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THINGS TO DO

Here in the TARN SW France, you are assured a friendly welcome, and with the rich & contrasting scenery varying from plains to mountains, and you are never far from places to explore and sights to visit, and undoubtedly you will find your holiday flies by so fast that you’ll want to return to visit again !

Albi Cathedral

  • In the summer, music Festivals are held in the prestigious surroundings of the 12th Century Cathedral of the Episcopal City of
    ALBI
    recently proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site. ALBI is also the birth town of the famous artist Toulouse Lautrec.
  • Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
    Gaillac

  • GAILLAC, LISLE SUR TARN and RABASTENS through their typically fortified architecture will give you a taste of the middle ages with their handsome brick façades, half-timbered houses, and arcaded town squares.
  • Lisle sur Tarn
    Marché de Gaillac

  • Enjoy a stroll through the interesting & colourful street-markets to stock up on the fresh local produce. Tuesday & Friday are GAILLAC’s market days while Saturday is market day for RABASTENS, and Sunday for LISLE/TARN. 
  • Marché de rabastens
    vineyards

  • Some of the best vineyards are to be found in the GAILLAC region, one of the oldest wine producing areas in France, originally planted by the Romans. We recommend some great winetasting tours, sampling GAILLAC's high quality wines. 
  • Gaillac wine in barrels
    rambling in the woods

  • Beyond the GAILLAC vineyards, and their gently undulating hills, hikers will take pleasure in walking through the large forests of the Grésigne and Sivens
  • A bastide beyond the forest
    Cordes-sur-Ciel

  • The medieval village of CORDES is a gem of Gothic architecture on its « sugar loaf » 110m high, while the fairy-tale medieval walled city of CARCASSONNE, one hour away,  is breathtaking. 
  • Carcassonne
    Good swing ! Isn'it

  • "Arguably the best course we have ever played !!" ... There are four excellent championship golf courses all about 20/30 mins away, (Golf Albi Lasbordes, Golf de Florentin-Gaillac, Golf des Etangs de Fiac, Golf de Palmola Buzet/Tarn).
  • golf
    Castres

  • Further south lies CASTRES, the Venice of the Tarn, with its canal, gardens and museum dedicated to the works of Goya. 
  • Goya Museum
    Toulouse (Pont Neuf)

    La Garonne

  • When you tire of the rural delights of the TARN, why not visit pink-bricked TOULOUSE (“La Ville Rose”), with its beautiful squares, chic shops and many art galleries.

    Though vibrant and cosmopolitan, TOULOUSE has a laid-back village-like atmosphere, and a relaxed pace of life. You will enjoy watching the world go by at the numerous pavement cafés in the Place Capitole, the city's heart since the 12th Century. 
  • Place du Capitole

    Place Wilson
    Canal du Midi

  • The Canal du Midi, a World Heritage Site, running from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, passes through TOULOUSE and is a great place to spend a day. 
  • Canal du Midi
    Cité de l'espace

  • For the more technically minded you can visit the Space City “Cité de L'Espace” with MIR station, Ariane space rocket prototype and interactive games, making it also an interesting and unusual day trip for the children. 
  • Airbus
    Millau Viaduct

  • The famous MILLAU VIADUCT built to carry the A75 motorway, a stunning 2500 metres long & 340 metres high (topping the Eiffel Tower by 23 metres) over the charming town of Millau is the highest & largest cable stayed vehicular bridge in the world and is only under an hour and a half drive away.
  • Millau Viaduct
    Collioure

  • For longer day trips the PYRÉNÉES are 2 hours away, the nearest MEDITERRANEAN beach (Narbonne Plage) is just under 2 hours and the ATLANTIC Ocean at Biarritz is 3 hours.
  • Pyrénées

    Holidays are for relaxing ! and of course you may just want to spend a day lazing by the POOL.... swimming, sunbathing, or just reading .....

    email:gisella.graham@orange.fr - Tel. Int'l : +33 (0)563 81 75 46 - Mob : +33 (0)677 866925


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