Barre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barre in Tarn

Photo is of Belmont-sur-Rance at 9 km from Barre

Visit Barre: highlights and tourist information

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Barre is situated in the Tarn department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barre in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belmont-sur-Rance at 9 km and Avene at 22 km.

Barre, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction north-west), in the Aveyron department

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable to explore, and to...

See Belmont-sur-Rance guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Herault department

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old...

See Avene guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Herault department

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur river that...

See Olargues guide
Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department is certainly the...

See Brassac (Tarn) guide
Lunas and area

Lunas and area

at 30 km (direction east), in the Herault department

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs'...

See Lunas and area guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Aveyron department

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on the banks of...

See Brousse-le-Chateau guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Herault department

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to the charm...

See Roquebrun guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Herault department

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good...

See Saint-Chinian guide


at 40 km (direction east), in the Herault department

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit...

See Lodeve guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aveyron department

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre is listed among the most...

See Peyre guide
Millau bridge

Millau bridge

Bridge at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Aveyron department

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern bridge designed by Norman Foster,...

See Millau bridge guide
La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Aveyron department

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the...

See La Couvertoirade guide


at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town, well worth a visit when...

See Millau guide
Le Lac-du-Salagou

Le Lac-du-Salagou

at 45 km (direction east), in the Herault department

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and...

See Le Lac-du-Salagou guide

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Markets in and near Barre

  • Saint-Affrique: market Thursday & Saturday (24km)
  • Lamalou-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (30km)
  • Bedarieux: market Monday all day (30km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (34km)
  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (38km)
  • Villefranche-de-Panat: market Sunday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Millau: market Wednesday & Friday (44km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (46km)

More information about Barre, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Barre, France

What to do at Barre? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Barre.

Grand sites of France

  • Valle du Salagou (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (24km)
  • Grands Causses (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (49km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (16km)

Geography and distances

Barre is in the south of France at 58 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Barre is 569 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barre

Canton: Murat-sur-Vèbre

Arrondissement: Castres

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81320

Distance to Barre

from Albi (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 569 km

from Calais: 804 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 296 km

from Strasbourg: 657 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Barre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Moulin-Mage, Mounes-Prohencoux, Murasson and Peux-et-Couffouleux.

This page in French: Visiter Barre