Cahuzac-sur-Vere – in the 'golden triangle' of the Tarn

 
 
 
 
 
 

By Air

Toulouse-Blagnac 

52 miles (84 km) from Andillac, approximately 1 hour drive, mainly on empty motorways.

British Airways, EasyJet, Flybe, Jet2, BMI
 

Carcassonne 

100 miles (162 km) from Andillac, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive, mainly on empty motorways.

Ryanair

Rodez-Marcillac 

65 miles (104 km) from Andillac, approximately 1 hour 40 minute drive through pleasant French countryside.

RyanairAir France

 
 

By Road

Calais is 600 miles (960 km) from Andillac – of which 567 miles (907 km) are of motorway standard.
Motorway, Calais to Montauban – A16, A10, A71, A20. National Roads, Montauban to Gaillac – D999. Click here fore directions.

By Rail

London Waterloo or Ashford to Paris Nord. 2.5 or 2.0 hours respectively. Transfer by metro to Paris Austerlitz. Paris Austerlitz to Toulouse by TGV express. Approximately 5.0 hours.

 
 

Cities & Towns

Cahuzac-sur-Vère (3km)

This is our local village in which we have a small supermarket, an excellent butcher, two bakeries, a pharmacy, bank, bar and a restaurant. 

Gaillac (14km)

This historical town on the banks of the Tarn is well worth a visit. The most important monument is the Abbey Saint-Michel with its origins in the 10th century. Next door is Maison des Vins which is a great introduction to the Giallic wines of the region. There is also a very good market held on a Friday. 

Cordes sur Ciel (16km)

This bastide town is an absolute must visit as no matter which direction you come from the sudden sight of Cordes built high on a hill will take your breath away. You can park at the bottom of the town and take the little train to the top or drive half way up and then walk (good walking shoes are essential!) The narrow streets are lined with interesting shops selling all manner of hand made and traditional products. At the top of the town the views are spectacular so don’t forget your camera. You can relax at a pavement table outside one of the many restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. 

St Antonin-Noble-Val (27km)

This town is situated on the banks of the Aveyron river and is famous for its Sunday morning markets which run along the narrow streets and medieval market hall. The town was also used as the backdrop for the film Charlotte Grey (a film about the Resistance in the Second World War) and the highly entertaining The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Dame Helen Mirren. This is also an excellent place to hire a kayak or canoe and slowly meander down the river (a mini bus will pick you up and bring you back!) 

Albi (29km)

This city has now been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre with its impressive brick built cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Head for 

Najac (45km)

Slightly further away but well worth a visit is the village of Najac. This is one of the most beautiful villages of France and is towered over by a 13th century castle. The castle is open to the public and is well worth climbing to the top to enjoy the stunning views. 

 
 
 

Toulouse (71km)

This is the fourth largest city in France and one that combines the attractive old city with new industrial area famous for the aerospace industry. There is a great deal to explore in Toulouse as well as a possible visit to the Cité de L’Espace, which is a unique science museum with interactive exhibits and displays. 

 
 

Bastide Villages

 

Castelnau de Montmiral (11km) 

Formerly a stronghold watch, the medieval city of Castelnau de Montmiral is strikingly beautiful with commanding views of the valley below. Perfect for country walkers, the car-free zone allows you to meander through historical streets in peace and quiet. 

Puycelsi (20km) 

Listed among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, Puycelsi was founded in the 10th century by Benedictine Monks from the Aurillac Abbey, in a location close to the ancient prehistoric site. 

Bruniquel (30km) 

The village is a picturesque mixture of old pink stone and red tile with a dramatic belfy, medieval gateways and defensive walls. Two feudal medieval castles dominate the village and the valley, one of which is the Château de Bruniquel.

 

Châteaus

 

Château Museum Cayla near Andillac (1km) was the birthplace of the romantic poet Maurice De Guerin (1810-1839) and his sister Eugenie. The Château is open to the public from May to September. A walking route from Mouret will take you straight to the Château where you can explore the grounds leisurely. 

Château de Mauriac near Cahuzac-sur-Vère (6km) has been fully renovated and is the home of a French artist Bernard Bistes and is open to the public from May to October. 

 

Golf

 

Golf D’Aigueleze 9 holes (15km)

Golf de Palmola 18 holes (25km) 

Florentin Hills Golf 18 holes (25km)

Albi Lasbordes – a championsip 18 hole course (30km)

 

Activities

 

Cap’ Découverte, Le Garric (29km) 

An innovative adventure park with many sporting activities including giant zipwires, skate park, cable waterskiing, paintball and many more, suitable for all ages.

Le Cri de Tarzan, Puylaurens (66km)

A leisure park in the heart of four acres of forests with bridges, nets, skateboarding, tarzan ropes and many more, suitable for all ages.