Countryside Villages and nature sites for green holidays

Maison à la campagne - Quercy - Lot

Maison à la campagne - Quercy - Lot

Is a holiday in the country your dream? Slow down, take your time and enjoy life: head for Gascogne, Corbières, Larzac or the Dordogne valley. While you're there, visit our charm-filled villages and "Occitania Grand Sites" in an exceptional setting: Rocamadour, Conques, Cordes sur Ciel, the Tarn Gorges, etc.

Major sites in Countryside

Visit the Tarn Gorges, the Cirque de Navacelles, the sources of the Canal du Midi, as well as Conques, Rocamadour and Marciac, famous for its Jazz in Marciac festival. They have all been given the "Occitania Grand Sites South of France" label. These exceptional nature sites or charm-filled towns and villages are not to be missed during your stay in the countryside.


Vitraux de Pierre Soulages

Vitraux de Pierre Soulages, CRT Occitanie_Patrice THEBAULT

Rocamadour, Dordogne valley


Rocamadour, CRT Occitanie_Patrice THEBAULT

Cordes sur Ciel and medieval towns

Cordes sur Ciel

Cordes sur Ciel, D.Viet / CRT Occitanie

Moissac Lauzerte Auvillar

L'abbaye Saint-Pierre

L'abbaye Saint-Pierre, D.Viet / CRT Occitanie

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi

Since the 17th century!

The Canal du Midi has linked Toulouse to Sète, on the shores of the Mediterranean. This unique work of engineering in the world was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, becoming a privileged destination for river tourism in Europe.

Fête à Najac

Fête à Najac, Dominique VIET

Regional food festivals

Occitania gives a real taste to
your holiday

All through the year, you can take part in festivals organised in our villages and get to know our specialities (over 250 are officially labelled) and authentic flavours.