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Cordes-sur-Ciel

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Cordes-sur-Ciel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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This magnificent Albigensian fortified town boasts an exceptional Gothic heritage. The upper town of Cordes-sur-Ciel has preserved its stunning Gothic houses, among which the Grand Fauconnier house, the Prunet house and the Grand Veneur house. A stroll in the medieval town is a real delight, especially because streets are lined with craft shops and artists' galleries. A place not to be missed!

The Grand Fauconnier festivals taking place in July are a great moment with a medieval atmosphere.

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Cordes-sur-Ciel

Browse Cordes is to discover a fabulous art history book and embedded in the stone... Great writers such Camus, have even fallen in love !

Voted " favorite French Village 2014," this medieval 13th century fascinates all those who discover it, because it shall first offer a vision : that of a stone boat amount to storm heaven. Secondly, because it is a history book and album art where the memory of the men remained alive, inscribed in stone since it was built in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse.

Its exceptional location, its remarkable architectural heritage make it one of the most significant of France and one of the landmarks of European heritage medieval towns. Today it is ranked among the Great Sites of Midi -Pyrénées !

It is said that the creation of the city was chaired by the stars, and its location was chosen by fate... Its part of life, a rare authenticity, was able to attract and retain artists and artisans who find their inspiration. Sheltered powerful fortified doors, lavish mansions with carved facades magnify Gothic art... Browse the streets, crossing the thresholds, traveling through centuries !

"There has seven hundred thousand years,

Strings, tired of being on the ground

With future monuments,

Gathered momentum in the atmosphere

Reached the end of the trip

From rain or shine

Which are in the firmament

She sat on a cloud

Archangels and Saint Michel

The surrounded wing their

This sensational time

Date Name: Cordes "

Jeanne - Ramel Cals.

One of its culinary specialties such as crisp, subtle blend of sugar, egg whites, flour and almonds, comes from the Middle Ages. It is found in all good pastries cordaises. Located on the AOC Gaillac wine is also a specialty of Cordais Country. Always winemakers were careful to choose the most suitable varieties to climate and land to produce a quality wine keeping all its specificity. Some varieties are typical in Gaillac vineyards : mauzac the ondec and " in the el " (pronounced " lindeloeil " ).

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

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Grand Falconer’s Festival
One of the oldest and most beautiful medieval festivals in FranceJuly 2017

Photos

Painted gate (© OT Strings / BP)
Painted gate (© OT Strings / BP)
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View of Sarmazes (© OT Strings / BP)
View of Sarmazes (© OT Strings / BP)
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Jardin des Paradis (© OT Strings / BP)
Jardin des Paradis (© OT Strings / BP)
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Ropes Street
Ropes Street
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Door
Door
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Grand Rue de l'Horloge (© OT Strings / BP)
Grand Rue de l'Horloge (© OT Strings / BP)
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Poppy (© OT Strings / BP)
Poppy (© OT Strings / BP)
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Garden String
Garden String
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snowy roofs (© OT Strings / BP)
snowy roofs (© OT Strings / BP)
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beautiful home
beautiful home
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113 m deep wells
113 m deep wells
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museum entrance
museum entrance
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door
door
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Gate clock
Gate clock
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Grand Holidays Fauconnier (© OT Strings)
Grand Holidays Fauconnier (© OT Strings)
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Torchlight tour (© OT Strings / BP)
Torchlight tour (© OT Strings / BP)
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Hot Street to Cordes-sur-Ciel
Hot Street to Cordes-sur-Ciel
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House square flange Cordes-sur-Ciel
House square flange Cordes-sur-Ciel
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The vineyards of Gaillac in the forest of Grésigne, around the Cordes-sur-Ciel offer rich places of discovery and moments of emotion and freedom.