Virac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Virac in Tarn

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Monesties at 5 km and Cordes-sur-Ciel at 7 km.

Virac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Monesties

Monesties

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

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

See Monesties guide
Cordes-sur-Ciel

Cordes-sur-Ciel

at 7 km (direction west)

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

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide
Vieux

Vieux

at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vieux guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

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Albi

Albi

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Albi guide
Varen

Varen

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

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

See Varen guide
Najac

Najac

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

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

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 castle in Aveyron...

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Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Castelnau-de-Montmiral

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

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

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide
Gaillac

Gaillac

at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gaillac guide
Verfeil-sur-Seye

Verfeil-sur-Seye

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

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

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Espinas

Espinas

at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

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 one of...

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Puycelsi

Puycelsi

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Puycelsi guide

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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)
  • Parc Rochegude (16km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (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)
 
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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