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Saint-Amans-Valtoret - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Saint-Amans-Valtoret commune with an area of ​​3474 ha stretches from the shores of Thore (altitude 264 m) to the "Montagnola" (small Mountain alt. 823 m) above Lake of the Holy Peyres.

It is a common part of the Community of Municipalities of Upper Valley Thore.

The St. Amantais are mainly distributed in the village and a dozen hamlets, over thirty farms with fewer than a dozen active.

A communal forest of 1,400 ha consisting mainly of conifers occupies much of its land.

His specialties: Aïgo boulido, Fresinat, Mesturet, Millas...

A large amount of hiking trails and a GRP allow you to discover the green and the sources of the municipality. Many accommodations are available, including communal houses at Lake of the Holy Peyres on the GRP Upper Valley Thore.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4813860 (N 43° 28’ 53”)
Longitude2.4888350 (E 2° 29’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 240m to 826m
Surface area35.58 km²
Population949 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (71 km, 1h12)
Insee code81239
IntercommunalityCC Haute Vallée du Thoré

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Amans-Soult1 km (4 min)
Albine5.9 km (8 min)
Sauveterre6.7 km (9 min)
Lacabarède8.5 km (9 min)
Bout-du-Pont-de-Larn9.4 km (10 min)
Pont-de-Larn9.6 km (10 min)
Le Vintrou11 km (19 min)
Mazamet11 km (14 min)
Aussillon12.3 km (17 min)
Rouairoux12.7 km (17 min)
Labastide-Rouairoux13.8 km (15 min)
Payrin-Augmontel14.5 km (17 min)
Le Rialet16.4 km (26 min)

Things to see and do

GRP Upper Valley Thore, Lake of the Saints-Peyres (windsurfing, fishing, hiking around the lake), gorges of the Banquet...

Discover the Heritage: castle, church, community forest, forest and hedgerow landscapes, rural roads, sagnes, shores of Lake of the Holy Peyres...

Many hiking trails and greenway "Passa Pais" you will discover all this. Accommodation in cottages by the lake and on the way the GRP.

Events and festivities

The market is held every Thursday from 14h to 19h at Square De Gaulle.

Village Festival from Friday to Monday for the first Sunday of August.

The market of colors, flavors, scents of Autumn, the third Sunday of October in the streets of Saint-Amans-Valtoret.

All in Wednesday Sagnes: Every Wednesday from early June until late August, discover the mysterious world of Sagne Puech Balmes with various workshops and activities: botanical drawings, bilingual storytelling language of French and French signs, creating instruments, exhibitions, shows ... In addition to these activities, the trail of the dragon Sagne is open all day and offers a variety of games for children and adults.

Follow the guide: Hiking in the Summer. Immerse yourself in nature with the Summer Hiking. Each summer week on Sundays or Mondays, follow your guide to discover the heritage or the traces of the textile industry guide, walk the stream Candesoubre or the path of the High Futaies and many other ways. These rides are open to all on the basis of hiking experiences, from easy to difficult, there is a choice for all hikers.

Free is the Way: in July. Cross the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc using the Greenway, a former railway reserved for soft mobility where you can enjoy the Saturday of the Textile Museum, a guided tour, an ambulatory spectacle, a photography exhibition, a concert "Old Time" and on Sunday a set of unreleased track, demonstration and workshop unicycle, a wacky demo bike and an acrobatic Alone (cir) burlesque conference on the history of the wheel to close the weekend in poetry.


Lake of the Holy Peyres
Lake of the Holy Peyres
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Castle Saint-Amans-Valtoret
Castle Saint-Amans-Valtoret
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Banquet Gorges
Banquet Gorges
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autumn colors Market
autumn colors Market
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many walks are available to you in the valley of Thore.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discovery manufacturing ham Lacaune
Local flavours3 € Lacaune (31 km)
Wine tasting at the Domaine Rose et Paul
Local flavoursFreeArzens (39 km)
Canyoning at the intersection of three valleys
Sports sensations30 € Mons (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Haut-Languedoc - Passa Païs Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy6h00Mazamet (9.1 km)
Roy Quarries
HikeEasy2h30Caunes-Minervois (17.3 km)
Capitoul... capitelles and dolmens
HikeIntermediate3h10Villeneuve-Minervois (18.6 km)
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (19.3 km)
From the city of Carcassonne to Lake La Cavayère
Car itineraryEasy5h00Carcassonne (32 km)


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