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Lavaur

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn

Lavaur - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn
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History: Cathar by kindness to the "snowmen", she was martyred: here stood up one of the biggest butchers of history? Cathar stronghold: the city is besieged Lavaur in Spring 1211 by troops of Simon de Montfort. 400 heretics (2 times more than Montsegur!) Perished in the flames while Dame Guiraude of Laurac, lord of the place, is thrown into a well. His story is told in the "Song of the Crusade", one medieval text describing the history of this historic conflict. The Jacquemart (whose legend remains dear to Vauréens) continues to punctuate the hours of this city of traditions.

City history, Lavaur has become in recent years the 3rd economic hub of the Tarn, but it does not mean forgetting its traditions.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLavaur
Postcode81500
Tourism label
Latitude43.6991850 (N 43° 41’ 57”)
Longitude1.8206990 (E 1° 49’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 105m to 274m
Surface area62.83 km²
Population11196 inhabitants
Density178 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAlbi (49 km, 40 min)
Insee code81140
IntercommunalityCC Tarn-Agout
DepartmentTarn
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Labastide-Saint-Georges2.9 km (6 min)
Ambres5.4 km (9 min)
Marzens6.7 km (11 min)
Massac-Séran7 km (11 min)
Lacougotte-Cadoul7.8 km (10 min)
Fiac8.2 km (10 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Rives9 km (14 min)
Pratviel9.8 km (14 min)
Belcastel10 km (15 min)
Saint-Gauzens10 km (15 min)
Saint-Agnan10.2 km (12 min)
Giroussens10.2 km (12 min)
Viviers-lès-Lavaur10.3 km (14 min)
Garrigues10.6 km (12 min)
Roquevidal10.9 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Cathedral Alain
Cathedral Alain
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Downtown
Downtown
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City Hall
City Hall
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Jacquemart
Jacquemart
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Pont Saint Roch
Pont Saint Roch
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Saint Francois
Saint Francois
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Tourism Office
Tourism Office
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Major General
Major General
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Weather

Wednesday 8 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
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Thursday 9 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 8°C
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Friday 10 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Lavaur: an ideal location for exploring the Midi-Pyrenees. Lavaur is within 50 km of the main attractions of the Tarn.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Permaculture vineyard tour
Local flavours20 € Gaillac (24 km)
Licence-free boat hire on the Tarn
Nature and the great outdoors29 € Rivières (27 km)
Relaxation at Les Étangs leisure centre
EntertainmentFreeSaïx (29 km)
Cité de l'Espace: 1-day ticket
Culture and education21 € Toulouse (29 km)
Craft and food shopping in Revel and the local area
Arts and CraftsFreeRevel (30 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lo Camin de las Peyras
HikeEasy3h00Navès (36 km)
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (38 km)
Carbonéral Path
HikeIntermediate5h15Labruguière (40 km)
Historical route
HikeEasy20 minLabruguière (40 km)
Circuit of the seven partridges
HikeAthletic7h05Bruniquel (41 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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