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Tarn places to visit and attractions
Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Tarn department of Midi-Pyrenees. See also our Tarn travel guide
Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful centre and sensational views across the river below. Very recommended!
Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large area of renaissance painting in the interior
The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department is certainly the beautiful old bobbled bridge
The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and the views from its hilltop location, together make it very worthy of a visit
While not an important tourist destination, Castres has a pleasant town centre and an interesting Goya Museum to visit
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!
The historic centre of Gaillac and its riverside position make Gaillac a very enjoyable small town to discover
Giroussens is a pretty village and home to a ceramic centre and great garden
Lautrec is a small village, but both the views and the intereting historic buildings make it very pleasant to explore
Lavaur is a pretty red brick town in the Tarn department of France
Lisle-sur-Tarn is a pretty village on the banks of the Tarn river.
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
We particularly enjoyed the walk around the ramaparts in Puycelsi, one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'
Realmont is very typical of the bastide towns to be found throughout the Tarn department
The abbey-school and numerous ancient colombage houses are among the interesting finds in the village of Soreze
The Jardin des Martels
The Jardins des Martels is a beautiful garden and mini-farm near Toulouse.
The small village of Vieux was once one of the most important pilgrimage towns in the region
For more information see the Tarn guide
Market towns & days in Tarn
all markets in morning unless otherwise stated
Albi: Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Saturday all day
Castres: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Cordes-sur-Ciel: Saturday & Saturday
Graulhet: Thursday & Sunday
Mazamet: Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday
Tourist attractions to visit in Tarn
The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...
Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)
Albi: Tourist guide
Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'
Jardin de l'Évêché
Jardin de Paradis
Jardin des Martels
Jardin du palais de la Berbie
UNESCO world heritage sites
Episcopal City, Albi: Tourist guide
Rabastens église Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (monuments on French pilgrim routes)