The Haute Garonne has several ski resorts too at Peyragudes, Luchon-Superbagnères and Le Mourtis. For the less energetic, a little messing about on the Canal du Midi could be the answer. Hire a boat and push off!
Toulouse, of course, is worthy of a visit but don't miss Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges which sits on a site that has been occupied for over 2000 years and is wall-to-wall history.
Haute Garonne fact file
Land area: 6 309 square kilometres
Population: 1 202 920
Population density:190 /km²
Main town: Toulouse
Local property styles
Property is very varied, from stone farmhouses to the medieval timber-framed houses in some of the villages and the grand, elegant architecture of the centre of Toulouse.