénées can be booked by calling our knowledgeable customer advice team on 0345 268 0827. For holidays in the neighbouring Ardèche, take a look here.