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Camping to discover the 1000 faces of the Tarn

Albi dans le Tarn
Albi dans le Tarn


It was at the time of the Revolution that the Tarn took the name of the river that runs through it. As a department of the Occitanie region, the Tarn can be visited according to one's tastes and the mood of the moment. Between strolls through listed sites, nature walks, gastronomy and festivities, the campsites in the Tarn offer you the chance to discover this fabulous territory at your own pace.

Campsites in the Tarn

As a couple, with friends or with the family, the 78 campsites of the Tarn welcome you so that all the conditions are met to make your stay an unforgettable holiday. All located in the heart of nature, from two to four stars, they offer you pitches on the river bank for canoeing or a swimming pool to cool off during the summer.


Places not to be missed

It is the fortified cathedral of Sainte-Cécile that gives the city of Albi its masterly appearance. It is indeed the largest brick cathedral in the world. Wherever you are in the city, you will be able to see it, as it is so grandiose! The episcopal city of Albi has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for more than ten years and its red brick monuments give it a special charm when its colour reveals changing reflections at different times of the day. The Toulouse Lautrec Museum houses the most important public collection in the world dedicated to this Albi-born artist.

Called Cordes until 1993, the inhabitants of this commune located in the Cérou valley in the north of the department are now proud that it has become Cordes-sur-Ciel to justify this impression of floating in the sky. Built on a rocky promontory, this small medieval village has an incredible charm. It was even voted the favourite village of the French a few years ago. In July, the town holds the Grand Fauconnier festival, where the inhabitants dress up in medieval costume, a festival that is well worth seeing!

The vineyards of Gaillac are an ideal activity for a getaway for two. Discover the wines of the Tarn and explore the charm of the old bastides. The winegrowers will share their passion with you and tell you the secrets of the grape harvest, wine making and grape varieties. You will also see vineyard landscapes as far as the eye can see or under the setting sun. An oenology workshop is also offered to learn how to taste a wine, recognise its colour and the play of aromas.

Famous for its rugby team, the town of Castres is also the birthplace of Jean Jaurès and is one of the highlights of the Tarn. The town offers a colourful walk with the houses on the Agout, former tanners' houses, which are the symbol of the town and their reflection on the water gives them an undeniable charm. Designed by André Le Nôtre, the Jardin de l'Evêché is a must see. It represents the symbols of the fleur de lys, a bishop's hat and the Occitan cross.

The river Tarn is rich in history and will help you discover the Tarn's heritage in a different way. The gabare trip is ideal for families, it is a fun and unexpected way to discover the riches of this department. From Albi or Aiguelèze, you can admire the locks and the different bridges and learn the secrets of the old transport routes.


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