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Monesties tourism and travel guide

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Visit Monesties: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: There is much more to discover in Monesties than you would expect in such a small village, such as a Mise au Tombeau in the chapel and an ancient hump-backed bridge

Monesties 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 Monesties. For detailed visitor information see the Monesties travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Albi cathedral at 16 km and Albi at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monesties, 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 Monesties in Occitanie.

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

Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes-sur-Ciel

at 11 km (direction west)

Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns...

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Albi cathedral guide
Albi

Albi

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Albi guide
Varen

Varen

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

At Varen you can see the Chateau du Doyenné...

See Varen guide
 
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Najac

Najac

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Aveyron department

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

See Najac guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Aveyron department

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

See Chateau de Najac guide
Vieux

Vieux

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vieux guide
Verfeil-sur-Seye

Verfeil-sur-Seye

at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Verfeil-sur-Seye guide
Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and arcades...

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide
Gaillac

Gaillac

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gaillac guide
Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide
Espinas

Espinas

at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Espinas guide
Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

at 29 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...

See Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val guide
Parisot

Parisot

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The village of Parisot is very small but also very picturesque...

See Parisot guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monesties

 
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Markets in and near Monesties

  • Carmaux: market Friday (6km)
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (16km)
  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (17km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Gaillac: market Friday (25km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: market Sunday (29km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (31km)

Hotels near Monesties

More information about Monesties, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Monesties, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Episcopal City, Albi (16km)
  • Rabastens église Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Paradis (11km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (16km)
  • Parc Rochegude (16km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (22km)
  • Jardin des Martels (43km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (20km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Monesties is in the south of France at 16 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Monesties is 532 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monesties

Canton: Monestiés

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81640

Distance to Monesties

from Albi (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 532 km

from Calais: 765 km

from Nice: 416 km

from Bordeaux: 229 km

from Strasbourg: 663 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Almayrac, Blaye-les-Mines, Carmaux, Combefa, Labastide-Gabausse, Laparrouquial, Le Segur, Milhavet, Salles, Trevien and Virac.

This page in French: Visiter Monesties

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