Dourgne

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownDourgne
Insee code81081
Postcode81110
Latitude43.4859420
Longitude2.1363600
AltitudeFrom 186 to 804 meters
Surface22.75 km²
Population1348 inhabitants
Density59 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townAlbi (at 60 km, 61 min)Massaguel at 2.1 km
DepartmentTarnVerdalle at 3.4 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Leaning against the north slope of Black Mountain, the village of Dourgne seduces with its wild landscapes, sites of yesteryear and its turbulent history.

Its origins date from the distant past: the peaks that dominate bear traces of the Gallo-Roman (St Chipoli) and in the valley, large stones of the Roman road Narbonne, Castres are still visible in places.

In the Middle Ages, the village lay at the entrance to the valley Taurou at the foot of a castle "Le Castel" has been destroyed and up to the Chapel St Stapin.

In the early thirteenth, Dourgne was ruined by Simon de Montfort during the Albigensian Crusade against the (remains of the old castle).

The village was rebuilt in 1301 with the permission of Philip the Fair, at its current location and the King of France awarded him the first liberties, in particular, the authorization to make cloth. The new country house becomes an important manufacturing center.

In memory of these events, the entire village of Dourgne in costumes, parade on floats decorated with rosemary, Septuagesima day. It is the traditional Feast of Rosemary, still existing today and dating back over 700 years which is commemorated each year in February.


SIGHTSEEING

To see:

The parish church of the 15th and 18th centuries.

The arcaded houses of the 17th century.

Abbeys En-Calcat and St. Scholastica.

The ruins of the castle Castelas.

Valley Taurou and former slate.

The chapels of St. Stapin (XV) and Saint-Ferréol.

Valley Baylou.

The oratory of Monies.

The cross Montalric (788 m) and panorama viewpoint.

The rock of Baden and the statue of St Stapin.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Dourgne
MonumentsAbbey of En-Calcat

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Rosemary Day in February.

The feast of St Stapin in August.

"Nature Day".


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Painting and sculpture exhibitionCulture and educationFreeLautrec (24 km)

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PHOTOS

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Town HallTown Hall
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Day RosemaryDay Rosemary
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WEATHER

Thursday 2 October
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Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 3 October
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Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 4 October
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Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel-restaurant de la Montagne Noire  
7.3
Dourgne
Welcome to the heart of the Tarn, in the village of Dourgne, where you can admire two Benedictine monasteries. The Hôtel-restaurant de la Montagne Noire welcomes you with authenticity....
Located in Dourgne25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Collets Rouges - Hôtel Abbaye École de Sorèze   NEW
Sorèze
JEWEL OF HERITAGE - Under the beautiful Hotel and Spa Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze the restaurant ' Les Collets Rouges ' opens its large and peaceful dining room and shaded in summer eterrasse....
Located 6.7 km from Dourgne27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Maziès  
7.3
Revel
It is Revel, medieval town at the foot of Black Mountain, the restaurant opens its doors Les Maziès. You will be warmly welcomed in an old 18th century farm lauraguaise the exquisite...
Located 9.3 km from Dourgne28 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 2 bedroomsGite En Azemar    
9.8
Dourgne
Two lovely guest rooms labeled Gites de France, spacious and comfortable, in an old farmhouse in the countryside, stay calm and relaxation, and discovery of the Black Mountain.
Located in Dourgne55 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa mejeane    
9
Saint-Amancet
At the foot of the Montagne Noire, in a small green area, Chantal, Gilles and children welcome you to our old farmhouse. Enjoy the quiet and serenity of the place. In our simplicity...
Located 3.7 km from DourgneFrom 40 € to 50 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLe Ribet    
8.8
Lempaut
(group up to 23 guests) 3 rooms: 1 for 2 guests and 1 for 3 guests and 1 for max 5 personnes. Gîte for 10 guests. This farmhouse dating from 1887 is located in the small village of...
Located 6.9 km from DourgneFrom 47 € to 62 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 6 personsDomaine de Miraval  
9.4
Belleserre
Situated at he foot of th Montagne Noire, in a peaceful environment, 8 chalets benefit from the surrounding scenery. Wel spaced from each other and well designed, they will ensure you...
Located 5 km from DourgneFrom 320 € to 780 € per week 
Farm for 10 personsLe Ribet  
9.2
Lempaut
Cottage for 4 to 10 people. Garden with swimming pool, place to park the car. (group up to 23 people). No groups in the months of July and August !!
Located 6.9 km from DourgneFrom 280 € to 620 € per week 
Farm for 6 personsGîte pour 6 personnes (100m², 3 chambres)  
9.2
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Restored farmhouse in the heart of the hills overlooking the Tarn valley and Black Mountains, between Castres and Toulouse this accommodation offers a pleasant setting amidst ancient...
Located 9.9 km from DourgneFrom 390 € to 600 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
78 places over 2,3 haLa Porte d'Autan    
8.8
Saissac
Located at the door of Carcassonne and Castelnaudary, in the Black Mountains, come and enjoy the peace, recharge at our family camping facility. Under the sun of the South of France,...
Located 13.9 km from DourgneFrom 17 € to 21 € per day 
63 places over 3 haCamping le martinet rouge  
Brousses-et-Villaret
- The campsite 'le Martinet Rouge' is set in natural, tranquil surroundings with large granite rocks from another era. The swimming pool is built around boulders and is surrounded...
Located 18.8 km from DourgneFrom 18 € to 32 € per day 
50 places over 1 haCamping de montolieu    
9.4
Montolieu
Enjoy the campsite reception Montolieu, 100m² well-defined location, spacious and functional health, washing machine, playground for kids, games room, meeting room with free wireless...
Located 20 km from DourgneFrom 11 € to 15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel Restaurant De La Montagne Noire - Hotel in DourgneHotel Restaurant De La Montagne Noire    
8.2
Dourgne
The Hotel Restaurant de la Montagne Noire is located in Dourgne and is close to the black mountain and the two monasteries of En Calcat. The rooms of the Montagne Noire are comfortable...
Located in DourgneRoom from 62 €
Domaine de Miraval - Hotel in DourgneDomaine de Miraval  
Belleserre
Located in Belleserre, Domaine de Miraval is 23 km from Castres and 12 km from Revel. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and self-catering cabins. Free Wi-Fi is provided...
Located 4.9 km from DourgneRoom from 75 €
Domaine De Rasigous - Hotel in DourgneDomaine De Rasigous     
9.4
Saint-Affrique-les-Montagnes
The Domain of Rasigous is located between lowland and mountain, in the centre of the triangle formed by Albi, Carcassonne and Toulouse the pink city. In the middle of a superb park,...
Located 5.4 km from DourgneRoom from 117 €

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Hôtel du Vigan
Hostellerie du Vigan is situated in the centre of Albi and offers air-conditioned guest rooms with a flat-screen TV and Canal+ channels. All rooms include...
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