Located on the border between Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne, between the Albigeois area and Quercy, the village of Puycelsi is listed among the most beautiful villages in France and bears the pleasing nickname of "fortress in the woods". Perched on a promontory overlooking the Grésigne Forest, it is surrounded by over 800 metres of ramparts, behind which you will immediately fall for its medieval charm!
Come and admire the beautiful 15th and 16th-century stone, brick, half-timbered and corbelled houses; the wall walk offering magnificent views of the countryside surrounding Puycelsi; the Chapel of St. Roch built in 1703 by the inhabitants to thank the saint for protecting them from the plague; the Church of St. Cornelius, in the Southern French Gothic style, with its single nave and altarpiece dating from the 17th century; or the castle and its two round towers.
Puycelsi is located on the border between the Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne, between Albi and Quercy, which makes it a strategic location. It's called the fortress of wood with 800 meters of walls, because it dominates the forest Grésigne and was his guardian. Puycelsi is traversed with ease, with its wealth as the Saint-Roch, built in 1703 by the inhabitants to be thankful to have protected them from the plague. But also the St. Cornelius Church of Southern Gothic, with its single nave and the altar, dated against the reform-who was raised in 1689 in the church choir, and was restored in 1987. The walkway nestled inside the walls, with its esplanade called vying where knights could participate in tournaments. Its half-timbered houses, consisting of a frame which the voids are filled with brick or mud. Castle said Captain Royal which you can admire the two round towers.
Puycelsi, a beautiful village perched on a peak, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. They are 156 in France to have this prestigious label, 4 in the Tarn.
A hotel, guest houses, a grocery store bakery biscuit, restaurants, a bistro and a bar tarnais animate the village.
The history of Puycelsi is incredibly rich, environment surrounded by forest is a delight !
Puycelsi is located between the towns of Toulouse, Albi and Montauban. Between valley of the Tarn, Vere and Aveyron. A must see !
Possibility of guided tours of the village, you will discover the village dating from the 10th century, belonging to the monks of Aurillac and subsequently assigned to the Count of Toulouse. Information from the Tourist Office on +33 5 63 33 19 25.
Always there, at the bottom of the village, you can visit the old conservatory fruit trees (500 varieties of apples - 70 pear - 55 plum - 45 Cherry - 102 varieties). Free tours of the orchard on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 15:30. Information +33 5 63 33 19 41.
Puycelsi hosts every year in July a festival of song, the singers are training Puycelsi during the two weeks preceding the Harp Festival.
Puycelsi organizes every year in late August, the village festival, with entertainment, food and flea market.
Puycelsi being on the so-called Albigensian Bastide road after Puycelci it is interesting to visit other villages in altitude built at this same time the Count of Toulouse (XII / XIII) as Cordes-sur-Ciel (the most famous country house) Castelnau-de-Montmiral Bruniquel Penne Vaour (ruin of the Templars) and Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.
Puycelsi is equivalent distance from Montauban and Albi. To see Albi Sainte Cécile cathedral, the old town, the Toulouse Lautrec Museum (recently renovated).