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Dourgne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

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

Geographical information

MunicipalityDourgne
Postcode81110
Latitude43.4859420 (N 43° 29’ 9”)
Longitude2.1363600 (E 2° 8’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 186m to 804m
Surface area22.75 km²
Population1356 inhabitants
Density59 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (60 km, 1h01)
Insee code81081
IntercommunalityCC du Sor et de l'Agout
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Massaguel3.9 km (8 min)
Verdalle4.1 km (7 min)
Lagardiolle4.5 km (6 min)
Saint-Amancet4.6 km (7 min)
Saint-Avit5.5 km (11 min)
Cahuzac6.1 km (7 min)
Sorèze7.3 km (9 min)
Lempaut7.6 km (12 min)
Belleserre9.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Affrique-les-Montagnes9.4 km (13 min)
Soual9.5 km (10 min)
Viviers-lès-Montagnes9.7 km (14 min)
Lescout10.4 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Rosemary Day in February.

The feast of St Stapin in August.

"Nature Day".

Photos

Abbey In-Calcat to Dourgne
Abbey In-Calcat to Dourgne
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Dourgne Village
Dourgne Village
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St. Stapin 15th century
St. Stapin 15th century
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St. Stapin
St. Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Inside the church of St. -Stapin
Inside the church of St. -Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior the Church of St. Stapin
Interior the Church of St. Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
Interior of the church Saint-Stapin
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Interior of the church Saint- Stapin
Interior of the church Saint- Stapin
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Vaulted Passage
Vaulted Passage
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Fountain
Fountain
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Arcades
Arcades
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Rue du Village
Rue du Village
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St. Stapin
St. Stapin
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view plain Sor Agout
view plain Sor Agout
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Day Rosemary
Day Rosemary
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Rosemary Day
Rosemary Day
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Weather

Wednesday 5 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 33°C
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Thursday 6 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 34°C
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Friday 7 august
Min. 21°C - Max. 34°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Woad dyeing day
Culture and education180 € Loubens-Lauragais (30 km)
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (33 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (44 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (47 km)
Paintball course adventure
Entertainment20 € to 45 € Quint-Fonsegrives (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (11.8 km)
Haut-Languedoc - Passa Païs Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy6h00Mazamet (19.4 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (33 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Car itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (35 km)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (36 km)

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