Embark on an eco-responsible journey through charming train tours, unusual visits and activities accessible to all, all in a generous and friendly spirit.
The Occitanie Rail Tour is your chance to save money, limit your impact on the environment and travel in slow mode through a region as big as a country, while meeting new people at every stop.
In partnership with the SNCF (French Railways) and liO Train (regional trains), The Occitanie Rail Tour Pass is available at a special low rate: €10 a day for unlimited travel, for 2 to 6 consecutive days!
The seasons set the pace here and you need to slow down to spot all the nuances in the landscapes, realise the extent of cultural gems and meet the passionate people who live here and make the destination what it is.
Lifestyle, community and hospitality aren't just buzzwords in Occitanie, we've even made up our own word to encompass our values: Occitalité!
Sprawling countrysides with the Canal du Midi, Canal de la Robine and Rhône in Sète running through them; criss-crossed by the Ways of St James and peppered with churches, abbeys and little stone bridges; watered by stunning valleys made for canoeing and climbing.
Mountains that attract athletes, skiers and hikers to their year-round playgrounds alongside visitors who love lofty villages and hilltop châteaux.
Then there's the Mediterranean of course, Côte Vermeille and Sète coast along with lagoons and inland seas such as Thau, Leucate and Bages-Sigean; the perfect sea to unwind, sample fresh seafood in the ports, go diving, try water sports or meet the wildlife.
Regional capitals, historical towns and cultural cities bursting with energy, beauty, hustle and bustle: pink Toulouse, the archbishop's Narbonne, holy Lourdes, scholarly Montpellier, Gascon Auch, Roman Nîmes and artistic Montauban.
That's Occitanie in a nutshell: a whole host of experiences that keep you coming back for more season after season. Snowshoeing on Mont Lozère, hiking in the Aubrac plateau, paragliding over the Millau Viaduct, cycling on the Canal du Midi towpath, scuba diving off the coast of Collioure, winery tastings at wineries and summer barge cruises on the Lot… All packed with social, exciting and fun-filled encounters.