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Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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Saint-Sulpice, a country house in the Pays de Cocagne.

Bastide from the 13th century Albigensian, Saint-Sulpice is ideally located 30 km from Toulouse and Albi the rose red.

At the door of the Tarn and the Pays de Cocagne, offers a peaceful and welcoming visitors curious history.

Bastide founded in 1247 by Sicard of Alaman, Councillor Raymond VII, at the confluence of the Tarn and Agout Saint-Sulpice has a rich historical past.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Sulpice-la-Pointe
Postcode81370
Tourism label
Latitude43.7750910 (N 43° 46’ 30”)
Longitude1.6860280 (E 1° 41’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 95m to 195m
Surface area23.99 km²
Population8546 inhabitants
Density356 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (47 km, 34 min)
Insee code81271
IntercommunalityCC Tarn-Agout
DepartmentTarn
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Mézens2.5 km (7 min)
Buzet-sur-Tarn5 km (8 min)
Saint-Lieux-lès-Lavaur6.7 km (9 min)
Lugan7 km (9 min)
Azas7.4 km (13 min)
Rabastens7.8 km (9 min)
Giroussens8.3 km (10 min)
Coufouleux8.5 km (13 min)
Bessières8.9 km (10 min)
Roquesérière9.5 km (11 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Rives9.6 km (12 min)
Gémil9.7 km (10 min)
Loupiac10.9 km (17 min)
Montpitol11.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Attraction of Castela : Located on the edge of Agout, the remains of the castle on motte still show the importance of the city 's medieval past with the most remarkable and rare underground shelter dug during the time of the motte castles, here we talk about life before the castles...

Castle: Raised on a motte, still visible today, built by Sicard of Alaman around 1240, the castle served as housing Bayle and consuls of the city. Destroyed during the wars of religion, we see from afar the ruins of the chapel built in 1275 and some of the ramparts of wall.

The medieval underground : Open to visitors all year round! Please inquire at the Tourist Office. Unique in all Midi- Pyrenees, this underground shelter built is in an exceptional state of preservation. Dug at the peak of iron in the castle mound beneath the castle, 142 meters long, galleries vaults are still perfect. We discover living rooms, silos, improved water, lamps niches... Also there will tell you the story of the Duchess of Berry, Jeanne de Boulogne, who took refuge there in the year 1418 for the making of counterfeit money... and discover the whole new light... thrills !

The loft, located next to the Tourist Office, remarkably restored, remains one of the key buildings in the country house.

The dungeon tower : The church work began under the lordship of Gaston Phoebus in 1381. It is one of the highest (about 40 m) and most beautiful bell tower of the Tarn.

The bridge of Rustan : This is one of the oldest remnants of the Bastide, former gateway to the city, this arched bridge is remarkable and dates from the 13th century.

The suspension bridge : Built in 1848, this magnificent work was restored in 2000 and today remains one of the famous monuments of the country house.

The heritage area of ​​the Tourist Office : In the offices of the Tourist Office are exposed many tools evoking traditional trades : carpentry, carpenter, blacksmith, arçonnerie... We also see a beautiful collection of old photographs, a space dedicated to the poet Armand Guibert and 9th RCP.

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Transport

Events and festivities

Every Wednesday morning weekly market.

The first weekend of April: International Exhibition of Models.

The 3rd weekend of April: Irish Festival.

The first weekend of July: Exchange weapons.

The last weekend of July: Frequently bio.

Nocturnal visits Castela in July and August.

The second weekend of September: Flea market / fair at all.

The third weekend of September: Heritage Days.

Photos

Castela of the castle
Castela of the castle
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Castela the Castle
Castela the Castle
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The Castela the castle
The Castela the castle
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Suspension Bridge
Suspension Bridge
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Tower
Tower
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The ramparts
The ramparts
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The aisles of Castela
The aisles of Castela
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The aisles of Castela
The aisles of Castela
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The pigeon
The pigeon
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The pigeon
The pigeon
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The bell tower
The bell tower
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The bell tower
The bell tower
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the nave
the nave
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the new Tourist Office - street of March 3, 1930
the new Tourist Office - street of March 3, 1930
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the suspension bridge
the suspension bridge
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underground
underground
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the Chapel of the underground
the Chapel of the underground
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An underground gallery
An underground gallery
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Enter the underground
Enter the underground
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underground
underground
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House for bridge - La Bastide
House for bridge - La Bastide
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House for bridge - La Bastide
House for bridge - La Bastide
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City Hall
City Hall
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the medieval basement of Castela
the medieval basement of Castela
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Weather

Tuesday 1 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 3°C - Max. 17°C
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Thursday 3 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Woad dyeing day
Crafts180 € Loubens-Lauragais (24 km)
Paintball course adventure
Entertainment20 € to 45 € Quint-Fonsegrives (25 km)
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (26 km)
Quad biking in the Fronton vineyards
Sports sensations125 € to 209 € Fronton (27 km)
Terre de Pastel woad museum
Culture and education350 € to 55 € Labège (28 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (24 km)
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (34 km)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (38 km)
Labarthe Loop
HikeEasy1h30Caylus (51 km)
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (53 km)

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