Must see's....A very small selection of what
to see!! & do !!!!
Buy the Michelin
Green Book on
"Pyrenees, Languedoc, Tarn Gorges"
These Books save you Time
& take the Hard Work out of Planning....Easy
Life....LESS Arguments ????
4 minutes to the east of us, and is very quaint.
Three Excellent Boulangeries. One
(opp La poste) Cafe-bar, Restaurants, Artists shops &
Galleries, Book shops- Sculpture & Antiques shops, Abbaye-Ecole
de Sorèze (Royal Military School
of King Louis XVI), banks (C.A) Utilé
supermarket, hairdressers, pharmacy (Doctors and Dentists opp.
church) lovely car parks (free) under the plane trees
by La poste....
Walk the paths by the medieval
stone walls & houses, very pretty!! Office de Tourisme En-Route!
Visit the many Festivals de Sorèze.
Revel. (about 5 mins
The Capital Home of "Reproduction"
French Furniture in France. All
services and many shops. It has
a geometric street layout around a central square
surrounded by covered galleries. The 14C
covered market still has its original timber roof. The market
is on a "Saturday Morning"
and is a must see!!. Revel has plenty
of shopping, cabinet making, a bronze factory etc etc. There are
car parks aplenty and "Numerous Good
Restaurants". Revel is
well equipped with doctors, dentists, Pharmacies, ESTATE AGENTS
(immobiliers) There is even an
"Internet Café" to keep in touch if you
(about 7 mins drive)
The Black Mountains. At the mouth of
the narrow steep sided valley of the Dor.
Durfort has many family businesses creating
"copper" items, (since the 1600's) Some works of
art!! (they do pewter also). This very pretty
village has many attractive copper/iron
craft shops. A café, and restaurant
& windy streets. There are good car parks (free)
with toilets......Many walking routes
start & finish here......Visit the Popular Charcuterie-Saucisson
Durfort Walk. A good
"pretty walk" is from La
Baysse or Sorèze. There
are 1000's of kilometres of walks in the "Black
Mountains" including The Route
of St-Jaques de Compostelle,
and also many "lovely villages"
to visit....Office de Tourisime has route maps.
Bassin de Saint Ferréol.
(about 5 mins drive)
This is a beach!! "A la
Montagne". Cool waters from The
Black Mountains feed this reservoir of 173 acres between
Pine wooded hillsides. This "Magnificent
Lake" is ideal for Swimming,
Sailing or just
sitting and taking in the "views",
Stroll the parks - woodland surrounding the lake. Visit The
Rocky Waterfalls, Have a "picnic" here!!! Try to
find the "Upside down Waterfall"
!!!! Take un café under the
pine trees or lunch at the splendid
restaurants (not expensive!! - trust me!!)
(about 30 mins drive)
A large town . Must visit. It is like a little "Venice".
Take a traditional style barge to see
the former "Tanners houses"
and their dusty pink, lilac
and green colours. "Lunch" here is essential. Enjoy Le
Park de Gourjade (53 hectares). Plan a day in the very "Spanish
Goya Museum" and Hotel
de Poncet. Lots to see.....
Golf de Gourjade (9
holes)..par 72.. easy free parking,
Lovely Course, not crowded. Also large
indoor and outdoor swimming
pools with restaurants nearby...........
split level car park opposite the tanners houses..
for visiting Castres with the River Agout passing near by.... Nice...
Sidobre (about 1 hours
drive) D622 road
Sidobre is east
One of the most important "Granite sites"
in Europe. Big Boulders here!! loads
of Circuits to Explore, great fun !!“"The
World of Granite"” visiters park. Nearby is V.O.A.
Glassworks founded by Jean Jaurès.
Brassac is a
mountain village on the D622 has a "magnificent
bridge". do visit.........
Albi (about 70 mins
drive) is the birth place of "Toulouse-Lautrec".
(1864-1901) and is worth a day or two to visit the town and museum.The
"Art Gallery" of "Toulouse-Lautrec"
is a Must See.....superb!!!!!!
Castelnaudary visit the "Canal
Du Midi". Walk. Walk. The lovely
tow paths, the barge locks are Unique as are the
Beautiful Plane Trees that line the Canal. Castelnaudary
is a must Stop for the FAMOUS Cassoulet..............
Toulouse. ( 1 hours
So much to see so little time.!!!
"Is a big city with the soul of a village"
Hotel d'Assezat Houses
the Bemberg Foundation and has paintings and objects
d'art from the renaissance to the twentieth century. This
is our Regular Haunt !!!
Musèe St Raymond
has a Rare collection of Roman sculptures etc..Interesting..
Musèe des Augustins
Paintings & Roman stone artifacts.Go ! Go ! Go ! Feast for The
Palis de la Berbie
Toulouse Lautrecs. Extensive collection
of over 500 pieces. On the upper floor
are other famous names including Degas
- Matisse - Rodin (mouth-watering stuff)
Basilique St Germine
The home of Airbus
- tours of factory complex. Cité
de Espace. Visit. A Wonderful trip for the Children
of all Ages.... Visit the website for further details (http://www.ot-toulouse.fr/english/decouverte/ciel/aero.html)
Use the park and ride, there are "free
car parks" either side.
The Fairy Tale Medieval Walled City.
Go there. Your senses will "Shiver"
when they see the castle and walls.
Also well viewed from a distance. 14th July
Bastille Day!! Fireworks display...Utterly
Amazing Show !!!!!!....
Rose Garlic - Lautrec
( 30 mns drive)
City Médiévale Capitol de
l'Ail Rose. The area of hilltop villages. Stunning
scenery and views of Agout Valley - Mountain
Noire - The Pyrénées. Visit the "Garlic"
festival & Fete de Pain.( August).. "Best
Garlic in the World" ...
Visit the "Boulangerie" just
before the square for "Flambard"
bread (like Ciabatta).
Also nearby !! the kids die for this WATER-PARK
Set at the foothill of "Lautrec"
is a superb open air aqua-park- sports
arena. (open June -End August) Go A Must !! Great
Fun Here !!
The Tarn Gorges
See the Michelin Green Guide.
This is 31 miles of jaw dropping scenery.
Go! Go! Go!
Cordes - Sur – Ciel
This fortified Village a "Sumptuous
Ball of Stone" curled upon its mountain perch! Visit.
Gorges – Valley. Superb one of
our favourite visits very, very pretty.
Gaillac ( 1 hr drive)
Near Albi Charming day out - pretty
pretty "The Gaillac Vine-yards A.O.C."
A must visit.!
Goats Farm ( 20 mins
Ferme de Chevre Farm shop. Go and see
Pyrenees Mountain Range
( 2 hrs drive) Climb the mountains. Walk the walks, Search for the
trail that "Hannibal" took.
Ski. See the flora and fauna in abundance. Cross to Spain?
(see Michelin Guide to Pyrenees)
On a good day they can be seen from St Felix
de Laurgais old walls! See The photo gallery.Gosh!!
Wine! Wine! Food! Food! Sun! Sun! Sun!!
Red, White, Rosé, sparkling,
A.O.C. All Good tasting - sparkling white. "Perlé"!
unique to Gaillac, If you Enjoy Wine !! visit here !!!
Fine quality sparkling white wine. Keep your
cheap champagne! Try Limoux. In our cellar.
Roussillon & Corbières
Mouth filling reds, lovely
tastes of fruit. Many unknown finds
here!!! A beautiful area to visit...Ask
for Our Wine Tour Suggestions ..
Languedoc-Roussillon & Oc
Whites. clean, nice flavours, slight grape fruit
tastes, some full bodied..in our cellar.!!
The Reds are dark
& rich. Hard to Leave
Reds, have to be
"stars" in their own right. Search them out.
All here we serve - drink - sell.!!
"Catalan Rosé". We
shower with it. Its the best in France. Its cheap,
delicious and is our house special.inc in your