PLACES TO VISIT

































MONTREDON-LABESSONNIE is located close to the following towns and cities: (SEE PICTURES IN GALLERY)

CASTRES (20km/20mins. by car) a very attractive town set on the River Agout. There’s are a good mix of shops, restaurants and sights such as the houses built overhanging the river (a result of the leather tanneries and cloth dying industries that thrived in Castres), they are lit up at night making them look even more attractive.

ALBI (35km/40mins. by car) is a medieval city with the impressive gothic Cathedrale ste. Cecile at its historic heart. Albi is a city of art and culture with several museums including the impressive Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. There are many festivals, concerts and theatre productions throughout the year in Albi. There are open-air markets every day except Monday next the Cathedral and the major market day is Saturday. Lots of shops and excellent restaurants.

REALMONT (20km/25mins. by car) is a smaller local town that has a fantastic market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

SLIGHTLY FURTHER AFIELD:

CARCASSONNE (106km/1hr. 40min. by car). The old city is entirely enclosed in a medieval fortress sitting atop of hill overlooking the lower city below. It is one of France’s top tourist destinations.

TOULOUSE (100km / 1hr. 25min.) is the chief city of the huge Midi-Pyrenees Region and is the fourth largest city in France. One of the most stylish cities of Southern France.

LAUTREC 14th century fortified village specialized in the raising of pink garlic and with one of the nicest sceneries of the Tarn.

LISLE SUR TARN 13th century fortified town, an architectural medieval beauty on the banks of the banks of the Tarn River.

SAISSAC One of the nicest villages of the Black Mountain. The ruins of the old wall go back to the 12th century.

MIREPOIX 13th century village, half-timbered houses are laid on a string of wooden pillars, making galleries all around the square.

NATIONAL PARK OF THE HAUT LANGUEDOC AND THE BLACK MOUNTAIN Lakes, forest, rivers, quiet, and breathtaking scenery.

MONTAUBAN Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the rare cathedrals in France from the classical period built according to the plans of Louis XIV's architects. The Ingres Museum is well worth the trip.

THE CELLARS OF ROQUEFORT A circuit in the cellars, dug out on several levels in the mass of fallen earth, allows us to follow the different stages in the maturing of the famous cheese.

THE GORGES OF THE TARN RIVER 83 km long, and 100 m deep, the Tarn River's canyon is a huge hallway cut between the plateau of Sauveterre and that of Mejean.

CORDES SUR CIEL Extremely beautiful hilltop town above Albi. Market day on Saturday. Museum of Modern Art in a medieval palace. Numerous cafes and restaurants with amazing terrace views.