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.
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 CELEBRATIONS
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.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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).