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Carmaux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Carmaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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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.

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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCarmaux
Postcode81400
Tourism label
Latitude44.0500339 (N 44° 3’ 0”)
Longitude2.1607500 (E 2° 9’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 228m to 340m
Surface area14.16 km²
Population10196 inhabitants
Density720 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (16.6 km, 24 min)
Insee code81060
IntercommunalityCC du Carmausin
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Rosières2.4 km (6 min)
Saint-Benoît-de-Carmaux4.4 km (8 min)
Blaye-les-Mines5.3 km (9 min)
Le Garric5.5 km (9 min)
Combefa6.3 km (12 min)
Labastide-Gabausse7.4 km (15 min)
Monestiés7.8 km (12 min)
Taïx7.8 km (13 min)
Sainte-Gemme7.9 km (12 min)
Almayrac8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Marcel8.2 km (15 min)
Valderiès8.3 km (10 min)
Cagnac-les-Mines10.1 km (17 min)
Trévien11 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

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 ".

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
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Market Friday Carmaux
Market Friday Carmaux
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Jaurès Park
Jaurès Park
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Church of St. Privat
Church of St. Privat
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Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
Cap'Découverte - Theme park and adventure
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The Roucarié, leisure
The Roucarié, leisure
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Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
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Cap 'Discovery - Park of the Titans
Cap 'Discovery - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
Cap'Découverte - Park of the Titans
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Feast of Saint-Privat
Feast of Saint-Privat
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Cavalcade of magnificent floral floats Report
Cavalcade of magnificent floral floats Report
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bands and majorettes
bands and majorettes
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Feast of St. Privat - Bandas
Feast of St. Privat - Bandas
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Festivities
Festivities
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Festival of Saint-Privat - Chariot Queen
Festival of Saint-Privat - Chariot Queen
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Cross International André Hubert
Cross International André Hubert
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Night Market, every Wednesday in summer
Night Market, every Wednesday in summer
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Weather

Wednesday 1 july
Min. 22°C - Max. 32°C
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Thursday 2 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 33°C
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Friday 3 july
Min. 24°C - Max. 34°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (15.3 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (17.7 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (17.9 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate5h10Najac (24 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (24 km)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (27 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels