Must sees in the Midi Pyrénées continued…..

So last week I looked at the Pyrénées and some of the amazing places there are to to visit, this week I’m taking a sneak peak at some of the most interesting towns around the Midi Pyrénées to visit…..

Carcassonne – A UNESCO World Heritage site based in the Midi Pyrénées, Carcasonne is a fortified French town based only 59 miles Southwest of Toulouse. The city lies within two outer walls and is home to some amazing medieval architecture including the old gothic cathedral – St Nazarius’s Basilica.32363_10152252340685704_52626413_n

Albi – Yet another UNESCO world heritage site in the Midi Pyrénées, Albi is a small village located about 75 km North East of Toulouse, and is well known for its brick cathedral which claims to be the worlds largest brick construction.

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The village is also home to famous artist Toulouse-Lautrec, whose work can be viewed in the former Bishops palace.

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Lourdes– A small town lying at the foot of the Midi Pyrénées, Lourdes is a magical town famous for its Marian apparitions, where the virgin mary is said to have revealed herself to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.  The Notre Dame du Rosaire de Lourdes is definitely worth a see at the grotto, along with a visit to the grotto itself, and a chance to collect some holy water from the Lourdes water spring.

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These are only a few of the more well known gems in the Midi Pyrénées, I will continue to post the best places I come across and the secret treasures I find over here!! Till next time….

Au revoir mes amis x

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