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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Marnaves - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Marnaves is a peaceful village located in the valley of Cérou. It lies on a small promontory and protected from river floods.

The houses are made of beautiful stone country and around the Saint-Médard whose steeple was destroyed by lightning was rebuilt in 1884.

On leaving the village, a beautiful wash of 1894, recalls the days of laundresses.

Further, overlooking the plain cordaise, the imposing silhouette of the castle Roquereine, also called plum, is taking shape in the sky. The castle is not open. First mentioned in 1232, the castle was saved from ruin in the '60s by André Lanskoy (1902-1976), French painter of Russian origin who, in 1938, after a long period figurative, turned to abstraction.

Geographical information

Latitude44.0976659 (N 44° 5’ 52”)
Longitude1.8875330 (E 1° 53’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 150m to 488m
Surface area10.29 km²
Population76 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (33 km, 33 min)
Insee code81154
IntercommunalityCC du Cordais et du Causse

Nearest cities & towns

Labarthe-Bleys3.2 km (7 min)
Vindrac-Alayrac5 km (6 min)
Roussayrolles5.7 km (13 min)
Mouzieys-Panens5.9 km (13 min)
Milhars6 km (8 min)
Les Cabannes7.3 km (8 min)
Loubers7.4 km (10 min)
Amarens7.6 km (12 min)
Tonnac9.1 km (11 min)
Cordes-sur-Ciel9.6 km (13 min)
Frausseilles10 km (15 min)
Vaour10.2 km (19 min)
Souel10.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Free flight paragliding, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking ...

Events and festivities

Concert at St Médart end of August.


View Marnaves
View Marnaves
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Basically, the steeple of the church of St Médart
Basically, the steeple of the church of St Médart
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Opportunity to enjoy many outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, archery, mountain biking, cycle route.

Near the gorges of the Aveyron, the circuit of Bastides Albigensian, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Midi-Pyrenees Great Site, and Albi, in part, Heritage of UNESCO.

46 and GR 36, GR de Pays, and several PR Grésinhòla can discover the landscapes of this country.

Festival of the Summer Vaour during a week of the first half of August.

Base Leisure Garrissou of 6 km and 30 km Cap'Découverte.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Nature and the great outdoors150 € to 390 € Albi (30 km)
Quad biking in the Fronton vineyards
Sports sensations125 € to 209 € Fronton (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (4.3 km)
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (7.4 km)
Mergieux little walk, walk n°7
HikeIntermediate2h40Najac (12.5 km)
Mazerolles, Tour n°1
HikeIntermediate3h55Najac (15.1 km)
Saint Gignac, tour n°2
HikeEasy2h45Najac (15.1 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals