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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Sorèze
Insee code81288
AltitudeFrom 204 to 781 meters
Surface41.64 km²
Population2696 inhabitants
Density64 inhabitants/km²


National labelsDurfort at 2.7 km (7 min)
Chief townAlbi (at 67 km, 66 min)Cahuzac at 3.3 km (4 min)
DepartmentTarnSaint-Amancet at 3.7 km (7 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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The city of Sorèze is located in the Tarn-South, the borders of three departments, Haute-Garonne, Tarn and Aude, in the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Languedoc, at the foot of the Black Mountains, the source of the Canal du Midi. Discover Sorèze, houses with wood sides and corbels (sixteenth and seventeenth century)., Craftsmen and artists, the tower Saint Martin (XV c.), The glass museum, the oppidum Berniquaut and of course the Abbey School, Historical Monument of the 17th and 18th centuries.


  • The Abbey School: Historical Monument of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its history is linked to that of education in France, Europe and around the world because of its international recruitment. She became one of twelve royal military schools during the reign of Louis XVI.
  • The oppidum Berniquaut: ancient village, hiking.
  • Chapel St Jammes.
  • The steeple of St. Martin (. Fifteenth century), historical monument.
  • The Glass Museum: Exhibition of old glass.
  • Discovery of the historic center. Guided tours, organizing conferences for groups (information at the Tourist Office).
Detailed information
Leisure centresLeisure Centre of Saint-Ferréol
Natural sitesForest of Crabes-Mortes


  • Every year, theater, music ... and seminars at the abbey school.
  • Organ concerts in the church.
  • Books Market every 1st Sunday of the month.
  • May: "Ridge" of the book.
  • June: Day Art - Feast of St John.
  • July: Day of the Dog - Music Festival at the Abbey School - Concert of Orchestre National du Capitole.
  • August: August 15 General Holidays - Great Fairs (3rd weekend): book fair, garage sale, flea market, street painters, crafts, local produce, day of the horse.
  • September: Autumn Exhibition: paintings and sculptures - Heritage Days (third weekend).
  • November: Bavarian Evening.


  • Lake St Ironwood: World Heritage of UNESCO. The oldest work of this nature built in Europe. It was built in 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet to feed the Canal du Midi. Activities: supervised swimming, sailing, canoeing, boating, pedalo.
  • Many streams, rivers and lakes seduce lovers of fishing.
  • Hiking: in a privileged natural environment, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking.
  • Walks 4x4, caving, paragliding ...
  • Circuit Pigeon.
  • Canal du Midi.
  • Laughing Mountain, Laughing La Plaine: family outings by bike or on foot.
  • Lake Lampy.
  • Crafts in Durfort (copper, tin, leather, basketry).
  • In the Abbeys of St. Scholastica and Calcat.
  • Circuit de la Montagne Noire.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Painting and sculpture exhibitionCulture and educationFreeLautrec (29 km)

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Statue of Father Henri Lacordaire in the school yard of the AbbeyStatue of Father Henri Lacordaire in the school yard of the Abbey
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Tower of Saint MartinTower of Saint Martin
Saint-Martin TourSaint-Martin Tour
Notre-Dame de la Paix 19th centuryNotre-Dame de la Paix 19th century
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Our Church Lady of PeaceOur Church Lady of Peace
War MemorialWar Memorial
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Town HallTown Hall
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Vaulted PassageVaulted Passage
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Tuesday 28 October
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French cuisine restaurantLes Collets Rouges - Hôtel Abbaye École de Sorèze   NEW
JEWEL OF HERITAGE - Under the beautiful Hotel and Spa Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze the restaurant ' Les Collets Rouges ' opens its large and peaceful dining room and shaded in summer eterrasse....
Located in Sorèze27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel-restaurant de la Montagne Noire  
Welcome to the heart of the Tarn, in the village of Dourgne, where you can admire two Benedictine monasteries. The Hôtel-restaurant de la Montagne Noire welcomes you with authenticity....
Located 6.8 km from Sorèze25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantDe la Cave au Grenier - Château de Garrevaques  
Nestled in lush greenery, the Château de Garrevaques De la Cave au Grenier and restaurant welcomes you for a gastronomic break simple and friendly. This hotel offers regional cuisine,...
Located 7 km from Sorèze30 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsAux berges du Saint Ferréol     NEW
Love friendliness, Brigitte and Olivier welcome you all year in their guest rooms. Nestled against Lake St Ferreol, close to Revel, property offers all the comfort for a romantic country...
Located 2.9 km from SorèzeFrom 55 € to 59 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa mejeane    
At the foot of the Montagne Noire, in a small green area, Chantal, Gilles and children welcome you to our old farmhouse. Enjoy the quiet and serenity of the place. In our simplicity...
Located 3.1 km from SorèzeFrom 40 € to 50 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsDomaine de Bel Air Bas  
Les Cammazes
At the heart of the Montagne Noire and the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc, in a privileged environment, the Domaine de Bel Air Bas (601 m) warmly welcomes you to a beautiful...
Located 4.9 km from Sorèze60 € the double room 

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Chalet for 6 personsDomaine de Miraval  
Situated at he foot of th Montagne Noire, in a peaceful environment, 8 chalets benefit from the surrounding scenery. Wel spaced from each other and well designed, they will ensure you...
Located 3.7 km from SorèzeFrom 320 € to 780 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsGite la tribu du mambo
300 m from Lake St. Férreol, ranked major sites Midi-Pyrenees, very sunny apartment of 85m² air-conditioned with private terrace. Very quiet. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, beautiful...
Located 4.9 km from SorèzeFrom 350 € to 500 € per week 
Villa for 12 personsL'Antre-Parenthèse  
Eco-lodge located on the slopes of the Montagne Noire, on the outskirts of a small village Cathar. Facing the Pyrenees, you can enjoy this place, calm, nature, relaxation area. Built...
Located 8.2 km from SorèzeFrom 650 € to 1400 € per week 

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78 places over 2,3 haLa Porte d'Autan    
Located at the door of Carcassonne and Castelnaudary, in the Black Mountains, come and enjoy the peace, recharge at our family camping facility. Under the sun of the South of France,...
Located 12.6 km from SorèzeFrom 17 € to 21 € per day 
63 places over 3 haCamping le martinet rouge  
- The campsite 'le Martinet Rouge' is set in natural, tranquil surroundings with large granite rocks from another era. The swimming pool is built around boulders and is surrounded...
Located 19.6 km from SorèzeFrom 18 € to 32 € per day 
50 places over 1 haCamping de montolieu    
Enjoy the campsite reception Montolieu, 100m² well-defined location, spacious and functional health, washing machine, playground for kids, games room, meeting room with free wireless...
Located 19.8 km from SorèzeFrom 11 € to 15 € per day 

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L’Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze - Hotel in SorèzeL’Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze     
Listed as a historical monument, Hôtel Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze is set in a former abbey in a large park. It is located 25 km from Castres, between Toulouse, Albi and Carcassone. A wellbeing...
Located in SorèzeRoom from 62 €
Le Pavillon des Hôtes - Hotel in SorèzeLe Pavillon des Hôtes     
Set on a 6-hectare park, this hotel is located on St. James' Way and just next to the Abbaye Ecole. You can have an aqua gym lesson in the indoor pool, use the sauna or work out in...
Located in SorèzeRoom from 55 €
La Renaissance - Hotel in SorèzeLa Renaissance     
Hôtel La Renaissance is located next to Saint-Ferreol Lake, close to the UNESCO listed Montagne Noire in the Midi-Pyrenées. It provides comfortable accommodation with an outdoor swimming...
Located 3.7 km from SorèzeRoom from 59 €

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Inter-Hôtel Le Cantepau
Easily accessible by the N88 motorway, this Inter-Hotel is located in Albi, next to the River Tarn. It offers en-suite accommodation with satellite TV,...
Europe Hôtel
Hotel Europe is located in the historic heart of Castres and 67 km from Carcassonne. This 17th-century townhouse has a mix...
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