Midi Pyrenees is known for its breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains and dramatic gorges and is perfect for an activity holiday. Why not rent a self catering apartment and use it as a base for walking and cycling in the department of Aveyron - perhaps you'll be lucky enough to spot deer or eagles. For superb walking, follow the pilgrimage route and visit Lourdes. There are marvellous towns to explore - Rocamadour and Montsegur for example - or take in the medieval festival of Sauveterre de Rouergue if you're in the region in July. Eat in and sample pates, cheeses and delicious local wines. Or eat out and try Toulouse cassoulet.