Enjoy Your Sport?
Castres is a bustling market town and has been tastefully redeveloped and the Place Jean Jaures is now stunning. Its old world charm is typified by the balconied tanners’ and weavers’ properties overhanging the water.
Castres is good for shopping and sport activities. Castres Rugby Club is also amongst the Top 14 in France. It is also a very dynamic industrial and private research centre. There is an airport 8km south-east of Castres with low-cost flights to Paris-Orly and Lyon and maybe to London soon. The proximity to the Sidobre and Montagne Noire make it a good base for outdoor activities.
Many houses are made of limestone. Castres, and its surrounding countryside, has a good selection of competitively priced farmsteads and “maisons de maître” for sale. It takes more than an hour to drive to Toulouse but this may be cut down significantly once the motorway is completed.
By David Bolton
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