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Virac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Monesties at 5 km from Virac

Visit Virac: highlights and tourist information

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Virac is situated in the Tarn department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Monesties at 5 km and Cordes-sur-Ciel at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Virac, 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 Virac in Occitanie.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

There is much more to discover in Monesties than...

See Monesties guide


at 7 km (direction west)

Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in France with...

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Vieux was once one of...

See Vieux guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Albi cathedral guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Albi guide


at 17 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Varen guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-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 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

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

See Chateau de Najac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide


at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gaillac guide


at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Verfeil-sur-Seye guide


at 24 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 26 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


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Puycelsi guide

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

Map of places to visit near Virac


Markets in and near Virac

  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (7km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (9km)
  • Albi: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day (16km)
  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (17km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Gaillac: market Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: market Sunday (26km)
  • Lisle-sur-Tarn: market Sunday (29km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Graulhet: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)

More information about Virac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Virac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Episcopal City, Albi (16km)
  • Rabastens église Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Paradis (7km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (16km)
  • Parc Rochegude (16km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (20km)
  • Jardin des Martels (38km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (22km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (39km)

Geography and distances

Virac is in the south of France at 16 kilometres from Albi, the department capital (general information: Virac is 535 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virac

Canton: Monestiés

Arrondissement: Albi

Department: Tarn

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 81640

Distance to Virac

from Albi (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 535 km

from Calais: 767 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 226 km

from Strasbourg: 668 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bournazel, Combefa, Labastide-Gabausse, Laparrouquial, Livers-Cazelles, Mailhoc, Milhavet, Monesties, Noailles, Saint-Marcel-Campes, Salles, Trevien and Villeneuve-sur-Vere.

This page in French: Visiter Virac

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