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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Ambialet - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

The peninsula Ambialet is embraced by a bend in the Tarn 3 km long river, dominated by a priory (monastery) and a Romanesque church of the eleventh century built on its slate needle. The town is located on the Meridian Green in the wake of the Tarn valley.

Exceptional natural site and witness a rich history!

In the Middle Ages, Ambialet was the seat of the Viscount of Trencavel, rivals of the counts of Toulouse, and was occupied by Simon de Montfort during the Albigensian Crusade against the (period Cathar).

The ruins of Castella and configuration of the site with its strong testament to the greatness of Ambialet. A show Sound & Light tells his story every Thursday at 22h in July and August.

The picturesque site can be visited all year. The best time is spring to early winter.

Geographical information

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 (14 mi, 28 min)
Insee code81010
IntercommunalityCC des Monts d'Alban et du Villefranchois

Nearest cities & towns

Courris1.5 mi (5 min)
Saint-Cirgue3 mi (8 min)
Trébas6.6 mi (12 min)
Sérénac6.6 mi (19 min)
Villefranche-d'Albigeois6.6 mi (15 min)
Crespinet6.8 mi (19 min)
Valence-d'Albigeois7.1 mi (18 min)
Saint-Julien-Gaulène7.2 mi (21 min)
Bellegarde-Marsal7.4 mi (18 min)
Assac7.6 mi (14 min)
Saint-André7.8 mi (20 min)
Le Fraysse8.3 mi (17 min)
Cadix9.8 mi (20 min)
Faussergues9.8 mi (23 min)
Saint-Juéry10.1 mi (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Country Market


Ambialet and Tarn
Ambialet and 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 Ambialet
Church and Priory Ambialet
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Meander Tarn Ambialet to forming a peninsula
Meander Tarn Ambialet to forming a peninsula
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Saturday 24 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 30°C
Sunday 25 june
Min. 16°C - Max. 31°C
Monday 26 june
Min. 22°C - Max. 34°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Barge trip in Albi and on the Tarn
Entertainment7 € to 24 € Albi (11.8 mi)
Single Malt tasting at the Castan distillery
Local flavoursFreeVilleneuve-sur-Vère (17.9 mi)
Visit to the Maison Bruyère biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeLagrave (20 mi)
Horse ride in the Grands Causses Nature Park
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 70 € Saint-Affrique (23 mi)
Relaxation at Les Étangs leisure centre
EntertainmentFreeSaïx (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking tour of the Saint-Affricain "Saint-Izaire" (n ° 6)
HikeIntermediate3h30Saint-Izaire (17.2 mi)
Cycling tour around Lake Villefranche de Panat - 11 km
Cycling itineraryIntermediate50 minVillefranche-de-Panat (19 mi)
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (19 mi)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (19.3 mi)
Tower of Peyrebrune
Village visitEasy2h00Alrance (19.9 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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