Home to the Basque Country, the area of Les Landes, majestic fortresses and more, discover the unusual architecture and original features of the châteaux and religious monuments, from Albi to Toulouse, not forgetting Lourdes. Don't miss the village of Saint-Emilion, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Cathedral of Sainte Cecile d'Albi
An original, Gothic masterpiece, this fortress symbolises the Catholic victory over Cathar heresy.
The Village of Saint-Emilion
Medieval site famous for its world-renowned wines and its monolithic church, now listed as a "cultural landscape" on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Notre-Dame de Lourdes Basilica
Catholic sanctuary renowned for miracles since the Blessed Virgin appeared before Bernadette Soubirous.
The oldest open sea lighthouse, this "Versailles of the seas" is 68 metres high and shines 40 kilometres in all directions.
It is the largest fortified site in Europe, originating in Gallo-Roman times with a 3km-long double surrounding wall and 52 towers.
the Gallo-Roman period
A stage on the Saint James' Way, the Sainte-Foy abbey-church is a masterpiece of Romanesque art.
An anecdote from the model maker
This is an exceptional work of art and the model makers would have loved to build a replica. The park's monuments are scaled down to 1:30, but the space available is far from this scale! In reality, this cable-stayed bridge crosses 2,460 metres of the Tarn valley. At a scale of 1:30, the Millau viaduct would stretch over 82 metres! Suffice it to say that it would end up going from Chambord all the way to Carcassonne!