The large Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region, with Toulouse as its regional capital, has been in place since 1 January 2016. With a surface area of 72,724km², this new region is the second largest in France by size and is a superb tourist destination with a variety of outstanding features.
It is close to both the sea and the mountains and covers exceptional UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Carcassonne, Albi Cathedral, the Pont du Gard bridge and the Canal du Midi, a 240 km-long canal link that crosses the two areas. The natural heritage is filled with remarkable and protected sites. Two of France’s National Parks are in this region (the Cévennes and the Pyrénées), as well as the Gulf of Lion Natural Marine Park, one of six natural marine parks in France. These treasures have been awarded the most prestigious European labels and form the basis for a wide and diverse offer of hospitality and hotels for tourists.