1 The bulls of Languedoc
Whether in a bullfight at Les Arènes or eaten as a succulent boeuf à la gardienne, the taureaux of the plains of Languedoc are famous.
2 Pont du Gard
This graceful aqueduct is an emblem of southern France and a tribute to Roman determination.
The ancient Carolingian monastery and the tiny hamlet at its feet present a quintessential Occitan panorama.
A Setois tradition, in which teams of rowers charge at each other in gondolas.
The Middle Ages come alive in this walled fortress town.
6 The Canal du Midi
Cycling, walking or drifting along this tree-shaded canal is the most atmospheric way of savouring France’s southwest.
7 Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
This former slaughterhouse contains an important collection of modern and contemporary art.
8 Toulouse-Lautrec museum, Albi
The most comprehensive collection of Toulouse-Lautrec’s work is in the former Bishop’s Palace of his home town.