The Midi-Pyrénées contain many natural treasures, protected in numerous reserves and the Pyrenees National Park. Among the many pearls of nature, it is worth mentioning the Tarn gorge, the Ossoue and Lutour valleys, the Lac d'Orédon, Gentau, Gaube and Bassin de Saint-Ferréol lakes, and the Cirque de Gavarnie glacier circus. High natural and historical value has the Pech Merle Cave in Cabrerets, with its Palaeolithic rock carvings and paintings depicting animals such as horses, mammoths, bulls, as well as geometric signs, female and male figures and human handprints.
In the Midi-Pyrénées you can enjoy both relaxing in nature and in the urban space. The largest city in the region – Toulouse pleases the eye with its beautiful architecture. Due to the fact that many buildings were built with pink bricks, it is called La Ville Rose, meaning the Pink City. Although Toulouse is the tourist center of the Midi-Pyrénées, it is worth visiting other attractions of the region. History can be drawn while visiting the castles of Foix, Montségur and Castelnau-Bretenoux, as well as numerous monuments scattered in many towns of the region. Particularly noteworthy are the mighty Gothic cathedral of Albi, the Abbey of Conques with adjoining stone streets, the medieval town of Rocamadour built on an almost vertical rock and the 14th-century Valentré bridge over the Lot River.