Haute-Garonne photo spots

Haute-Garonne photo spots

The Haute-Garonne is a territory that offers great photographic opportunities. If you like old stones and beautiful monuments, you will be seduced by the Pays Toulousain. Are you passionate about history and fortified castles? The Lauragais is an old Cathar land and impressive fortifications were built there, then transformed into Renaissance palaces... If you want to recharge your batteries in the countryside, the wide open spaces of Volvestre are at your disposal for a nature photo report. Finally, if you want to bring back great panoramic views of the Pyrenees, it is rather in the Comminges that you will find what you are looking for.


Opening photo credit: Le Lac Oô - AdobeStock / photlook

The Instagram photo of the moment in Toulouse

Toulouse is called the “Pink City” for its soft colored stones. It is a city steeped in history, which has many monuments to photograph. A view of the city from its bridge, preferably at sunset, is one of the essentials of a souvenir photo album of Toulouse.

The good idea: Visit Toulouse on foot


Credit: AdobeStock / Phil
Credit: AdobeStock / Phil

Countryside photo in Lauragais

Montgeard is a typical village in the Lauragais countryside. If it has lasted through the centuries, it is thanks to the production of pastel, a plant whose fermented flowers give a beautiful light blue color. It is a place with old-fashioned charm and an authentic atmosphere. This is a good opportunity to take pictures of the sweet countryside of southern France, in sepia of course!

Credit: AdobeStock / Marc Andreu
Credit: AdobeStock / Marc Andreu

Perspective on the Canal du Midi

The banks of the Canal du Midi have been converted into a greenway, accessible both on foot and by bike. It is a site for family walks, very popular with Toulouse residents. For perspective photography, avoid weekends, when there are a lot of walkers. On the other hand, if you are up early, you will take sublime photos, playing with the soft light of daybreak and the mists rising over the canal.

Credit: AdobeStock / thieury
Credit: AdobeStock / thieury

Shooting at the "golden hour " on the hillsides of Volvestre

Passionate photographers are often early risers, because they know the magic of the “golden hour. That precious moment, at daybreak, when the sun floods the landscape and the morning dew sparkles with a thousand lights... Prairie landscapes lend themselves particularly well to these luminous and golden photos. In Haute-Garonne, the Volvestre and its rural hillsides are perfect for this style of photography.

Credit: AdobeStock / Pat on stock
Credit: AdobeStock / Pat on stock

The picturesque streets of Rieux-Volvestre

We stay in the Volvestre to tell you about Rieux-Volvestre. Whether you have a drone or not, you will be charmed by this village not far from Toulouse. Its old houses typical of the Middle Ages, its pink bricks, its picturesque alleys... The perfect photo awaits you at every street corner.

Are you visiting Haute-Garonne with children? Read our article on family activities in Haute-Garonne. Read your article on Volvestre (fr) to organize your stay in this region.


Credit: AdobeStock / JackF
Credit: AdobeStock / JackF

The ancient Roman city of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

The Comminges is a very natural territory, a balcony on the Pyrenees! Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is a town that enjoys sumptuous landscapes at the start of the Pyrenees chain, but you will also appreciate the beauty of its old center and its Roman ruins. A clever mix of eras.


Credit: AdobeStock / tynrud
Credit: AdobeStock / tynrud

Stroll in the Cathar village

Avignonet-Lauragais trembled in the 13th century, it was at the center of the Cathar tragedy. It is a village characterized by its white stone used in the construction of its buildings and in particular its superb pepper pot tower, a remnant of the old ramparts. You will also notice the impressive height of the church tower. Very photogenic!


Credit: AdobeStock / thieury
Credit: AdobeStock / thieury

A mountain lake: Lac Oô

In a beautiful natural setting, the superb Lac Oô awaits you at the end of a hike accessible to all. It is 1h30 from Toulouse, near the town of Luchon, count about 1h30 walk from the Granges d'Astau. You will also admire a 275m high waterfall, and even a place to eat.


Credit: AdobeStock / Fourcade.N
Credit: AdobeStock / Fourcade.N

Here is the end of this photo report in Haute-Garonne. We hope to have made you want to visit and photograph the beautiful sites of the Toulouse region and the landscapes at the foot of the Pyrenees.


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