Occitanie is an administrative region of France that was created on 1 January 2016 from former French regions Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. This is the largest region in France, featuring both the latest technology and numerous traces of prehistoric civilisations.
The modern administrative region is named after the cultural and historical region of Occitania, which covers a similar area to that ruled by the Counts of Toulouse in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Occitanie region is filled with countless natural, architectural, traditional and gastronomic wonders. Exceptional is the by-word here: don’t miss the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Millau viaduct, Conques, Rocamadour, Montségur, the Canal du Midi, and the region’s capital city, Toulouse.
Here you will find an impressive architectural and cultural heritage, such as the town of Albi and its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum; Auch with its picturesque streets; Carcassonne and its imposing fortifications; Cordes-sur-Ciel and its Gothic houses; Foix and its medieval castle; Millau and its famous viaduct; Montauban and its Place Nationale; Narbonne and its Archbishops' Palace; Nîmes and its Roman ruins; Perpignan and its palace of the Kings of Majorca; Rodez and its Gothic cathedral, and Toulouse and its Renaissance mansions.