Activities in SW France

SW France offers some amazing places to visit such as the Cathédrale Sainte Cécile in Albi and the extremely impressive Cordes-Sur-Ciel. We happily share our local knowledge and offer expert advice on days out.

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The housebook contains many guides to local attractions and walks.

Below are just some of the many attractions in the local area that you might want to visit.


Carmaux is a town crossed by the river Cérou (tributary of the Aveyron) and two tributary streams of Cérou: the Ceroc and Candou at the crossroads of Segala, the Albigenses and Cordes.

Kayaking on the Aveyron

Kayaking on the Averyon in Najac.

Le Pôle Verrier du Carmausin

The Glass Museum and boutique, Atelier Verrier and demonstrations glass blowers, and the Biennale of glassmakers, on the same site Carmaux Domain of glassware.

Cap’Decouverte Leisure Park

Whether you love adrenaline or are looking to find new forms of excitement, come and enjoy the many sports and leisure activities on offer in our 618 acres of nature.

Albi  Virtual Tour of Albi – Some amazing Photography. 

Toulouse-Lautrec Museum  The History of the Palais de la Berbie and its prestigious gardens, is available on the this web site as a download.


Between Albi and the Tarn gorges, the river follows a 3-kilometer loop, shaping the valley into an impressive rocky peninsula. Ambialet is nestled there amidst a breathtaking panorama.

La Ferme Animalière de Bellevue

Animal Farm for endangered species is great. It is located between Cordes Sur Ciel and Carmaux near Salles


Local Mairie Web Site with some information about the Circuit de la vallée de la croisade


Built across 2 rivers, the Viaur and the Aveyron, Laguepie has lots to offer.


Cordes Sur Ceil Great place to start your information gathering, have a look at this site. 


The village, one of the most beautiful in France! Shaped like the shell of a snail, the construction of the village started in the 10th century around the church of St Peter


Belcastel is one of the most beautiful villages in France, and contains a wealth of rare medieval heritage.

Lac de Roucarie

Lac de Roucarie, just a few minutes away for those that need a beach break.



Abandoned for over 450 years (torn down in 1596), today the Penne fortress proudly dominates the Gorges de l’Aveyron seated atop its rocky hilltop and defying all laws of Gravity.

Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is to the Aveyron what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris (although we’re proud to say we have just a few centimetres more!)