Lavaur tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Lavaur is a pretty red brick town in the Tarn department of France

Lavaur 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 Lavaur. For detailed visitor information see the Lavaur 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 Lavaur in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Giroussens at 8 km and Lisle-sur-Tarn at 17 km.

Lavaur, France: places to visit and attractions

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

The Jardin des Martels

The Jardin des Martels

Garden at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See The Jardin des Martels guide


at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

Giroussens is a pretty village and home to a ceramic centre and...

See Giroussens guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lisle-sur-Tarn guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Gaillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Lautrec guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide


at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Garonne department

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

See Revel guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Realmont guide


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

Toulouse, with its famous red-brick architecture, is one of the most impressive...

See Toulouse guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Puycelsi guide


at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Soreze guide
La Pomarede

La Pomarede

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

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

See La Pomarede guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Albi cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Lavaur


Markets in and near Lavaur

Market days in Lavaur: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Lavaur: market Saturday (0km)
  • Verfeil: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Saint-Sulpice: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Paul-Cap-de-Joux: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Rabastens: market Saturday (15km)
  • Graulhet: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Lisle-sur-Tarn: market Sunday (17km)
  • Caraman: market Thursday (19km)
  • Bessieres: market Monday (20km)
  • Puylaurens: market Wednesday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Lavaur, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des Martels (8km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Loubens (14km)
  • Jardin Royal de Toulouse (31km)
  • Jardin japonais de Toulouse (32km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (36km)
  • Parc Rochegude (37km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (37km)
  • Parc du château de Merville (42km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Lavaur is in the south of France at 37 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Lavaur is 575 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavaur

Canton: Lavaur

Arrondissement: Castres

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81500

Distance to Lavaur

from Albi (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 575 km

from Calais: 806 km

from Nice: 438 km

from Bordeaux: 229 km

from Strasbourg: 710 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambres, Belcastel, Labastide-Saint-Georges, Marzens, Massac-Seran and Saint-Jean-de-Rives.

This page in French: Visiter Lavaur