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Cordes-sur-Ciel

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Cordes-sur-Ciel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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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 " ).

Geographical information

MunicipalityCordes-sur-Ciel
Postcode81170
Tourism label
Latitude44.0631879 (N 44° 3’ 47”)
Longitude1.9515340 (E 1° 57’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 159m to 320m
Surface area8.27 km²
Population1041 inhabitants
Density125 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (24 km, 24 min)
Insee code81069
IntercommunalityCC du Cordais et du Causse
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Les Cabannes2.4 km (4 min)
Bournazel4.6 km (9 min)
Labarthe-Bleys4.6 km (11 min)
Vindrac-Alayrac4.6 km (7 min)
Livers-Cazelles5.3 km (9 min)
Mouzieys-Panens5.8 km (13 min)
Amarens6.9 km (14 min)
Souel7 km (11 min)
Noailles7.9 km (13 min)
Loubers7.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Marcel-Campes8.8 km (13 min)
Laparrouquial8.9 km (13 min)
Frausseilles9 km (11 min)
Donnazac9.1 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Grand Falconer’s Festival
One of the oldest and most beautiful medieval festivals in FranceFrom 13 to 14 july 2015

Photos

Painted gate (© OT Strings / BP)
Painted gate (© OT Strings / BP)
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View of Sarmazes (© OT Strings / BP)
View of Sarmazes (© OT Strings / BP)
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Grand Rue de l'Horloge (© OT Strings / BP)
Grand Rue de l'Horloge (© OT Strings / BP)
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Poppies (© OT Strings / BP)
Poppies (© OT Strings / BP)
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String Garden
String Garden
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Garden Paradise (© OT Strings / BP)
Garden Paradise (© OT Strings / BP)
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Roofs snow (© OT Strings / BP)
Roofs snow (© OT Strings / BP)
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Street Strings
Street Strings
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Beautiful house
Beautiful house
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Door
Door
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Deep Well 113 m
Deep Well 113 m
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Enter the Museum
Enter the Museum
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Door
Door
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Clock
Clock
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Grand Celebrations Fauconnier (© OT Strings)
Grand Celebrations Fauconnier (© OT Strings)
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Torchlight Tour (© OT Strings / BP)
Torchlight Tour (© OT Strings / BP)
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Displays medieval festivals Grand Fauconnier
Displays medieval festivals Grand Fauconnier
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Weather

Sunday 5 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 31°C
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Monday 6 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 34°C
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Tuesday 7 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 34°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The vineyards of Gaillac in the forest of Grésigne, around the Cordes-sur-Ciel offer rich places of discovery and moments of emotion and freedom.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (24 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (10.3 km)
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (12 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (17.7 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate5h10Najac (17.7 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (18.1 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels