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Gaillac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Gaillac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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It was not so long as it is known that Gaillac was occupied from the Gallo-Roman, but his name appears in documents referring to the founding of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Michel in 819. Expresses its prosperity with the culture of the vine by the monks. The wine trade but also from woad (Isatis tinctoria) in the 16th century, carried on the river Tarn, will enable Gaillac thrive and develop at the same time a maritime activity. Cathar wars are far less responsible for power struggles as the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants.

Gaillac today is renowned for its vineyards, characterized by three soils (terraces, hills, plateau), a varietal background and a designation.

Finally Gaillac door like the rooster emblem that can be discovered on different facades of old houses or tents.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGaillac
Postcode81600
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Latitude43.9018159 (N 43° 54’ 7”)
Longitude1.8965060 (E 1° 53’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 105m to 288m
Surface area50.93 km²
Population13908 inhabitants
Density273 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (26 km, 23 min)
Insee code81099
IntercommunalityCC Tarn et Dadou
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Brens2.6 km (8 min)
Montans5 km (8 min)
Broze6.5 km (10 min)
Rivières7.1 km (10 min)
Senouillac7.6 km (10 min)
Montels9.2 km (11 min)
Lisle-sur-Tarn9.6 km (12 min)
Técou9.7 km (12 min)
Fayssac10.2 km (13 min)
Cadalen10.4 km (14 min)
Lagrave10.7 km (15 min)
Cahuzac-sur-Vère11.1 km (15 min)
Labastide-de-Lévis11.7 km (16 min)
Castelnau-de-Montmiral11.8 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Abbaye Saint-Michel thirteenth, chapels of the apse of the abbey, north portal of the thirteenth.

Palmata 13th round (13th murals and shield - cock - city).

St. Peter's Church, stone portal of the fourteenth.

Hotel Pierre Brens 13th and fifteenth.

Gaillac the medieval Griffoul Square and fountain, street Portal Lacourtade Hotel, Hotel Druilhet of Yversen, portal sixteenth, timbered houses and half-timbered ...

Caveau Wine Tasting Gaillac, Abbaye Saint-Michel.

Castle Foucaud 17th (Palladian architecture) houses the Museum of Fine Arts, and French park with a rose garden is classified by historical monuments.

Natural History Museum Thomas Philadelphus.

Abbey Museum (archaeological, vineyards, sacred art and companionship).

Library (collection of funds from 1789).

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Market every Friday morning.

Flea: 2nd Sunday.

Spring Gaillac: 1 to May 4

Biocybèle: large agro fair, the 2nd weekend of May.

Cinéfeuille: Film Festival gardens and landscapes in late May.

Wine Festival: 2nd weekend of August.

Aperitif concert Friday in July and August between 19 and 21 hours of the abbey garden.

Garage sale: 1st Sunday of September.

Heritage Day: 3rd weekend in September.

Book Fair: 1st weekend in October.

European Film Festival: 3rd weekend in October.

Gaillac Preview: 3rd week of November.

Inquire at the Tourist Office Gaillac the accuracy of dates.

Photos

The Tarn Gaillac
The Tarn Gaillac
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The Tarn Gaillac
The Tarn Gaillac
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The Tarn Gaillac
The Tarn Gaillac
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint- Michel
Abbaye Saint- Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Abbaye Saint-Michel
Abbaye Saint-Michel
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Bridge Tarn Gaillac
Bridge Tarn Gaillac
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Gaillac Street
Gaillac Street
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Old Town
Old Town
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Great Place
Great Place
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Rue du center
Rue du center
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Checkout Savings
Checkout Savings
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Animation Great Place
Animation Great Place
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City
City
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Fountain of the Great Place
Fountain of the Great Place
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Statue of Senator Joseph Hautpoul
Statue of Senator Joseph Hautpoul
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St. Peter
St. Peter
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St. Peter
St. Peter
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St. Peter
St. Peter
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St. Pierre
St. Pierre
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Detail portal of the church of Saint-Pierre
Detail portal of the church of Saint-Pierre
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Roofs Gaillac
Roofs Gaillac
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Dovecote
Dovecote
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Weather

Sunday 29 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 7°C
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Monday 30 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 9°C
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Tuesday 31 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Andillac: castle-museum of Cayla.

Cordes-sur-Ciel: medieval village.

Castelnau-de-Montmiral: Founded in 1222, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

Lagrave archéocrypte Saint Sigolène.

Lisle-sur-Tarn arcaded square, houses the 16th and eighteenth.

Montana Archéosite (Gallo-Roman pottery).

Giroussens: the garden of Martell.

Puycelsi: medieval village perched on a rock and Regional Conservatory of species of old trees and vines.

Rabastens: ramparts and fortifications of the Middle Ages.

Sivenas: Divisional Forest 600 hectares of hardwoods and conifers.

Senouillac Château de Mauriac.

Grésigne: 3600 ha State Forest.

Albi historic ranked in 2010 as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ballooning over the villages of the Tarn
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (22 km)
Paintball course adventure
Entertainment20 € to 45 € Quint-Fonsegrives (46 km)
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (48 km)
Pastel Earth Museum
Culture and education350 € to 55 € Labège (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (20 km)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (23 km)
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (30 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (36 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (36 km)

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