You like a quiet vacation or move as much as possible, anything is possible: hiking, discovering heritage, museums, cycling or car tours, tasting gastronomic specialties and Gaillac wines, leisure parks, canoeing, there are some has something for all tastes and desires.
Walks and hikes
Discover the Tarn through its hiking trails. By bike or mountain bike, cycling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the various cycling routes. The horse farms of the Tarn welcome you to share pleasant moments of relaxation and change of scenery. Finally, climbing and canoeing will allow you to surpass yourself in a natural setting. You will find all the documentation you need for your excursions: IGN map, hiking files, various guides and if that is not enough, you can count on the owners to show you some secret trails!
Beyond the landscapes of plains and hillsides of great diversity combining the forest with areas of mixed farming and vineyards, you will discover a heritage steeped in history. All along your route, you will discover the Bastides Albigeoises and fortified villages.
Along the Vère and the Aveyron, you will discover authentic villages such as Castelnau de Montmiral, Puycelsi and Bruniquel, which, from their rocky spurs, will offer you a superb panorama over the forest of Grésigne, as well as Penne, a small picturesque village.
Gaillac wine tour
Coming to the Tarn without discovering your Gaillac wine is like going to Paris without going up to the Eiffel Tower. The Gaillac appellation area covers 2,500 hectares spread over 73 municipalities for an AOC production of over 165,000 hl. The variety of soils (three in number) and the age of the vineyard allow Gaillac to present a varied and traditional grape variety. Thus, this diversity of the Gaillac vineyard is reflected in a wide variety of wines made up of a multiple range of dry, sweet and pearl white wines, red and rosé wines, sparkling wines.
The episcopal city of Albi
Albi is remarkable for its impressive fortified Sainte-Cécile cathedral and its Berbie palace, the former palace of the archbishops of Albi, which dominate the historic city center and the river. Birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec , it houses a museum with the largest collection in the world of works by the Post-Impressionist painter . Finally, Albi is mainly a historic landmark whose name was given to the followers of the Cathars , the Albigenses, who suffered violent repression inthe thirteenth century by the Roman Catholic Church known as the Albigensian Crusade . The Sainte-Cécile cathedral was built by the Catholics to fight against the Cathar heresy .
Saturday 31 July 2010 , in Brasilia , the Episcopal City of Albi was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list .