Carmaux

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Carmaux
TownCarmaux
Insee code81060
Postcode81400
Latitude44.0500339
Longitude2.1607500
AltitudeFrom 228 to 340 meters
Surface14.16 km²
Population10196 inhabitants
Density720 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelRosières at 2 km
Chief townAlbi (at 16.6 km, 24 min)Saint-Benoît-de-Carmaux at 2.4 km
DepartmentTarnBlaye-les-Mines at 3.2 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

City Carmaux is the limit of the plains of Aquitaine and the Massif Central, which explains the presence of coal in his basement. It serves as a contact point between the North and Ségala the rich alluvial plain of the Tarn.

A small river, the Cérou, the cross from east to west. Its source is near the northeast limit of the department, near Valence d'Albi and flows into the Aveyron near Milhars northwest.

The city has been awarded the towns and villages in bloom "two flowers."

More than 80 associations and other partners offer entertainment throughout the year.

History:

The origins of Carmaux, in all likelihood, back to the time of the Gauls. Its name comes from that of a character Caramantus Gallic, Latin name and the spelling has varied over the centuries to become Carmaux in 1848.

It was at the very beginning, a farming hamlet on the left bank of Cérou. The river often changed its capricious court at the rate of its flood until one of her book, by erosion, the secret of wealth from the basement: coal.

Local residents used it primarily for personal use and then carried him to sell it to Albi, Gaillac and Toulouse in 1245. It was not until 1752 that the Chevalier de Solages obtained from King Louis the 15th the first concession followed later by several others. Coal mining is organized then and continues to grow. To use this coal, a glass is put into operation in 1754. The industrial era of the 19th century and the construction of the railway promote the development of the mining industry will continue until 1997. During this long period, Carmaux was the scene of hard labor struggles, and political union.


SIGHTSEEING

Park and recreational adventures Cap'Découverte. A multitude of sports and recreational activities for the whole family! Adventure trails, paintball, mini golf, beach, water games, pedal boats, waterskiing, aquagliss, giant rope, sled on rails, skate park, go-karting, trampolines ... Park of the Titans and their gigantic machines.

Mine County Museum.

Museum of Glass.

Lake of the Roucarié.

Carmaux has pleasant green spaces where you can stroll and relax: Candou Park, Parc Jean Jaures, Park and Parc du Domaine Cérou of glassware.

New: A Health Fitness Trail connects parks and offers sports Carmaux budding or seasoned Chartered many sports.

Leaflet for children on Thurs' knowledge of our remarkable trees ".

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Carmaux
Information pointsTourist Office of Carmaux
Performance hallsSalle Beregovoy

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Every Friday morning weekly market with about 150 non-sedentary merchants, the second in the region.

Nature Days.

Music Festival.

Festival "A Fleur de Peau" late June and early July.

Fair St. Thomas in early July.

Outdoor cinema in mid-July.

Aperitif-concert on the last weekend of July.

Feast of Saint-Privat mid-August.

In July and August: Every Thursday at 9:15, tour "Discover Carmaux Foot" - Every Wednesday from 19h, night markets with live music theme.

André Hubert Cross International, the Estate of Glass, the last weekend of November.

Magic Festival, in November, organized by the city of Carmaux.

Information and reservations at the Tourist Office in Carmausin +33 5 63 76 67 67.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Many walks around the Carmausin course (available at the Office of Tourism Carmausin).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Introduction to wood turning and trainingCraft40 €Sauveterre-de-Rouergue (23 km)
Cheval et Nature horse-riding holidaysNature and the outdoors450 €Paulinet (28 km)

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PHOTOS

Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventureCap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
 
Market Friday CarmauxMarket Friday Carmaux
Jaurès ParkJaurès Park
 
Church of St. PrivatChurch of St. Privat
Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventureCap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
 
The Roucarié, leisureThe Roucarié, leisure
Museum of GlassMuseum of Glass
 
Cap 'Discovery - Park of the TitansCap 'Discovery - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
 
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
 
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
 
Cap'Découverte - Park TitansCap'Découverte - Park Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
 
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
 
Cap'Découverte - Park of the TitansCap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Feast of Saint-PrivatFeast of Saint-Privat
 
Cavalcade of magnificent floral floats ReportCavalcade of magnificent floral floats Report
bands and majorettesbands and majorettes
 
Feast of St. Privat - BandasFeast of St. Privat - Bandas
FestivitiesFestivities
 
Festival of Saint-Privat - Chariot QueenFestival of Saint-Privat - Chariot Queen
Cross International André HubertCross International André Hubert
 
Night Market, every Wednesday in summerNight Market, every Wednesday in summer

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WEATHER

Wednesday 1 October
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Thursday 2 October
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Friday 3 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Jardin des Quatre Saisons  
9.1
Albi
Le Jardin des Quatre Saisons opens the doors of his room with cozy fireplace, perfect for your winter meals. You will enjoy a market cuisine made from regional products. On sunny days...
Located 12.9 km from Carmaux27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantDavid Enjalran L'Esprit du Vin  
9.2
Albi
Nestled in the Episcopal City of Albi, L'Esprit du Vin restaurant welcomes you in its character. You can choose between a room with walls of red brick, typical of the region, and another...
Located 13.5 km from Carmaux75 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Refuge  
7.6
Castelnau-de-Lévis
Le Refuge is a winter restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday for dinner and Sunday lunch. You will be charmed by the rustic decor with wooden furniture and stone walls. The atmosphere...
Located 13.9 km from Carmaux28 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 5 bedroomsLe Pignié    
9.8
Lescure-d'Albigeois
Old farmhouse in the countryside but 10 minutes from downtown Albi, convenient location for touring throughout the region and access to many tourist attractions.
Located 7.8 km from Carmaux70 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomLa lilas des Fargues    
9.8
Albi
Welcome to the Lilac for Fargues. Ideally located in the heart of the Midi-Pyrenees, our villa in the Albigensian welcomes you to enjoy the good life of sun and South West. Our guest...
Located 14 km from Carmaux72 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Clot Chambre d'Hotes    
9.7
Tauriac-de-Naucelle
Le Clot Chambres D'Hotes is an ideal place to spend a relaxing break away from crowded coastal resorts. Come and stay at our beautifully restored 18th century stone built farm house...
Located 15 km from Carmaux65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 12 persons3 maisons piscine chauffee 4.6.8.12 pers  
9.3
Lacapelle-Ségalar
Set of 3 stone houses of charm: bread oven, 3 wells, stone walls heated pool... 10 / 5. Ideal for large families, all flexible, except in very high saison. Les 3 houses are fully equipped...
Located 14.8 km from CarmauxFrom 900 € to 3100 € per week 
House for 8 personsRobin des bois, cadre boisé, près rivière  
9.3
Bor-et-Bar
Aveyron, near Tarn. Beautiful wooded setting, surrounded by nature for this character house in the Valley River Wild Viaur and it will accommodate up to 8 persons: 110 sqm, four bedrooms,...
Located 16.5 km from CarmauxFrom 270 € to 610 € per week 
House for 7 personsLaurélie, 12270 Bor et Bar, Aveyron  
9.6
Bor-et-Bar
Beautiful traditional Rouergue house in hamlet, valley of the Viaur. Terraces with panoramic views, enclosed courtyard, parking. Living room / dining room 44 m² with exposed beams,...
Located 16.6 km from CarmauxFrom 300 € to 600 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
50 places over 2 haCamp redon    
9.2
Livers-Cazelles
The campsite is located in the beautiful area between the rivers Tarn and Aveyron. In this hilly area forests alternate with fields of rapeseed, corn and sunflowers, or with one of...
Located 11.5 km from CarmauxFrom 16 € to 23 € per day 
92 places over 8 haLe Moulin de Julien    
8.6
Livers-Cazelles
At the foot of the medieval town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, the campsite offers its greenery with 2 swimming pools with water slide, mini golf, playground, fishing, bowling, table tennis,...
Located 15.1 km from Carmaux20 € per day 
35 places over 3,5 haCamping du Bosquet    
9.4
La Fouillade
Bosquet due south, overlooking a lake. Pleasant site at 600 m from the heart of the village with all amenities and shops. Strong tourism potential within half an hour. Stay calm in...
Located 22 km from Carmaux 

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HOTELS

Hotel Le Gambetta - Hotel in CarmauxHotel Le Gambetta     
8
Carmaux
Located in the centre of Carmaux, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and air-conditioned guest rooms. Guests are invited to relax on the terrace or in the on-site bar. Each...
Located in CarmauxRoom from 55 €
La Réserve - Hotel in CarmauxLa Réserve     
8.6
Albi
La Réserve is set in former noble residence on the banks of the Tarn River in a large park. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views of the river, which is surrounded...
Located 11.6 km from CarmauxRoom from 258 €
Class'Eco Albi - Hotel in CarmauxClass'Eco Albi    
6.8
Albi
Hotel class'eco Albi is close to the ring road and 5 minutes from the town centre. It offers 24-hour front desk service and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. All of the rooms have...
Located 11.8 km from CarmauxRoom from 33 €

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Europe Hôtel
Hotel Europe is located in the historic heart of Castres and 67 km from Carcassonne. This 17th-century townhouse has a mix of Baroque, Italian and Spanish...
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