Built in the 14th century, Revel is a typical medieval fortified town situated in the heart of the Pays de Cocagne, the . Lined with galleries and with old houses, the main square of Revel possesses a beautiful covered market hall topped by a bell tower at its centre.
Saturdays mornings are lively with the magnificent traditional market taking place under the hall. This market rich in local products is among the hundred most beautiful markets in France. This should not be missed! In winter, duck and goose fairs (Foires au Gras) will delight fans of food products from south-west France.
By its octagonal shape and its geometrical construction, Revel, perfect model of bastide, is an almost unique example in France. It was founded in 1342 by Philippe VI of Valois. In its heart, the central market of the 14th century, supported by a forest of pillars and beams, is surmounted by a belfry, once watchtower. This hall is surrounded by beautiful mansions with arcades forming galleries.
On Saturday morning, this square becomes the center of attraction of the city with a market, ranked among the 100 most beautiful in France. It allows local producers to sell their fresh seasonal produce directly to consumers.
Since the end of the nineteenth century, cabinet makers, markers, sculptors, and bronzers have made Revel the capital of the Furniture of Art.
Saint-Ferréol lake, the beach a stone's throw away from Toulouse: The centerpiece of the genial device created in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet to supply water to the Canal du Midi, the Saint-Ferréol lake, classified as a World Heritage site. Humanity by UNESCO, constitutes a tourist site to be frequented in all seasons. With its 80-hectare park, its waterfalls, its sheaf of water and its shaded alleys, the site offers all the pleasures of swimming (monitored in summer), fishing, discovering nature, as well as practicing many sports: Boats, windsurfing, tennis, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, speleology, gliding...