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Midi-Pyrénées

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Introduction

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Midi-Pyrénées is one of the 26 regions in France, located in the southwest of the country.

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Geography

Midi-Pyrénées is located in the south of France and is the largest region in metropolitan France. Its departments are
Ariege, Aveyron, Gers, Haute Garonne, Hautes Pyrenees, Lot, Tarn and Tarn et Garonne. The region is bordered by Spain and Andorra to the south, Aquitaine to the west, Languedoc-Roussillon to the east and to the north, Limousin and Auvergne.

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Cities and Towns

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Getting There

By Plane

Tarbes has a small regional airport known as Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport and is located 9 kilometres southwest of Tarbes. Air France, operated by Brit Air serves Paris, BMI has seasonal flights (summer) to Manchester and Ryanair will start flights to London from December 2009 onwards.

Toulouse has more options. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS) is located about 6 kilometres from the city. About 30 airlines serve Toulouse directly, with destinations including Algiers, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Reunion, Lyon, Paris, Nice, Corsica, Lille, Marseille, Milan, Rome, Malta, Montreal, Geneva, London, Brussels, Madrid, Hamburg, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Belfast, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Casablanca, Marrakech, Munich and Tunis, among a few other places.

To/from the airport
Shuttle buses to Toulouse city centre take approximately 20 minutes to complete the trip and they stop en route at Compans Caffarelli and Jeanne d'Arc (both on Metro Line B), Jean Jaurès (Metro Line A and B) and at Toulouse-Matabiau railway station. Taxis cost approximately €22 to Toulouse city centre one-way. 2 daily coach services connect Toulouse-Blagnac Airport to Andorra as that country does not have a commercial airport.

By Train

The region has good rail connections with rest of the towns of the region and it also lies on the high speed TGV network of France. SNCF operates the major rail services in France.

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