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Gaillac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Gaillac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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It is not so long ago that we know that Gaillac was occupied since the Gallo-Roman period, but its name appears in documents mentioning the foundation of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Michel in 819. Its prosperity declares itself with the cultivation of the vine by the monks. The wine trade but also pastel (isatis tinctoria) in the sixteenth century, transported on the river Tarn, will allow Gaillac to thrive and develop at the same time a maritime activity. The Cathar wars are much less responsible for the quarrels of power than the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants.

Today Gaillac owes its fame to its vineyard, characterized by three terroirs (terraces, slopes, plateau), a historical grape and a controlled appellation.

Finally Gaillac carries as emblem the cock that can be discovered on various pediments or capitals of old houses.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGaillac
Postcode81600
Tourism labels
Latitude43.9018159 (N 43° 54’ 7”)
Longitude1.8965060 (E 1° 53’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 105m to 288m
Surface area50.93 km²
Population15760 inhabitants
Density309 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (16.2 mi, 23 min)
Insee code81099
IntercommunalityCA Gaillac-Graulhet
DepartmentTarn
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Brens1.6 mi (8 min)
Montans3.1 mi (8 min)
Broze4 mi (10 min)
Rivières4.4 mi (10 min)
Senouillac4.7 mi (10 min)
Montels5.7 mi (11 min)
Lisle-sur-Tarn6 mi (12 min)
Técou6 mi (12 min)
Fayssac6.3 mi (13 min)
Cadalen6.5 mi (14 min)
Lagrave6.6 mi (15 min)
Cahuzac-sur-Vère6.9 mi (15 min)
Labastide-de-Lévis7.3 mi (16 min)
Castelnau-de-Montmiral7.3 mi (14 min)
Marssac-sur-Tarn7.3 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Inquire at the Tourist Office of Gaillac on the accuracy of dates.

Photos

The Tarn at Gaillac
The Tarn at Gaillac
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The Tarn at Gaillac
The Tarn at Gaillac
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The Tarn at Gaillac
The Tarn at Gaillac
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Saint-Michel Abbey
Saint-Michel Abbey
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Bridge over the Tarn at Gaillac
Bridge over the Tarn at Gaillac
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Gaillac Street
Gaillac Street
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Historical Center
Historical Center
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Large square
Large square
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Street of the historic center
Street of the historic center
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Caisse d'Epargne
Caisse d'Epargne
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Animation on the Grand Place
Animation on the Grand Place
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City Hall
City Hall
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Fountain of the Great Place
Fountain of the Great Place
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Statue of Senator Joseph d'Hautpoul
Statue of Senator Joseph d'Hautpoul
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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Detail of the portal of the Saint-Pierre church
Detail of the portal of the Saint-Pierre church
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Roofs of Gaillac
Roofs of Gaillac
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pigeon loft
pigeon loft
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Weather

Tuesday 18 december
Min. 2°C - Max. 11°C
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Wednesday 19 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°C
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Thursday 20 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to Maison Bruyère biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeLagrave (4 mi)
Maiden pendular microlight flight
Sports sensations40 € to 84 € Coufouleux (11.3 mi)
Barge trip in Albi and on the Tarn
Entertainment7 € to 24 € Albi (12.4 mi)
3 Vallées Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors11 € to 17 € Montredon-Labessonnié (25 mi)
Relaxation at Les Étangs leisure centre
EntertainmentFreeSaïx (25 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (12.7 mi)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (14.2 mi)
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (18.6 mi)
Saint Gignac, tour n°2
HikeEasy2h45Najac (22 mi)
Vallée de la Jouyre, Walk n°3
HikeAthletic7h20Najac (22 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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