Tourism - Tarn

Tarn is a French department that is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is surrounded by the departments of Aveyron, Herault, Aude, Haute-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne. Main cities are Albi and Castres.

Tarn has many architectural sites and monuments to visit. The towns in the north west of the department are made of red bricks whereas the ones in the southeast are made of stones.

In Albi, there is a magnificent fortified cathedral made of bricks as well as the Berbie Palace, which houses the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Also, the old city centre of Albi is worth the visit. Ambialet is a peninsula with great views from its Priory. Cagnac-les-Mines and its mines museum and the site ‘Cap Découverte’ or Cape discovery in English. Castres and the Agout river banks and Goya Museum. Carmaux and the Glass museum. The village of Graulhet and its old bridge dating from 1244 listed as historical monument. The Medieval quarter in Panessac. The ‘Lyon d’Or’ hostelery, a beautiful building dating from the 15th century and liste historical monument. Gailhac a red brick town famous for its wines. Lavaur and the Saint-Alain Cathedral.

The natural heritage in Tarn can be explored by foot, bicycle, croos country ski in winter or canoe in summer. The regional natural park of Haut-Languedoc is a site for discovery, holidays and rest.

Top tourist cities in Tarn


Tourism Albi

On July 31st, 2010, the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO gathered in Brasilia recognized the universal Value exceptional of the episcopal City of Albi by registering it on the prestigious list of the world heritage in the category of cultural property. The ...

Must : Palais de la Berbie, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile


Tourism Castres

Castres is situated in department of Tarn and region Midi-Pyrénées. It generally is known as the birthplace of John Jaurès, famous socialist person in charge of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Sights Church Saint-Benoît Museum ...