At the instigation of the kings of France, many country houses were created. Nègrepelisse is one of 35 walled towns of Tarn-et-Garonne. It owes its name, they say, the woodcutters in the forest Tulmonenque that manufactured charcoal and whose coat was blackened by dust. It was at the time of the founding of the city around 1074, has been replaced by a fortification built the castle, providing greater protection to the inhabitants. Painted by Fragonard, this building houses, nowadays, many cultural events. Since its curtains, it offers breathtaking views of the river.
At the heart of the house, bordered by the River "Aveyron", trails and walking areas offer picnic areas, rest, walks countryside on foot or by bike. The line goes through the back roads that are delightful greenways, enriched by numerous colored ornamental beds.
The rich heritage of architectural Nègrepelisse:
The 13th century castle, its church and bell tower of the 19th of 1460, the temple of the nineteenth. These three buildings are all classified as Historic Monuments of France.
The restored mill is an exhibition and demonstration of milling must.
The environmental richness:
The Island, classified sensitive natural areas, recreation areas, and discovery of 8 ha. The furniture perennial picnic, made of Bisazza mosaic combines Nature and Design.
At the bend of a country lane, let yourself be surprised by the charm of the pigeon or water bodies.
Every Tuesday : Weekly market on the national site.
Every Tuesday evening were : Petanque competition to the net.
Free summer shows at the mill all summer in the presence of group of artists (painters / sculptors / photographers / designers).
In early July, the Château Voices festival, organized by the Association in partnership with Nègr'Artis cuisine, art and design center.
The last weekend of July: 4 days of votive festival with rides, disco dances and bagpipes, fireworks.
The first weekend of August: Two jazz evenings, organized by Jazz in Montauban.
On the last Tuesday of August : Agricultural show, all day, place and castle esplanade. The program of the day :
From 7:30 am to 13h, weekly market and exposure.
11h A, official visit.
At 12:30 aperitif offered by the municipality to the mill and milling demonstration.
A 13h meals for officials and farmers at the village hall.
Exposition of farmed animals until 16h.
At 20h, meals rurality open to all (fee ; inscriptions in advance for mayor of Nègrepelisse ). Raffle draw, read the charts, presentation of the cups and awards.
A 21:30 Free hoedown offered by the Comice Agricole.
At 22:30, fireworks and fire recovery of the ball.
The last Saturday of August : Feast of the car-bike, with scholarship exchange Saturday meal - concert on Saturday, and parade and exhibition vehicles on Sunday. Exhibition of miniature cars to the mill. The program:
Saturday from 6am to 18:30, scholarship and exchange a private sale. Exposure from 9am to 18:30 of old vehicles offered for sale by owner. Free aperitif evening concert.
Sunday, show cars all day. Parade of vehicles from 15h in the heart of Nègrepelisse. Great motorcycle exhibition organized inside the castle all day. Exhibition of miniature cars to the mill.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Lenoir Museum in Montricoux.
Forest Grésigne in Penne.
The canoeing and kayaking along the River Aveyron at Saint-Antonin Montricoux.
From climbing in Saint-Antonin.
From fishing to water bodies in the Gouyre Montricoux at Twist in Saint-Etienne-de-Tulmont, David Lake Balat in Montauban.