Tarn heritage tours
The Tarn is not only a spot for lovers of nature and good food. It is also a popular destination for heritage lovers, authentic villages and history buffs.

Here are 4 spots to discover our heritage and our villages.

Stroll through the narrow streets of old Castres and taste the real Tarn nougatine

In the 17th century, Castres prospered. Today, the town houses hidden away in the small streets of the old town bear witness to this. Having had your fill of architecture, spend some time in the Goya Museum, where you can admire paintings by some of the great Spanish masters. What more could you ask for? A nougatine from Castres! This is a delightful walk


Listen to the legend of Adélaïde de Burlats, the countess with violet eyes

In the pavillon d’Adélaïde (12th century), behold ladies and gentlemen, the legend of Adélaïde de Burlats, a countess with violet eyes, whose beauty was sung by the troubadours invited to her court. Still under the spell of a love song, walk to Mont Paradis where the waterfall of the same name hums.


Stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval hilltop towns of Castelnau de Montmiral and Puycelsi

The echo of your footsteps resounds in the quiet streets of Castelnau de Montmiral and Puycelsi. It lulls you and leads you gently from a church to a walkway, from a half-timbered house to a square decorated with arcades. It takes you back to the 12thand 13th centuries. At that time the counts of Toulouse found it appropriate to build these cities on rocky promontories. Castelnau de Montmiral and Puycelsi have retained a proud appearance from this period which has earned them the honour of belonging to the prestigious circle of the most beautiful villages in France.


Pass under the Vauban vault at Les Cammazes and pick up chestnuts

At Les Cammazes, do as the Rigole de la Montagne Noirewhich feeds the Canal du Midi, pass under the Vauban Vault, a 123 m long tunnel, taking care not to fall into the water, as the passage is narrow. To conclude this beautiful walk, a stop at the Salon de Vauban is necessary to enjoy a chocolate cake.

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