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Tarn & Aveyron Holidays

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Tourism, Leisure & Activities

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The Tourism, Leisure & Activities Zone is a comprehensive guide for discovering the wealth of things to do and places to visit for the perfect holiday in the Tarn & Aveyron.

Midi-Pyrénées

Midi Pyrenees

Tarn & Aveyron is part of the region Midi-Pyrénées which is the largest région of metropolitan France, larger than the Netherlands or Denmark.
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Activities In The Aveyron

There are plenty of things to do in the area to keep you occupied and some of the sport and leisure activities are listed below, in the following sections land-based, water-based, air-based, and other activities. more...

History Of Cordes-Sur-Ciel

Originally it was half-encircled by white limestone cliffs. The surrounding area had certainly been inhabited since pre-historic times. Much later on, the Roman Gauls occupied the area and built their comfortable villas here. more...

Hiking & Rambling In The Tarn

The Best Way To Discover Tarn (picture 22337tl)Hiking is one of the best ways of discovering nature and getting away from everyday life in magnificent surroundings. Suitable for everyone and requiring only a minimum of equipment, an ideal way of getting away from it all and perhaps the best way to discover Aveyron.
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Aveyron Tourist Offices

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FAMOUS PEOPLE: Yves Thuriès

Yves Thuriès was born on 5th June 1938 in the small bakery of Lempaut (south of Tarn). At 14 years old, he completed his apprenticeship in the pâtisserie Benoît Barné in Castres and obtained his CAP diploma at the age of 17 in Toulouse. more...

Tarn Tourist Boards

Tarn Tourist Boards more...

Toulouse

A Day Trip From Tarn & Aveyron The real charm of Toulouse lies in its combination of youth and experience. It is home to the oldest fellowship in France, with the Académie des Jeux Floraux poetry prize association, and also the youngest, with the Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace devoted to aeronautics and space. more...

Skiing In The Aveyron

Skiing AveyronA vast volcanic plateau situated in the north of the Aveyron departement, Aubrac boasts a domaine for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. The resorts offer an alternative to the traditional ski resorts in France with excellent facilities to try out the many different forms of Nordic winter sports. Skiing In The Aveyron...

Hiking & Rambling In The Aveyron

The Best Way To Discover Aveyron Hiking is one of the best ways of discovering nature and getting away from everyday life in magnificent surroundings. Suitable for everyone and requiring only a minimum of equipment, an ideal way of getting away from it all and perhaps the best way to discover Aveyron.
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Tourist Information

Tourist Office Want to find out where to go, what to do, how to get there? Then contact your local tourist information office in the Tarn & Aveyron. more...

Fishing In The Tarn

Enjoy A Fishing Holiday In South West France FishingThe river Tarn, from the latin 'Tarnis' signifying both 'rapid' and 'walled in' separates the Narbonnais and Aquitaine basins.For the sports fisherpersons amongst you, the Tarn is a rich resource. On the Tarn you could hope to catch Carp, Perch, Cat Fish, Roach and Bleak.

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Nalanda Monastery - Lavaur

A Unique Centre In the Heat Of The Tarn, South West France nalanda-monasteryNalanda Monastery is a unique centre for Western monks in the Tibetan Geluk tradition. It offers an ideal environment to live and combine practice and study in an appropriate lifestyle. Currently, around 22 monks and a number of lay men form the core of the community in Lavaur. Nalanda Monastery - Lavaur...

Where the River Lot begins its journey

A lovely scene of rustic tranquilityIf it’s space and quiet you’re after, then head to where the Lot River begins its journey. It’s a region like no other, as Dominic Bliss discovers on a visit that takes in Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère more...

CITY GUIDE - Albi

Famed for its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, Albi has many other charms hidden down its winding streets. You’ll come across lovely gardens in riverside settings and vast venerable buildings, such as the fortress-like Cathedral of St Cecilia. Check out our guide for everthing you need for your visit to Albi including history, places to visit, things to do, shopping & markets, eating out and nightlife.
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Victor of Aveyron

Victor of Aveyron (also The Wild Boy of Aveyron) was a boy who apparently lived his entire childhood alone in the woods before being found wandering the woods near Saint ... more...

Jean Jaurès - Born Castres (Tarn)

History of The Tarn - Famous People JEAN JAURÈS Jean JaurèsJean Léon Jaurès—full name Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Léon Jaurès—(born at Castres (Tarn)September 3, 1859 – Died Paris July 31, 1914) was a French Socialist leader. He was one of the first social democrats: within the Section Française de l'Internationale Ouvrière (SFIO), he opposed Jules Guesde's refusal of socialist participation in bourgeois governments... more...

Tourist regions of Aveyron

Rodez Millau Aubrac Carladez Conques Marcillac Gorges de l'Aveyron & Tarn Ségala Vallée du Lot
From the volcanic plateau of Aubrac with its horizons extending towards the infinite sky to the vast plateau of Carladez ... more...

Awesome Aveyron

Dominic at Millau Ranging from the high plateaux of the Aubrac in the north to the Millau Viaduct in the south, via countless medieval towns in between, the enormous Aveyron department offers that unique combination of history, modernity and the great outdoors. more...

Gaillac City Guide

Gaillac is 25km west of Albi and 50 km north-east of Toulouse, in the Tarn department of the midi-Pyrenees. The fame of Gaillac, a town on the Tarn River, is the fame of the vineyards that surround the town. Gaillac wines are internationally held in very high regard, and you will have ample opportunity to sample and buy them on a visit to the town and the region.
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Tourist Regions Of Tarn

Albi Castres Bastides Tarn Valley Ségala-Viaur Montagne Noire Sidobre-Monts Lacaune Pays de Cocagne In the space of a few kilometres, you can go from one world to another: the Tarn has a wealth of micro-regions, each one different, and all ready to share with you the colour and atmosphere of the "South West". Tourist Regions Of Tarn...

What is A Tarn Bastide?

History Of Bastides In The Tarn Lisle sur TarnThe history of the Tarn bastides, began in the 13th and 14th centuries, triggered by the tragic episode of the repression of the Cathars, the so-called Albigensian Crusade. The building of the bastides signalled the start of a period of commercial prosperity that lasted throughout the Middle Ages. Wht not visit some of them in the Tarn. History Of Bastides In The Tarn...

A Personal View of The Aveyron

Thiriza Vallois"It all began in Paris with a riot of wisteria." This led to a chance meeting between Thirza Vallois and Georges and Odette, and to Thirza's love affair with the stunning Aveyron, a mosaic of enchanting landscapes tucked away on the southern edge of the Massif Central.
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Discover Aveyron

Tourist Regions Of The Aveyron From the wild plains of Aubrac to the fertile vineyards of the vallon; the dramatic valley of the Lot to the sheer walls of the Gorges du Tarn; the ancient caves of Roquefort to the majestic towers of the viaduc de Millau, this is an extraordinary land of rich contrasts.Whatever your interests, you’re sure to discover something extraordinary. Discover Aveyron...

The Most Beautiful Villages In The Tarn

Discover The 4 Villages Of The Tarn The most beautiful villages in Tarn & AveyronLes Plus Beaux Villages de France are those villages in France that have natural heritage or exceptional architecture and are located in the rural countryside. Tarn had four villages with Castelnau De Montmiral, Lautrec, Puycelsi and Monestiés. more...

The Millau Viaduct - A World Recold Breaker

Watch The Video - Cross The Bridge From Your Armchair millau bridgeThe Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in the Aveyron. Designed by architect Norman Foster, in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, Video Tarn Aveyronwith one pier's summit at 343 metres slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m shorter than the Empire State Building. If you cannot vist yourself then watch the video. more...

Conques - Les Plus Beaux Villages De France

AVEYRON QUICK VISIT GUIDE - Conques Conques, Aveyron - Aveyron Tourist BoardConques is classified as one of the "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" in the Aveyron. Created by the faith, the minds and the hands of monks during the 10th-12th centuries, the site of Conques, a major staging post on the pilgrim way to Santiago de Compostela, is a masterpiece of romanesque art. more...

Toulouse Blagnac International Airport

Toulouse Airport Guide Toulouse Airport Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is situated just North West of Toulouse city centre, Toulouse Blagnac Airport is a popular destination for people heading not only into Toulouse itself, but also for those travelling to Tarn & Aveyron. Toulouse Blagnac International Airport...

Buy on a French holiday village

SibluBuying with Siblu may be right for you, it is for many others... 'We have more of a social life here than we do at home.' Find out more by ordering the brochure.

Rodez Cathedral - © Gilles Tordjman

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