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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Arfons - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

The small village of Arfons hides his slate roofs in the heart of the Montagne Noire, in the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc.

It owes its name (Orbi Fonts: hidden sources) all the water that surround it, which were the object of worship to Roman times. These sources form two streams, "The Sor" and "The Aiguebelle", which are the realm of brown trout.

Two hamlets, and The Bastouls The Escudiés, surround the village, starting point of many hiking and attractive.

Around 1150, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built a fort, a hospital and a "sauveté" who is behind the present village. In the 17th century, traveling on horseback in the vast forest of Ramondens Pierre-Paul Riquet had the brilliant idea to capture some of the waters and streams Alzeau neighbors to feed the canal du Midi.

Long refuge of bandits and cattle rustlers extorting merchants and villagers of "plain", Arfons is now a quiet village that welcomes every year many tourists attracted by the calm, cool summer, the forest walks and the beautiful scenery.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4300540 (N 43° 25’ 48”)
Longitude2.1682820 (E 2° 10’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 566m to 904m
Surface area40.71 km²
Population182 inhabitants
Density4 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (42 mi, 1h11)
Insee code81016
IntercommunalityCC Lauragais Revel Sorezois

Nearest cities & towns

Saissac6.2 mi (14 min)
Lacombe6.3 mi (23 min)
Escoussens7.6 mi (19 min)
Laprade7.9 mi (23 min)
Dourgne8.1 mi (20 min)
Sorèze8.9 mi (21 min)
Massaguel9 mi (22 min)
Saint-Denis10.1 mi (24 min)
Verdalle10.2 mi (23 min)
Cahuzac10.3 mi (23 min)
Durfort10.6 mi (25 min)
Saint-Affrique-les-Montagnes10.6 mi (28 min)
Villemagne10.6 mi (23 min)
Lagardiolle10.7 mi (24 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


View of Arfons (© Aux Sources du Canal du Midi)
View of Arfons (© Aux Sources du Canal du Midi)
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In the background, the Pyrenees...
In the background, the Pyrenees...
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The Church of the Escudiated
The Church of the Escudiated
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The Rigole de la Montagne
The Rigole de la Montagne
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The Wilderness of the Lampy Basin
The Wilderness of the Lampy Basin
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The Place du Plô du Barbier
The Place du Plô du Barbier
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The Place of the Public Weight
The Place of the Public Weight
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Holidays in Lauragais
Holidays in Lauragais
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Sunday 5 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 29°C
Monday 6 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 26°C
Tuesday 7 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Relaxation at Les Étangs leisure centre
EntertainmentFreeSaïx (10.6 mi)
Canyoning in Montagne Noire
Sports sensations35 € to 55 € Mazamet (11.3 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Aude
Sports sensations22 € Puichéric (27 mi)
Escape Game on a theme of your choice
Entertainment80 € to 138 € Ayguesvives (29 mi)
Rafting on the River Aude
Sports sensations30 € Alet-les-Bains (30 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Versants of the Hard
HikeIntermediate5h30Cuxac-Cabardès (7.1 mi)
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (8.9 mi)
Historical route
HikeEasy20 minLabruguière (9 mi)
Lo Camin de las Peyras
HikeEasy3h00Navès (9.8 mi)
Haut-Languedoc - Passa Païs Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy6h00Mazamet (11.2 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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