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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Milhars
Insee code81165
AltitudeFrom 130 to 461 meters
Surface16.28 km²
Population251 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²


National labelMontrosier at 4.7 km (8 min)
Chief townAlbi (at 39 km, 38 min)Le Riols at 5.9 km (11 min)
DepartmentTarnVaren at 6 km (8 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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Milhars, gateway to the Tarn ...

Historically Milhars was a country of communication between Quercy and Rouergue, Albi and Toulouse the country on the other. The Ruthenian Celtic have established channels of communication through the forests along the crests of occasions by Roman roads punctuated by a milestone of which is the cause of Milhars. The man left the peaks to the valleys by crossing the fords in Aveyron Lizoule up the bridge in 1858.

Milhars is a point of defense to control the entry of the valleys and Cérou Bonnan. The village is organized into structures castral snail built on a rocky outcrop below a castle of which there are traces to 1200, it is for various noble families. In the early 17th century the castle fell in part. From 1630 to 1660, Charles de Cazillac-Cessac rebuilt the castle promontory surrounded by a large park. The barony then the Marquis of Milhars was a possession of and title report, do not justify the construction of a fortress or a fortified town.

Nicknamed the "village walls" because of the quaint vestiges of its rich past: Ramparts, walls with relieving arches, fortified gates, fairgrounds, winding streets, old houses of the "Mason", the "lawyer", you Admire the exterior of the castle, monument (private property) and dependencies of the Lord: Old stables, former orangery, oven, lofts, mill on the Cérou.


  • The tinal: Old wine cellar of the castle, this vaulted room has been converted into Heritage Hall, where the cultural association Miara has a permanent exhibition "Once the vine Milhars" and temporary exhibitions variable topics (open May to September ).
  • Milhars village in bloom: For almost 20 years, the town of Milhars engaged in a project of flower that was recognized by many awards departmental and regional, making it the first joint of Tarn less than 500 inhabitants be classified as "two flowers". Discover the village garden ...
  • You will cross a bridge Cérou the flowers, you can relax on its banks in the Saulaie (which is a picnic area) where willows and willows are covered with a variety of bright foliage in the spring and whose Decorative bark will seduce the winter. The main street is lined with houses with flower beds and a row of rose bushes that leads you to the tourist office / post office and church. But you must return to the place Marronniers (or mayor), and by the way of the turret, you get to the place des Ormeaux with its red cedar or "pencil tree" and you will climb by stairs stone and winding streets to explore the theme gardens planted on terraces.
  • The theme gardens: First, the "garden of aromatic" with its blue garlic, chili's, its fennel or anise and hops. By the way you enter the "garden of the priest." You will continue the "Garden Witch" and the "herb garden" with its bay, its thyme (common thyme, lemon ..), Verbena officinalis and its varieties of sage. You get to Sol de l'Hoste at the foot of wall, with relieving arches flowers of goldenrod, and his views on the valley and cliff Cérou Lexos, you leave for the " dye garden "with its dyers chamomile, madder, indigo in the thumb, pastel, Carden and the" garden of erotic "with its numerous mints (deer, banana, tense), the wormwood and the" garden of medicine "with its camphor, its chartreuse.
  • You can reach the door of Ravelin with flower beds, on the ramparts and walls grow roses, vines, wisteria and you will go through the fairground with its rows of vines, its lime trees, its walls covered with sedums, d where you can see in the distance on the slope of the new Grailhettes communal orchard with many fruit trees of local origin and down to City Hall by road lined walls and box.
  • For lovers of flora Bonnan Valley offers many varieties of flowers and trees adapted to the Mediterranean climate, atlantic, submontane and valley bottom. Finally note two remarkable trees: the "Oak of Ségalar" which is a pubescent oak over 24 m high and 150 years and "La Garrigue Cormier" or slow-growing domestic ash of 1.90 m in diameter and whose age is estimated at 175 years.
  • Bonnan Valley: Valley Bonnan alternates valley bottom wet submontane forest and northern slopes with juniper and broom caussenard, and southern slope Mediterranean dry grasslands with oaks and diversity of flowers: orchids, columbines, honeysuckle, laburnum, Euphorbia ... Bonnan Valley is also known in the region for its waterfall tufa.


  • Feast of wicker late January-early February. On the banks of Cérou, Milhars has a "willow" (willow and osier) converted into a picnic area. Each year in late January-early February at the size of wicker, floral Group organizes the feast of wicker, in partnership with the Social Cordes-Vaour the Gardeners of France, the Office Country's Tourism Vaour and a representation of the National School of Basketry Fayl-Billot and the Brotherhood of the Noble Wicker Shapers. This is an opportunity to discover the planting, pruning, wicker living (for making fences, hedges, landscaping ...) and Plessis (for the achievement of cabanas, gazebos, play areas for development ...) . The basket makers lead workshops for children and adults baskets, baskets, baskets, decoration ... Everyone leaves with the items he has crafted and osier to replant.
  • Festival of Tourist Office in May.
  • Regional Nature Days in May-June
  • Heritage Day of countries and mills the third weekend in June
  • Visit the gardens in June.
  • Walk The Gresinhòla in May-June
  • Fireworks on the first weekend of August.
  • Garage sale the second Sunday in August.
  • European Heritage Days the third weekend of September.


  • Ability to enjoy many outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, archery, mountain biking, cycle route.
  • 46 and GR 36, GR de Pays, and several PR Grésinhòla can discover the landscapes of this country.
  • Near the gorges of the Aveyron, the Albigensian Bastides circuit, the Commandery of Knights Templar of Vaour, the medieval castle of Penne, in the Cistercian abbey of Beaulieu, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Midi-Grand Site Pyrenees, Albi and whose episcopal city is included in the UNESCO heritage.
  • Database of recreational Garissou Cap'Découverte 10 km and 40 km.
  • Festival in the summer of Vaour in the first half of August.


Village wallsVillage walls
Wall enclosure with relieving archesWall enclosure with relieving arches
The vine tinalThe vine tinal
Gate RavelinGate Ravelin
Village flowered MilharsVillage flowered Milhars
Turret CastleTurret Castle
Cascade BonnanCascade Bonnan



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French cuisine restaurantLe Belle Rive  
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French cuisine restaurantL'Oustal del Barry  
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French cuisine restaurantDôme de Montmiral  
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Located 16.9 km from Milhars20 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLogissurciel    
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Located 9.3 km from MilharsFrom 80 € to 115 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa source    
A 10-minute Najac, one of the most beautiful villages of France, The Source offers the Aveyron and discover this beautiful region of Midi Pyrenees. By limiting the Tarn and Tarn et...
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House with 1 bedroomGreen Chambre dhote  
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House for 5 personsGites des Estaules  
Located in the gorges of aveyron. Area protected, rich from a still alive historical past by its picturesque villages, its castles, its sites, our Lodgings, very comfortable, have a...
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House for 8 personsLe Levant  
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80 places over 3,8 haFlowerCamping les Gorges de l'Aveyron    
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Logis Hostellerie du Parc - Hotel in MilharsLogis Hostellerie du Parc     
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Logis Hostellerie Du Vieux Cordes - Hotel in MilharsLogis Hostellerie Du Vieux Cordes     
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