Benvengut in the Tarn! This green and welcoming department invites you to spy, wander, gloat, gloat, poutouner, snail... All the simple pleasures of life, what! Normal, you are in the South-West, the friendly and benevolent Occitania, a land of good living. The Tarn spreads its valleys and mountains around Albi, the beautiful and dynamic episcopal city, all made of red bricks, classified by UNESCO. Other cities are splendid: Cordes-sur-Ciel, the medieval town, Gaillac with its abbey and wine, Castres, its Goya museum and its beautiful houses perched on the banks of the Agout river. An amphitheatre open to the west, the Tarn rises to the puech de Montgrand (1,270 metres), in the commune of Lacaune. The Black Mountain separates this department from the neighbouring Aude. This department boasts a rugged and seductive relief, hilly and wild, watered by several rivers, alternating cliffs and gentle hills, alluvial plains and wide valleys. The natural spaces are varied and numerous, inviting you to walk or cycle.

Sometimes the Tarn even looks like Tuscany. Here the light is beautiful and the table generous. The products of the Tarn make meals rich in flavours: Lacaune delicatessen, Segala veal, pink garlic, saffron, Roquefort... The restaurant owners use them with pride and offer you their favourite recipes. To your gourmet forks!

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When to go to Tarn?

Spring is the right time to explore the trails of the Black Mountain and discover the know-how of its craftsmen. In summer, you will seek freshness and discover the springs of the Canal du Midi, its Vauban vault, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the museum and gardens of the Canal du Midi, and enjoy the beneficial shade of the trees that surround the gully of the Black Mountain. You can cool off in the Saint-Ferréol basin and paddle on the Tarn river. The high tourist season is in summer. In autumn, the off-season offers very beautiful days and beautiful landscapes. Be careful, however, with the sometimes heavy rains. Check the weather forecast!

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