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Carmaux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Carmaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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It was, at the very beginning, only an agricultural hamlet on the left bank of the Cérou. This capricious river often changed its course to the rhythm of its floods until one of them eroded the secret of the riches of the subsoil: coal.

The inhabitants first used it for their personal use and then transported it to Albi, Gaillac and Toulouse in 1245. It was not until 1752 that the Chevalier de Solages obtained from King Louis XV the first concession followed Subsequently several others. Coal mining is organized and growing. To use this coal, a glassworks was put into operation in 1754. The industrial era of the nineteenth century and the construction of the railway favored the development of the mining industry which would continue until 1997. During this long period, Carmaux Was the scene of rough labor, trade union and political struggles.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCarmaux
Postcode81400
Tourism label
Latitude44.0500339 (N 44° 3’ 0”)
Longitude2.1607500 (E 2° 9’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 228m to 340m
Surface area14.16 km²
Population10057 inhabitants
Density710 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (16.6 km, 24 min)
Insee code81060
IntercommunalityCC Carmausin-Ségala
DepartmentTarn
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Rosières2.4 km (6 min)
Saint-Benoît-de-Carmaux4.4 km (8 min)
Blaye-les-Mines5.3 km (9 min)
Le Garric5.5 km (9 min)
Combefa6.3 km (12 min)
Labastide-Gabausse7.4 km (15 min)
Monestiés7.8 km (12 min)
Taïx7.8 km (13 min)
Sainte-Gemme7.9 km (12 min)
Almayrac8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Marcel8.2 km (15 min)
Valderiès8.3 km (10 min)
Cagnac-les-Mines10.1 km (17 min)
Trévien11 km (20 min)
Virac11.4 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Information and reservations at the Tourist Office of Carmausin at +33 5 63 76 67 67.

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La Roucarié, a leisure center
La Roucarié, a leisure center
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Cap'Découverte - Leisure and adventure park
Cap'Découverte - Leisure and adventure park
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Friday Market of Carmaux
Friday Market of Carmaux
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The Jaurès Park
The Jaurès Park
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Church of Saint-Privat
Church of Saint-Privat
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Cap'Découverte - Leisure and adventure park
Cap'Découverte - Leisure and adventure park
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Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
Cap'Découverte - The Titans Park
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Feast of Saint-Privat
Feast of Saint-Privat
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Cavalcade of lavish floats
Cavalcade of lavish floats
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Bandas and cheerleaders
Bandas and cheerleaders
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Feast of Saint-Privat - Bandas
Feast of Saint-Privat - Bandas
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revelry
revelry
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Feast of Saint-Privat - Char of the queen
Feast of Saint-Privat - Char of the queen
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Cross international Hubert André
Cross international Hubert André
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Night market, every Wednesday in the summer
Night market, every Wednesday in the summer
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Weather

Wednesday 18 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 19°C
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Friday 20 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many walks around the Carmausin course (available at the Office of Tourism Carmausin).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Barge trip in Albi and on the Tarn
Entertainment7 € to 24 € Albi (13.4 km)
Gliding in the sky over Tarn
Sports sensations80 € Graulhet (34 km)
Maiden pendular microlight flight
Sports sensations40 € to 84 € Coufouleux (45 km)
Discover truffles
Local flavours6 € Limogne-en-Quercy (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (17.7 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (17.9 km)
Mergieux little walk, walk n°7
HikeIntermediate2h40Najac (22 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate4h50Najac (24 km)
The Mills, walk n°5
HikeIntermediate4h05Najac (24 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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