This region is incomparably rich in all the ingredients for a good holiday - uncluttered landscapes, empty roads, clean rivers and good regional cuisine.The mountains dominate life in the French Pyrénées. A region in many ways closer to Spain than France. Today, it is the last remaining widerness in southern Europe and a habitat for rare animal species. In summer the region offers over 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of walking trails, as well as fishing and climbing. Lourdes receives four million pilgrims every year.
Eurostar & TGV travel to the South and West
Travel from the UK (London St Pancras, Ebsfleet or Ashford) to the destinations of Carcassonne through to Perpignan can be with a change of train at Lille, with a simple change of platform, or via Paris with a change from Paris Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon station (Metro/RER tickets provided, the actual journey time is 12 minutes plus access time, full step by step instructions provided). Destinations from Limoges through to Lourdes plus Toulouse are only via Paris.