French villas I Haute-Garonne I NOVASOL
Discover Haute-Garonne with French villas
The department of Haute-Garonne in the south Midi-Pyrenees region is known for its beautiful nature, spas and excellent ski resorts for the exceptionally high quality of life there. Discover our range of French holiday gites amongst the highest mountains of the Pyrenees and explore the slopes at your leisure. Bagnères-de-Luchon is a very popular spa and ski resort, comprising several stages on the Tour de France. The Spa Thermes de Luchon is very well-known and is located near the Pique, which is a tributary of the Garonne. Allegedly, the water here has healing properties and is recommended as a cure for many ailments. Why not test out this whilst self-catering France?
A French chateau with picturesque scenery
Ten kilometres from the spa town of Oô in the Pyrenees is the river Neste d'Oô which opens in Luchon in the Pique. Whether you rent a French chateau or dog friendly cottages in the Midi-Pyrenees, be sure to come here and visit the picturesque mountain lake, Lac d'Oô, with its breathtakingly beautiful waterfall! In Oô you will also find the remarkable watchtower from the 10th -11th century – a historical monument from which you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view.
Self-catering France and Saint-Ferréol
In this department is the dam of Saint-Ferréol, the origin and the main reservoir of the Canal du Midi. It is worth the trip there whilst renting one of our holiday gites in France in this region as the views are spectacular. The Bassin de St Ferréol was built in the 17th century and was for 200 years the highest earth dam in the world. Today, along with the Canal du Midi, it is known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the trip while on vacation in holiday home Midi-Pyrénées or one of the cottages France also not far away location, a hundred feet high fountain.
French gites near charming villages
In the town of Sorèze the famous Benedictine abbey can be found, dating back to 754, which survived the Reformation in France and until recently housed the Military School of Sorèze. During your self-catering holidays in one of our gites in France you can also visit Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, which was voted on the list of ‘most beautiful villages in France’. It has much to offer with the Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, the remains of a Roman forum and the nearby church. For something more cosmopolitan, be sure to visit the capital of this region – Toulouse.
Gites in France – Discover Toulouse
The Occitan Cross, which was named after the Occitan name of Toulouse, adorns the coat of arms of the Midi-Pyrenees region. Toulouse, the capital, is located on the Garonne River in the heart of the region and is connected to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic via two channels. In 1681the 240-kilometre-long ‘Canal du Midi’ was finished and today it has been declared is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Have a relaxing day out from your chosen France holiday homes on the river with boat trips on the canal. It leads to a fascinating lock system, flowing into the Mediterranean Sète.
Innovation and economy with direct holiday homes
Toulouse was always, and remains to be, an innovative and economically powerful city. Book holiday lettings France and visit Pont Neuf’, the oldest surviving bridge from the 16th century over the Garonne, and marvel at its elegant engineering. Since the 20s, the aircraft industry has also developed with Toulouse as a centre point. Whilst on holiday in the Midi-Pyrenees region, be sure to visit the Technology Park! Today, Toulouse is the astronomical capital of France and one of the most important centres for space and aviation in the whole world
Holiday cottages in France with Religious history
The city has been an archdiocese since the 4th century and in the 12th century one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in France was built here. Visit the amazing UNESCO protected Basilica of St. Sernin whilst renting your French holiday cottages, villas or dog friendly cottages in Toulouse! The pilgrim Church is part of the Camino from Arles to Santiago de Compostela and holds many treasures. In the magnificent Dominican church, Les Jacobins, the famous vaulted ceiling ‘Palmier des Jacobins’ can also be found. From your France villas, you can also visit the tomb of St. Thomas Aquinas, who was one of the most influential philosophers and theologians in history.