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Puycelsi

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Puycelsi - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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Puycelsi is located on the border between the Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne, between Albi and Quercy, which makes it a strategic location. It's called the fortress of wood with 800 meters of walls, because it dominates the forest Grésigne and was his guardian. Puycelsi is traversed with ease, with its wealth as the Saint-Roch, built in 1703 by the inhabitants to be thankful to have protected them from the plague. But also the St. Cornelius Church of Southern Gothic, with its single nave and the altar, dated against the reform-who was raised in 1689 in the church choir, and was restored in 1987. The walkway nestled inside the walls, with its esplanade called vying where knights could participate in tournaments. Its half-timbered houses, consisting of a frame which the voids are filled with brick or mud. Castle said Captain Royal which you can admire the two round towers.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPuycelsi
Postcode81140
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Latitude43.9929480 (N 43° 59’ 35”)
Longitude1.7106530 (E 1° 42’ 38”)
AltitudeFrom 132m to 367m
Surface area39.20 km²
Population494 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (48 km, 47 min)
Insee code81217
IntercommunalityCC de Vère Grésigne
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Larroque3.2 km (5 min)
Bruniquel12 km (18 min)
Castelnau-de-Montmiral13.3 km (16 min)
La Sauzière-Saint-Jean13.4 km (20 min)
Sainte-Cécile-du-Cayrou13.9 km (18 min)
Puygaillard-de-Quercy14.1 km (20 min)
Le Verdier15.1 km (20 min)
Salvagnac15.7 km (22 min)
Saint-Urcisse16 km (24 min)
Montricoux16.9 km (20 min)
Vieux17.5 km (21 min)
Monclar-de-Quercy17.6 km (22 min)
Saint-Beauzile18 km (23 min)
Montels19.7 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Possibility of guided tours of the village, you will discover the village dating from the 10th century, belonging to the monks of Aurillac and subsequently assigned to the Count of Toulouse. Information from the Tourist Office on +33 5 63 33 19 25.

Always there, at the bottom of the village, you can visit the old conservatory fruit trees (500 varieties of apples - 70 pear - 55 plum - 45 Cherry - 102 varieties). Free tours of the orchard on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 15:30. Information +33 5 63 33 19 41.

Events and festivities

Puycelsi hosts every year in July a festival of song, the singers are training Puycelsi during the two weeks preceding the Harp Festival.

Puycelsi organizes every year in late August, the village festival, with entertainment, food and flea market.

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View Puycelci
View Puycelci
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Tudor
Tudor
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Village
Village
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Village Lane
Village Lane
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Village Lane
Village Lane
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Village Lane
Village Lane
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Village Lane and timbered houses
Village Lane and timbered houses
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Street of the village and half-timbered houses
Street of the village and half-timbered houses
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Charming Tudor
Charming Tudor
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Street of the village and half-timbered houses
Street of the village and half-timbered houses
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Town Hall
Town Hall
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Chapel of St. Roch
Chapel of St. Roch
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Chapelle Saint-Roch
Chapelle Saint-Roch
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Chapelle Saint-Roch - St Roch
Chapelle Saint-Roch - St Roch
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Captain Royal Castle
Captain Royal Castle
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Castle Captain Royal
Castle Captain Royal
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Castle Captain Royal
Castle Captain Royal
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Royal Captain Castle
Royal Captain Castle
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St. Cornelius
St. Cornelius
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St. Cornelius
St. Cornelius
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St. Cornelius
St. Cornelius
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St. Cornelius
St. Cornelius
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St. Cornelius
St. Cornelius
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St. Corneille - Detail of porch
St. Corneille - Detail of porch
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Inside the Saint-Corneille
Inside the Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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inside the church of Saint-Corneille
inside the church of Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
Interior of the church Saint-Corneille
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Lane Village
Lane Village
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Rue du village houses timber
Rue du village houses timber
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Weather

Thursday 28 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C
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Friday 29 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 30 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Puycelsi being on the so-called Albigensian Bastide road after Puycelci it is interesting to visit other villages in altitude built at this same time the Count of Toulouse (XII / XIII) as Cordes-sur-Ciel (the most famous country house) Castelnau-de-Montmiral Bruniquel Penne Vaour (ruin of the Templars) and Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.

Puycelsi is equivalent distance from Montauban and Albi. To see Albi Sainte Cécile cathedral, the old town, the Toulouse Lautrec Museum (recently renovated).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad biking in the Fronton vineyards
Sports sensations125 € to 209 € Fronton (32 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (38 km)
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (47 km)
Dye day with Pastel
Culture and education180 € Loubens-Lauragais (47 km)
Paintball course adventure
Entertainment20 € to 45 € Quint-Fonsegrives (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (11.5 km)
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (14.6 km)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (15.6 km)
Labarthe Loop
HikeEasy1h30Caylus (27 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (33 km)

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