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Ambialet

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Ambialet - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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The peninsula of Ambialet is entwined by a bend of the Tarn river 3 km long, dominated by a priory (former monastery) and an 11th century Romanesque church built on its schistose needle. The town is located on the Méridienne Verte in the wake of the Tarn valley.

Exceptional natural site and witness to a rich history!

In the Middle Ages, Ambialet was the seat of the Vicomté des Trencavels, rivals of the counts of Toulouse, then was occupied by Simon de Montfort during the crusade against the Albigenses (Cathar period).

The ruins of Castella and the configuration of the site with its forts bear witness to the grandeur of Ambialet.

The picturesque site can be visited all year round. The best period is from spring to early winter.

Ambialet has joined the Small Towns of Character network since 2018 and the Grand Site Occitanie Sud de France Albi, Vallée du Tarn since 2019.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAmbialet
Postcode81430
Tourism label
Latitude43.9433910 (N 43° 56’ 36”)
Longitude2.3780990 (E 2° 22’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 180m to 502m
Surface area30.04 km²
Population471 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (23 km, 28 min)
Insee code81010
IntercommunalityCC des Monts d'Alban et du Villefranchois
DepartmentTarn
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Courris2.4 km (5 min)
Saint-Cirgue4.8 km (8 min)
Trébas10.6 km (12 min)
Sérénac10.6 km (19 min)
Villefranche-d'Albigeois10.6 km (15 min)
Crespinet10.9 km (19 min)
Valence-d'Albigeois11.5 km (18 min)
Saint-Julien-Gaulène11.6 km (21 min)
Bellegarde-Marsal11.9 km (18 min)
Assac12.2 km (14 min)
Saint-André12.5 km (20 min)
Le Fraysse13.4 km (17 min)
Cadix15.8 km (20 min)
Faussergues15.8 km (23 min)
Saint-Juéry16.2 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Photos

Peninsula of Ambialet (© D. Delpoux)
Peninsula of Ambialet (© D. Delpoux)
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Ambialet and the Tarn
Ambialet and the Tarn
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The village and its fountain
The village and its fountain
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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Mountains around Ambialet
Mountains around Ambialet
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Ambialet and priory
Ambialet and priory
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Church and priory of Ambialet
Church and priory of Ambialet
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Meander of the Tarn at Ambialet forming a peninsula
Meander of the Tarn at Ambialet forming a peninsula
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Bridge over the Tarn
Bridge over the Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The town hall
The town hall
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Ambialet and the Tarn Valley (© TarnTourisme)
Ambialet and the Tarn Valley (© TarnTourisme)
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Ambialet trailer 4k (© PIX4Underground)
Ambialet trailer 4k (© PIX4Underground)
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I disconnect in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
I disconnect in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
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I escape in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
I escape in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
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I let go in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
I let go in the Tarn (© Ventd'autan / médart360)
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The Condomine
The Condomine
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The Condomine
The Condomine
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Church of the Condomine
Church of the Condomine
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The Condomine
The Condomine
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Weather

Monday 6 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 7°C
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Tuesday 7 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C
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Wednesday 8 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 7°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Barge trip in Albi and on the Tarn
Entertainment7 € to 25 € Albi (18.9 km)
Hike or bike ride in the South of France
Sports sensations12 € Broquiès (28 km)
Visit d'Ici et d'Ailleurs contemporary art gallery
Arts and CraftsFreeVabre (28 km)
Licence-free boat hire on the Tarn
Nature and the great outdoors29 € Rivières (32 km)
Permaculture vineyard tour
Local flavours20 € Gaillac (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking tour of the Saint-Affricain "Saint-Izaire" (n ° 6)
HikeIntermediate3h30Saint-Izaire (28 km)
Cycling tour around Lake Villefranche de Panat - 11 km
Cycling itineraryIntermediate50 minVillefranche-de-Panat (31 km)
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (31 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (31 km)
Tower of Peyrebrune
Village visitEasy2h00Alrance (32 km)

Restaurants

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Campsites

Hotels

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