Tarn

Group episcopal Albi

Episcopal city of Albi

Department of southwestern France Languedoc-Roussillon, Tarn is crossed by the river that bears his name and has a great diversity of landscapes. Its rich historic heritage will take you in the footsteps of the Cathars and the Albigensian crusades, and will trace for you its industrial past (leather, glass, coal, textile, ceramic) through sites or museums. Albi, all red brick-built, which the Episcopal city was ranked the heritage of Unesco in 2010, is a remarkable site by its imposing Cathedral sainte Cécile begun in the 13th century.

Gaillac Abbey

Abbey St Michel in Gaillac in the Tarn edge

Cahuzac sur Vere village is situated between Gaillac and Cordes sur Ciel (favorite village of the French in 2014), hillsides planted vine. The town of Gaillac, around 15 kms, is the 4th of the department. There is a cultural and protected heritage around St Michel Abbey. Characteristic landscapes along the Valley of the Tarn, with the vineyard twice millennium and brick or white stones houses, are particularly pleasant. The region is also often called the little Toscane, dotted with charming medieval “bastides” perched here and there: Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Puycelsi, Penne… Walking or cycling, museums, visits to wine cellars, park recreation, lake, golf, canoeing in the gorges of Aveyron near, “apero concert” in the vineyards, many summer events…