There’s so much see and do on a camping holiday in Tarn.
A camping holiday in Tarn means the chance to get back to nature and explore the rich regional heritage of South Western France.
Beautiful countryside and the cultural heritage of Tarn
A campsite in Tarn makes a great base for visiting the town of Rabastens with its warm stone and terracotta buildings, its narrow winding streets and historic buildings and the impressive church of Notre Dame du Bourg.
The Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi offers the chance to discover (or re-discover) the largest public collection of works by the French painter Toulouse-Lautrec. The “Salle du Trésor” in the Cathedral of Sainte Cécile, originally built to house its archives and most precious artefacts, now contains a collection of works that retrace the history of the cathedral, including a number of unique treasures.
Close to Castres, in the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, you’ll find the strange rocky landscape of Sidobre where nature has miraculously placed immense granite boulders in precarious positions, seemingly defying the laws of gravity. A great destination for walkers and mountain bikers.
Be sure not to miss the following places on your next camping holiday in Tarn:
- the Cathedral of Sainte Cécile in Albi, icon of the impressive Episcopal City of Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
- the medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, perched high on a hillside, with its quant alleyways and splendid Gothic façades,
- the unspoilt Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park in the south of the department and its many way-marked walks and trails.
Fine food and wine on your camping holiday in Tarn
There’s no way you can visit Tarn without sampling some of the delicious culinary specialities for which South Western France is so rightly famed.
The region has a rich wine-growing tradition typified by the many and varied wines of Gaillac. Visit a local producer and taste the many varieties of wine on offer: red, rosé and dry, sweet, perlé or sparkling white.
A camping holiday in Tarn also provides the perfect opportunity to sample the flavours of France’s South West. Why not start by sampling a little of the delicious local foie gras accompanied by a glass of sweet white Gaillac? Followed, perhaps, by a dish of richly flavoured breast before you round off your meal with a slice of the mouth-watering croustade, the Tarn’s take on the classic apple tart.