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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Gaillac
Insee code81099
AltitudeFrom 105 to 288 meters
Surface50.93 km²
Population13908 inhabitants
Density273 inhabitants/km²


National labelsBrens at 2.6 km (8 min)
Chief townAlbi (at 26 km, 23 min)Montans at 5 km (8 min)
DepartmentTarnBroze at 6.5 km (10 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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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.


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).

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Gaillac,   Train station of Tessonnières
Information pointsTourist Office of Gaillac
Leisure centresMuseum of Fine Art of Gaillac,   Museum of Natural History Philadelphe Thomas,   Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of Gaillac
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Michel,   Church Saint-Michel,   Church Saint-Pierre


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.


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.


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Sunday 25 January
Min. -5°C - Max. 3°C
Monday 26 January
Min. -4°C - Max. 2°C
Tuesday 27 January
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French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Salettes  
The vineyards of Gaillac, let yourself be surprised by the contemporary renovation of a building dating from the 13th century where everything is made to accommodate you. You can see...
Located 7.1 km from Gaillac64 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLou Cantoun  
At the heart of a medieval village and the vineyards of Gaillac, Lou Cantoun restaurant welcomes you in an old house in white stone typical of the region. You will love the interior...
Located 7.6 km from Gaillac35 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantDôme de Montmiral  
You want to experience exceptional taste in an original, surprising and relaxing? The Dôme de Montmiral is for you! Set amidst the vineyards of Gaillac, this dome is built entirely...
Located 13.6 km from Gaillac20 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsBleu pastel    
Bourgeois town house dating from the late Second Empire, decorated in the spirit Gustavian, decorated with a romantic walled garden and has three guest room can accommodate one to four...
Located in GaillacFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMas de Sudre     NEW
Set in the historice wine growing region 10 minutes from the centre of Gaillac. Large 'maison de maître' offering 5 en suite double B&B rooms, 3 in the main house and 2 in a separate...
Located in Gaillac80 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Maison du Chai    
We are pleased to welcome you to La Maison du Chai, offering beautifully furnished chambres d'hôtes, in the charming setting of an old wine makers house dating from 1850. La Maison...
Located 7.2 km from GaillacFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 

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Chalet for 50 personsLes chalets de Fiolles  
2 km from Gaillac and along the Tarn, a set of 12+ 4 tents/lodge housekeeping cottages for 4 personnes. Sur place, swimming pool, jacuzzi, canoes, games room, green... We provide linen...
Located 3.1 km from GaillacFrom 380 € to 700 € per week 
Mill for 7 personsLe Moulin de Carré  
The Mill is a character cottage located in the countryside just outside of Albi, the Episcopal City, inscribed on the List of World Heritage (unesco) since July 31,2010. Located on...
Located 9.8 km from GaillacFrom 370 € to 900 € per week 
House for 4 personsLes Villettes à Rabastens  
A beautiful cottage with pool 10 m x 5 m. Large private south facing terrace. Linen and towels provided. Tourist tax included. Free wifi. Bikes, trampoline and boules at your disposal....
Located 12.2 km from GaillacFrom 450 € to 850 € per week 

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92 places over 8 haLe Moulin de Julien    
At the foot of the medieval town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, the campsite offers its greenery with 2 swimming pools with water slide, mini golf, playground, fishing, bowling, table tennis,...
Located 18 km from Gaillac20 € per day 
50 places over 2 haCamp redon    
The campsite is located in the beautiful area between the rivers Tarn and Aveyron. In this hilly area forests alternate with fields of rapeseed, corn and sunflowers, or with one of...
Located 18.3 km from GaillacFrom 16 € to 24 € per day 
82 places over 6 haSites&Paysages-Le plan d'eau st charles    
Rediscover the taste of simple moments, tint your dreams sweetness. The water Saint Charles is the ideal place for lovers of nature, calm and authenticity. Located in the heart of the...
Located 27 km from GaillacFrom 14.50 € to 20 € per day 

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Logis Hotel l'Occitan - Hotel in GaillacLogis Hotel l'Occitan    
This hotel is situated in the centre of Gaillac, in Midi-Pyrénées region. It offers free Wi-Fi and an on-site bar. Gaillac Train Station is just 60 metres away. The uniquely decorated...
Located in GaillacRoom from 60 €
Logis La Verrerie - Hotel in GaillacLogis La Verrerie     
Set in a 1000 year old vineyard with a private swimming pool, is this country-style hotel. It is located in Gaillac, just 25 km from Albi and offers free Wi-Fi access. Private bathrooms...
Located in GaillacRoom from 65 €
Hôtel Akena City Albi Gaillac - Hotel in GaillacHôtel Akena City Albi Gaillac    
Akena City Gaillac is set next to the A68, a 15-minute drive from Albi, in the quiet city of Brens. It offers rooms with air-conditioned rooms that are serviced by a lift. There are...
Located 3 km from GaillacRoom from 42 €

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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...
Gîtes de Thouy - Tarn - Sidobre
5 meublés classés - 5 à 28 personnes - piscine chauffée, court de tennis, visites à proximité.
06 88 57 80 07 - 05 63 70 73 35
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