At the instigation of the kings of France, many country houses were created. Nègrepelisse is one of 35 walled towns of Tarn-et-Garonne. It owes its name, they say, the woodcutters in the forest Tulmonenque that manufactured charcoal and whose coat was blackened by dust. It was at the time of the founding of the city around 1074, has been replaced by a fortification built the castle, providing greater protection to the inhabitants. Painted by Fragonard, this building houses, nowadays, many cultural events. Since its curtains, it offers breathtaking views of the river.
At the heart of the house, bordered by the River "Aveyron", trails and walking areas offer picnic areas, rest, walks countryside on foot or by bike. The line goes through the back roads that are delightful greenways, enriched by numerous colored ornamental beds.
The rich heritage of architectural Nègrepelisse:
The 13th century castle, its church and bell tower of the 19th of 1460, the temple of the nineteenth. These three buildings are all classified as Historic Monuments of France.
The restored mill is an exhibition and demonstration of milling must.
The environmental richness:
The Island, classified sensitive natural areas, recreation areas, and discovery of 8 ha. The furniture perennial picnic, made of Bisazza mosaic combines Nature and Design.
At the bend of a country lane, let yourself be surprised by the charm of the pigeon or water bodies.
Every Tuesday: Weekly market on the national site.
Every Tuesday evening Summer: petanque contest at the net.
Free Summer Exhibition at the mill all summer in the presence of collective of artists (painters / sculptors / photographers / designers).
The first weekend of July: Festival Houba Samba on the Castle Esplanade.
More than 60 artists Occitano-Brazilian influences will gather at the castle.
Concerts and animations Brazilian Occitan, street parades, conferences and symposia.
Organic Market and local producers on the Place Nationale.
The last weekend of July: 4 days of votive festival with rides, disco dances and bagpipes, fireworks.
The first weekend of August: Two jazz concerts organized by Jazz in Montauban.
The last Tuesday of August: Agricultural show, all day, and up the castle esplanade. The program of the day:
From 7:30 to 13h, weekly market and exposure.
At 11 am, official visit.
At 12:30, aperitif offered by the municipality to the mill and milling demonstration.
At 13 o'clock, meals officials and farmers in the village hall.
Exhibition of livestock until 16h.
At 20h, meal rurality inclusive (fee, early registration for mayor of Nègrepelisse). Drawing of the raffle, reading charts, presentation of cups and awards.
At 9:30 p.m., ball offered free by the Comice Agricole.
At 22:30, fireworks and recovery of the ball.
The last Saturday of August: Feast of the car-bike, with stock exchange on Saturday, dinner-concert on Saturday, and parade and display of vehicles on Sunday. Exhibition of miniature cars to the mill. On the program:
Saturday from 6am to 6:30 p.m., exchange and a private sale. Exhibition from 9 am to 6:30 p.m. older vehicles offered for sale by owner. Aperitif-free concert in the evening.
Sunday, exposure of cars all day. Procession of vehicles from 15h in the heart of Nègrepelisse. Great motorcycle exhibition in the castle held all day. Exhibition of miniature cars to the mill.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Lenoir Museum in Montricoux.
Forest Grésigne in Penne.
The canoeing and kayaking along the River Aveyron at Saint-Antonin Montricoux.
From climbing in Saint-Antonin.
From fishing to water bodies in the Gouyre Montricoux at Twist in Saint-Etienne-de-Tulmont, David Lake Balat in Montauban.