Cordes-sur-Ciel tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in France with a great deal of natural and historic beauty - and rather a lot of tourists!

Cordes-sur-Ciel 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 Cordes-sur-Ciel. For detailed visitor information see the Cordes-sur-Ciel travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Monesties at 11 km and Varen at 12 km.

Cordes-sur-Ciel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction south-west)

The small village of Vieux was once one of the most important...

See Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east)

There is much more to discover in Monesties than you would expect...

See Monesties guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

At Varen you can see the Chateau du Doyenné and nice riverside...

See Varen guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-west)

The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and the views...

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide
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at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The small bastide town of Verfeil-sur-Seye has a nice centre with a...

See Verfeil-sur-Seye guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

Najac castle is the impressive ruins of a 13th century castle in...

See Chateau de Najac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle and ridgetop...

See Najac guide


at 18 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Visitors to Espinas usually come here to visit the Chateau de Cas...

See Espinas guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The historic centre of Gaillac and its riverside position make Gaillac a...

See Gaillac guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Close to the Gorges de l'Aveyron, the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is...

See Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction south-east)

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large area...

See Albi cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

We particularly enjoyed the walk around the ramaparts in Puycelsi, one of...

See Puycelsi guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Albi guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The cobbled streets, numerous medieval buildings and the castle combine to make...

See Bruniquel guide

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Markets in and near Cordes-sur-Ciel

Market days in Cordes-sur-Ciel: weekly market: Saturday & Saturday;

  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (0km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (16km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Gaillac: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: market Sunday (19km)
  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (24km)
  • Lisle-sur-Tarn: market Sunday (26km)
  • Septfonds: market Wednesday & Wednesday (30km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Cordes-sur-Ciel, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Cordes-sur-Ciel, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (18km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Paradis (0km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (15km)
  • Parc Rochegude (21km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (21km)
  • Jardin des Martels (36km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (59km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (33km)

Geography and distances

Cordes-sur-Ciel is in the south of France at 21 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Cordes-sur-Ciel is 534 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cordes-sur-Ciel

Canton: Cordes-sur-Ciel

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81170

Distance to Cordes-sur-Ciel

from Albi (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 534 km

from Calais: 766 km

from Nice: 427 km

from Bordeaux: 219 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Cordes-sur-Ciel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amarens, Bournazel, Donnazac, Frausseilles, Labarthe-Bleys, Lacapelle-Segalar, Laparrouquial, Les Cabannes, Livers-Cazelles, Loubers, Marnaves, Milhavet, Mouzieys-Panens, Noailles, Saint-Marcel-Campes, Souel and Vindrac-Alayrac.

This page in French: Visiter Cordes-sur-Ciel


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