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Real estate in Midi-Pyrénées Region

Midi Pyrénées : Between Cities, country and landscapes

Ideally situated between Sea, ocean and mountains, the Midi-Pyrénées region has an excellent reputation. Preserved landscapes and open spaces, charming villages and historic sites, rivers and canals, vineyards and towns in southern colors: Midi-Pyrénées rhymes with discovery, exploration, new experiences, humanity. Famous for its cuisine, friendly and engaging, the region occupies a large part of South-West France. The Midi-Pyrénées region has 8 departments: Ariège, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Lot, Hautes-Pyrénées, the Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. Our area is the largest in France, its area is larger than that of Belgium or Switzerland.

The Garonne is the main river with its five tributaries: the Gers, Ariege, Lot, Tarn and Save. There are two important mountains in Midi-Pyrénées: the Pyrenees to the south and the Massif Central in the northeast of the region.

The Midi-Pyrénées economy is largely dominated by the powerful urban center of Toulouse. The regional capital radiates throughout the region as well as neighboring cities such as Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon), Albi, Montauban, Tarbes. The main activity is the aerospace industry. Airbus is the world's leading commercial aircraft manufacturer. The headquarters of Météo-France, CNES, Airbus Defence and Space, and Thales Alenia Space are also the first European space pole. Agriculture and agribusiness are the first regional employer. Toulouse also has a major tertiary center and a premier research center thanks to the presence of its three universities and numerous colleges.

Note that in Midi Pyrenees, the architecture is rich and varied. With Toulouse,called the “La ville Rose”, is a city that for centuries has used the Roman tile and brick for his buildings. With its cities whose old town centers have a rich heritage reflecting the highlights of urbanization, with its medieval villages and mansions of Gothic architecture stone.

Within the framework of the territorial reform, Midi-Pyrenees merged with the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The merger became effective on 1 January 2016. The Region “Occitanie” is the new name for it.

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