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Castres tourism and travel guide

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Visit Castres: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town centre and an interesting Goya Museum to visit

Castres is situated in the Tarn department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Castres. For detailed visitor information see the Castres travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Realmont at 19 km and Brassac (Tarn) at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Castres, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Castres in Occitanie.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-west)

Lautrec is a small village, but both the views and...

See Lautrec guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Realmont is very typical of the bastide towns to be found...

See Realmont guide
Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Brassac (Tarn) guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

The abbey-school and numerous ancient colombage houses are among the interesting...

See Soreze guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Garonne department

The large arcaded square in the centre of Revel contains...

See Revel guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aude department

In Saissac the highlights include the views from the top of the...

See Saissac guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Aude department

Very tiny so don't travel for ages to get here but if...

See La Pomarede guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country, were...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


at 34 km (direction south), in the Aude department

Built on the edge of a deep ravine, Montolieu is...

See Montolieu guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

Lavaur is a pretty red brick town in the Tarn department...

See Lavaur guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful...

See Albi guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and...

See Albi cathedral guide


at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Aude department

Slightly away from tourist routes, Castelnaudary has a pleasant canal port and...

See Castelnaudary guide


at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Aude department

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you...

See Caunes-Minervois guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Tarn

Map of places to visit near Castres


Markets in and near Castres

Market days in Castres: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Castres: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Labruguiere: market Friday (9km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (18km)
  • Realmont: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Puylaurens: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Revel: market Saturday (25km)
  • Graulhet: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Lavaur: market Saturday (35km)
  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (35km)

More information about Castres, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Castres, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Évêché (1km)
  • Parc Rochegude (36km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (36km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (36km)
  • Jardin des Martels (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (33km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (42km)

Geography and distances

Castres is in the south of France at 36 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Castres is 583 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Castres

Canton: Castres

Arrondissement: Castres

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81100

Distance to Castres

from Albi (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 583 km

from Calais: 816 km

from Nice: 405 km

from Bordeaux: 262 km

from Strasbourg: 697 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lagarrigue, Naves and Valdurenque.

This page in French: Visiter Castres

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