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Cordes sur Ciel & cités médiévales

A fabulous journey into five historic towns that are quite out of the ordinary.

For an energetic weekend or a whole week relaxing in the heart of nature, take time out at this holiday destination where the living is good. Between fortified towns and villages oozing with history, stay in a place that promises a unique and emotional experience.

Escape, togetherness, authenticity, relaxation, and life itself

All of this awaits you in the heart of Tarn in the South of France!

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Cordes sur Ciel

To explore Cordes is to open a wonderful art-and-history book that’s set in stone... Which is probably why Camus and other great writers fell in love with this village.

It is a unique place that steeps in a timeless magic. It features several rows of fortifications and a truly remarkable architectural heritage. The numerous gates majestically invite you to visit.

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Castelnau-de-Montmiral

Castelnau-de-Montmiral and the surrounding area, where the horizon rises high above the forest of Grésigne and the Vère valley.

This bastide at the gateway to the Aveyron Gorges is truly a haven of peace on the Route des Bastides.

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Puycelsi​

Puycelsi is a fortified village with a nickname, “Fortress of the woods”.

Just 45 minutes from Cordes sur Ciel, 30 minutes from Penne, less than an hour away from Montauban and within 1 1/4 hours of Toulouse, this old town has a few surprises in store!

Perched on its rocky spur, this characterful village is well known for its spectacular sunsets.

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Bruniquel

This is just one stage of the fantastic journey that follows the Cordes sur Ciel & Cités Médiévales itinerary.

Standing on a unique headland, Bruniquel flaunts its castles against a remarkable panoramic backdrop you absolutely must see.

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Penne

Arriving from Puycelsi, as we come out of the Grésigne forest and the gorges of

the Aveyron, our eyes fall on the unlikely sight of a fortress suspended above the void and offering impressive views.

This dizzying curiosity of rock invites us to explore the village streets of Penne, a fairytale place of poetic charm... “Shush”, that’s all we’re telling you!

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