Browse Cordes is to discover a fabulous art history book and embedded in the stone... Great writers such Camus, have even fallen in love !
Voted " favorite French Village 2014," this medieval 13th century fascinates all those who discover it, because it shall first offer a vision : that of a stone boat amount to storm heaven. Secondly, because it is a history book and album art where the memory of the men remained alive, inscribed in stone since it was built in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse.
Its exceptional location, its remarkable architectural heritage make it one of the most significant of France and one of the landmarks of European heritage medieval towns. Today it is ranked among the Great Sites of Midi -Pyrénées !
It is said that the creation of the city was chaired by the stars, and its location was chosen by fate... Its part of life, a rare authenticity, was able to attract and retain artists and artisans who find their inspiration. Sheltered powerful fortified doors, lavish mansions with carved facades magnify Gothic art... Browse the streets, crossing the thresholds, traveling through centuries !
"There has seven hundred thousand years,
Strings, tired of being on the ground
With future monuments,
Gathered momentum in the atmosphere
Reached the end of the trip
From rain or shine
Which are in the firmament
She sat on a cloud
Archangels and Saint Michel
The surrounded wing their
This sensational time
Date Name: Cordes "
Jeanne - Ramel Cals.
One of its culinary specialties such as crisp, subtle blend of sugar, egg whites, flour and almonds, comes from the Middle Ages. It is found in all good pastries cordaises. Located on the AOC Gaillac wine is also a specialty of Cordais Country. Always winemakers were careful to choose the most suitable varieties to climate and land to produce a quality wine keeping all its specificity. Some varieties are typical in Gaillac vineyards : mauzac the ondec and " in the el " (pronounced " lindeloeil " ).
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art:
It is installed in the Maison du Grand Fauconnier (Historical Monument) and offers a unique encounter between the historical architectural heritage and artistic creation. This museum has four rooms:
The room devoted to the painter Yves Brayer (1907-1990) who was one of the greatest figurative painters of the 20th century.
Space Verdet collects the donation made in 2002 by André Verdet and the municipal collection of contemporary works.
The room Baskine / Meunier that exposes all of the work of Maurice Baskine and some works of surrealist Francis Meunier.
The room Embroidery traces this activity that made the richness of Strings between 1880 and 1930.
Museum of Art and History Charles Portal:
Located at the Porte des Ormeaux, this museum has collections of objects from excavations on Strings (Well of Halle from 1954 to 1961) and region (1977 to 1985).
It provides information to better understand the history and architecture of the city.
An exclusive film shows the inside of the mysterious well of the hall.
The history of the city is found in all the exhibitions organized but also in the building itself of the 13th century.
The museum including the Free Ferrat, dated the 13th century, and in Occitan recounts the major events in the City.
Art Museum of Sugar:
The museum is located at the top of the city in the House Prunet. Visitors can admire the many accomplishments of sugar from various methods. This permanent exhibition, unique, includes hundreds of pieces made by the team of Meilleur Ouvrier de France: Yves Thuriès.
In the original surroundings carefully studied lighting, two large showrooms gather in showcases masterpieces of sugar and chocolate in all shapes and sizes.
Arts and crafts:
Cordes-sur-Ciel, mysterious and secret, has captured the hearts of artists and craftsmen who found in its walls steeped in history, authenticity and a climate conducive to inspiration and creation.
A thirty artists and craftsmen settled in the year in the city. Check out their workshops, see live tradition, see birth of innovation in seeking hands, see the spirit transform the material to create works and give substance to the dreams of men. Come and meet them in their studios and share their passions!
Medieval Festival Grand Fauconnier: 14 and 15 July. During the two festival days, bagpipes, troubadours, fire eaters, jugglers, acrobats, musicians, falconers, knights, nobles, peasants and innkeepers will march in the streets. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, with entertainment and shows continuous, medieval dance, fire show ... These festivals will immerse you in the heart of the Middle Ages.
Music on Sky Festival in July. "Music of Heaven" allows young soloists to deepen the work of a contemporary composer in his presence and to interpret his works in public every night. At the top of the city, concerts will be held the evening at Saint-Michel. Meetings musicians, luthiers and bow will be held at the House Gaugiran.