Castres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Castres in Tarn

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

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.

Castres is situated in the Tarn department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 36 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Castres is 583 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (36km)
  • Parc Rochegude (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

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