Midi-Pyrénées is a region in the south west of France. It is the largest region in France, with an area of 45,348 km2. It is about the same size as Denmark and is bigger than Belgium or Switzerland. The region borders Spain and Andorra in the south. Midi-Pyrénées has borders with four other French regions - Aquitaine, Limousin , Auvergne and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Midi-Pyrenees consists of eight départments: Ariege, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Lot, Hautes-Pyrenees, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. Its regional capital is Toulouse, which is also the capital of the départment of Haute-Garonne. The Garonne River is the main river and its main tributaries are the Ariège, the Tarn, the Lot, the Save, the Gers and the Baise. The Pyrenees to the south and the Massif Central in the north-east are the main mountains ranges in Midi-Pyrénées.
Saint Nicolas de la Grave is a great base to visit the region of Midi-Pyrénées.