Midi-Pyrénées

Tarn

Tarn
The Essential
So contrasting are the landscapes and so numerous the activities up for grabs here, including many for families, it's impossible to get bored in Tarn.
Sunny and nonchalant, the Tarn valley lies in the heart of the so-called Midi Rose, the river nourishing the vineyards of Gaillac (don't look for the Gorges du Tarn here: they are in Lozère).
To the east and south are the forests and lakes of the Black Mountains and Monts de Lacaune, foothills of the Massif Central.
Albi, with fascinating, red-brick buildings, and Castres, with lovely corbelled houses practically overhanging the Agout River, are excellent starting points for excursions along the picturesque roads that wind from abbeys to medieval villages (Cordes-sur-Ciel, Monestiés, Sorèze).
So bring both your swimsuit and your walking boots, and keep your energy up thanks to healthy peasant food that is heavy on the garlic and spices!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tarn

Cathedral of Saint Cecilia Cathedral of Saint Cecilia
Cathedral of Saint Cecilia
Albi
1:00
Upper Town of Cordes-sur-Ciel Upper Town of Cordes-sur-Ciel
Upper Town of Cordes-sur-Ciel
Cordes-sur-Ciel
1:30
Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
Toulouse-Lautrec Museum
Albi
2:00
Banks of the Tarn Banks of the Tarn
Banks of the Tarn
Albi
0:30
Chapel of Saint-Jacques
Chapel of Saint-Jacques
Monestiés
0:30
Puycelsi Puycelsi
Puycelsi
Puycelci
1:00