Occitanie, born from the merger of the former Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions, has 13 departments. It displays its natural and heritage treasures along its mountains, the Pyrenees that define the border between France and Spain, its coastline that runs for more than 200 km from the Camargue to the Gulf of Lions, and its lands that are home to dynamic, authentic and welcoming towns and villages.

A tourist guide on Occitania will also remind you of the existence of a generous and preserved nature with, among others, two National Parks, six Regional Natural Parks and a Marine Park.

Among the jewels incontournables of Occitania, do not miss the Gorges du Tarn, the Petite Camargue, the Dordogne Valley, the Cévennes, Toulouse the metropolis where life is good, just like for its little sister Montpellier and its seaside neighbour, Sète, the Cité de Carcassonne, leViaduc de Millau, le Pont du Gard...

Everywhere, the inhabitants, proud of their regional roots, are good living, spontaneous and welcoming, used to the winds of Autan and the Tramontane from which you will not escape.

It is also impossible not to discover the region's gastronomic and wine-growing treasures: foie gras, truffles, oysters, cheeses, anchovies, olives... not to mention the AOC Languedoc, AOC Corbières and AOC Côtes du Roussillon wines, the Côtes de Gascogne, Cahors and Gaillac wines, and the most famous of its spirits: Armagnac.

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When to go to Midi-Pyrénées?

When to go to Occitania? Although the region has two main tourist seasons in summer for all outdoor sports and in winter for mountain sports (in the Pyrenees and Lozère in particular), it can be visited all year round, given the mild climate. However, you will find fewer establishments open during the off-season, the advantage being that prices drop at the same time as tourist numbers and you can enjoy the country at your own pace by meeting more authentic producers and tourism professionals who have more time to spend with you

In summer, the coastline, from Le Grau du Roi and La Grande-Motte to Cerbère and Banyuls-sur-Mer, is the scene of mass tourism, with many hotels and campsites, as well as attractions and entertainment. Natural parks also attract tourists in search of outdoor sports activities (hiking, rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, potholing...). The year is punctuated by festivals, encounters and village festivals, depending on the season

As for the main cities, Toulouse, Montpellier, Perpignan, Sète, Nîmes... they can be visited all year round: as long as you do not fear the crowds and the heat wave temperatures which are less bearable in the city than in the countryside or on the coast

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Lot wine route

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The peasant Lot of the past

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Caves and chasm

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