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Cordes sur Ciel, for a romantic week-end

Would you like a romantic getaway with your beloved? Cordes sur Ciel, an enchanting bastide village, seemingly set in the heavens, will help you to escape the daily routine for a little while.


Charming, sensual nights perched in the soaring bastide walls

Enjoy the love nests that are provided by the chambres d’hote and hotels located at the top of the medieval Cité. Romance is guaranteed with breakfast above the cloudy mist which rises from the valleys bordering Cordes sur Ciel in the spring and autumn.

To spend the night in the heart of the Cité, have a look at the “romantic getaway” and “passionate nights” offered by the Hostellerie du Vieux Cordes – (aphrodisiac effect guaranteed!)


Cultural and romantic getaway in the medieval bastide



Because often culture and romance go hand in hand, here is a selection of cultural delights to visit in the Cité:





Theatrical torchlight tours


During summer, the illuminated tours of the cite will rekindle the flames of romance.





A land rich in flavours and expertise


Weekly markets featuring local producers, the vineyards of Gaillac, metalwork and glassblowing … the Cordaise region knows how to appeal to all the senses.

– Regional producers

– Markets

– Flavours of the region



Cordes sur Ciel and bastide views from the heavens


Visit seventh heaven with your sweetheart, celebrating a wedding anniversary or other special event. Why not enjoy the sights from a flight in a hot air balloon? Floating up on high, you will discover the beautiful landscapes and medieval cities of the Tarn from a special vantage point.




Take a tour of the artisan galleries in Cordes sur Ciel

Would you like to find an unusual and unique gift for your loved one? Why not combine your search for the perfect gift while discovering the skills of our jewellers, glass blowers, painters and mosaic artists?

After the stroll we suggest that you relax in the famous 13th century Halle, take in a concert, a meal or a glass of Gaillac wine and soak up the atmosphere of this magical location.



Music Festival: Musique sur Ciel

Every year during the month of July the music festival surrounds you with harmony and romance. You will be stirred by the sounds of melodies, of chamber music played during concerts in the major heritage locations of Cordes sur Ciel: Saint Michel Church, La Bride Square, and the gothic houses of Gaugiran and Fonpeyrouse …




Ideas for couple around Cordes sur Ciel

  • Not far from Cordes sur Ciel there are magical and picturesque places and scenery to discover.- Najac with its fortress- Albi and its Cathedral- The bastide towns of the region.

    Your efforts will be well rewarded!!




A short drive from Cordes sur Ciel, discover the romantic gorges of the Aveyron

For lovers of sports or for those wishing to enjoy a moment of serenity, consider the Aveyron gorges. You can rent a canoe, for an hour or a day, allowing you to drift along the river, and even to stop on a small beach to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break.


Throughout the year, many other special events are held in the medieval town of Cordes sur Ciel : See the programme