Tarn-et-Garonne

In Occitania, Tarn-et-Garonne is a small territory with sumptuous varied landscapes.

Au heart of southwest France, between the plain of the Tarn river, the gorges of Aveyron, Bas-Quercy, the hills of Lomagne and the causse, Tarn-et-Garonne is a land of discovery.

The essentials of the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Your next stay in the Tarn-et-Garonne will be rhythmic and exciting. Between hiking trails, sumptuous caves and Great sites of Occitania, the holidays here promise wonder and culture. Start your journey, by Montauban, the pink city cousin of Toulouse and Albi. Its pedestrian streets, the Saint-Jacques church, the old bridge that spans the Tarn and the Ingres-Bourdelle museum are essential. Then it's time to explore picturesque villages such as Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Bruniquel and Auvillar. Do not miss the sumptuous gorges of Aveyron and their extraordinary medieval heritage.

Remarkable natural sites

The Tarn valley, the gorges of the Aveyron, the causse and the hills offer exceptional panoramas. The Tarn-et-Garonne also offers underground riches, such as Bruniquel cave and its Neanderthal mystery or the cave of Bosc. Finally, the reserve of Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave is none other than the largest ornithological reserve in the southwest.

Outdoor sports 

Live in the Aveyron gorges the intense canoe experience, climbing, caving and even cycle tourism thanks to its Véloroute. Over the whole of Tarn-et-Garonne, 2 kilometers of trails also allow athletes to experience unforgettable hikes or mountain biking. The side canal at the Garonne offers an ideal setting for long bike rides.

Historic sites

Dance the Tar-et-Garonne, Moissac and its Saint-Pierre abbey are jewels listed as World Heritage of Humanity as part of the roads to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. Admire the incredible tympanum and take a relaxing walk in the magnificent cloister. Then meet the Cacor canal bridge. Its 15 arches span the Tarn with elegance. In Auvillar, finally marvel at the circular grain market.

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