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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Carmaux
Insee code81060
AltitudeFrom 228 to 340 meters
Surface14.16 km²
Population10196 inhabitants
Density720 inhabitants/km²


National labelRosières at 2.4 km (6 min)
Chief townAlbi (at 16.6 km, 24 min)Saint-Benoît-de-Carmaux at 4.4 km (8 min)
DepartmentTarnBlaye-les-Mines at 5.3 km (9 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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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.


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.


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


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.


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


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Feast of Saint-PrivatFeast of Saint-Privat
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Festival of Saint-Privat - Chariot QueenFestival of Saint-Privat - Chariot Queen
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Thursday 29 January
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Friday 30 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 5°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Jardin des Quatre Saisons  
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  
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 restaurantDavid Enjalran L'Esprit Ephémère  
'BRASSERIE GASTRO – Situé sur la place de l’Archevêché d’Albi, face à l'entrée du musée Toulouse-Lautrec palais de la Berbie, le restaurant L’Esprit Éphémère est le second restaurant...
Located 13.5 km from Carmaux21 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsLe Pignié    
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 Carmaux74 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomLa lilas des Fargues    
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 2 bedroomsLe Clot Chambre d'Hotes    
- Clot Bed and Breakfast is an ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday away from the crowded resorts. Come stay in our farmhouse built in the 18th beautifully restored stone located...
Located 15 km from Carmaux69 € the double room 

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House for 12 persons3 maisons piscine chauffee pers  
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  
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  
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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50 places over 2 haCamp redon    
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 24 € per day 
92 places over 8 haLe Moulin de Julien    
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    
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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Hotel Le Gambetta - Hotel in CarmauxHotel Le Gambetta     
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 €
Auberge de Cap'découverte - Hotel in CarmauxAuberge de Cap'découverte 
Offering a restaurant, Auberge de Cap'découverte is located in Carmaux. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include a desk. At Auberge de Cap'découverte you will find...
Located in CarmauxRoom from 53 €
La Réserve - Hotel in CarmauxLa Réserve     
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 Carmaux

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Hôtel Le Miredames
Located in the historical centre of Castres, this hotel provides rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel is 1.8 km from Castres Train Station...
Gîtes de Thouy - Tarn - Sidobre
5 meublés classés - 5 à 28 personnes - piscine chauffée, court de tennis, visites à proximité.
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