Tarn places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Tarn department of the Midi-Pyrenees region. See also our detailed Tarn guide.

Tarn sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Albi


Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful centre and sensational views across the river bel [...]

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photo of Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department is certainly the beautiful old bobbled bridge [...]

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photo of Castelnau-de-Montmiral


The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and the views from its hilltop location, [...]

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photo of Castres


While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town centre and an interesting Goya Museum to vi [...]

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photo of Cordes-sur-Ciel


Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in France with a great deal of natural and historic beauty - an [...]

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photo of Gaillac


The historic centre of Gaillac and its riverside position make Gaillac a very enjoyable small town to discover [...]

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photo of Giroussens


Giroussens is a pretty village and home to a ceramic centre and great garden [...]

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photo of Lautrec


Lautrec is a small village, but both the views and the intereting historic buildings make it very pleasant to explo [...]

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photo of Lavaur


Lavaur is a pretty red brick town in the Tarn department of France [...]

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photo of Lisle-sur-Tarn


Lisle-sur-Tarn is a pretty village on the banks of the Tarn river. [...]

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photo of Puycelsi


We particularly enjoyed the walk around the ramaparts in Puycelsi, one of the 'most beautiful villages of France' [...]

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photo of Realmont


Realmont is very typical of the bastide towns to be found throughout the Tarn department [...]

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photo of Soreze


The abbey-school and numerous ancient colombage houses are among the interesting finds in the village of Soreze [...]

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photo of The Jardin des Martels

The Jardin des Martels

The Jardins des Martels is a beautiful garden and mini-farm near Toulouse. [...]

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photo of Vieux


The small village of Vieux was once one of the most important pilgrimage towns in the region [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Tarn travel guide


Market towns & days in Tarn

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Albi: Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day
Carmaux: Friday
Castres: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Cordes-sur-Ciel: Saturday & Saturday
Gaillac: Friday
Graulhet: Thursday & Sunday
Labastide-Rouairoux: Thursday
Labruguiere: Friday
Lavaur: Saturday
Lisle-sur-Tarn: Sunday
Mazamet: Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday
Puylaurens: Wednesday
Rabastens: Saturday
Realmont: Wednesday
Saint-Juery: Thursday
Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux: Tuesday
Saint-Sulpice: Wednesday

Selected tourist attractions in the Tarn department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Albi: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin de l'Évêché

Jardin de Paradis

Jardin des Martels

Jardin du palais de la Berbie

Parc Rochegude

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Gaillac: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Episcopal City, Albi: Tourist guide

Rabastens église Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (monuments on French pilgrim routes)