Towns and villages
Le Fiscalou is very well situated in the region of Midi-Pyrénées.
Near Le Fiscalou, you can visit:
The fortified medieval village of Puycelsi and the fortified medieval village of Castelnau-De-Montmiral, both listed “most beautiful villages of France” There are tours available of both castles, including a visit in the form of a treasure hunt in Castelnau de Montmiral.
Bruniquel and its castle (location for the film “Le vieux fusil” starring Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider), is also on the “most beautiful villages of France”.
The village of Penne with its castle and stunning views of the region.
A little further away, you will find the beautifully preserved medieval town of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Along the Aveyron, there’s the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. This can also be your starting point for a journey by canoe on the Aveyron.
Lavaur and its famous jacquemart.
Graulhet, the city of leather.
Lautrec, cradle of the family of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the capital of pink garlic, also on the “most beautiful villages of France”.
Moissac, the abbey and its festival of voices “vibration Moissac”.
Gaillac, which can be a starting point for a walk through the vineyards and meet winemakers.
And of course Albi with its episcopal quarter, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, medieval mansions and walks on the banks of the Tarn.
Don’t forget Montauban it’s old neighborhoods of red brick, outstanding museum dedicated to Ingres and its jazz festival.
You can also take a little time to visit Toulouse.
There are many hiking trails in the region. Descriptions of hiking trails in the Tarn are available online at: www.tourisme-vignoble-bastides.com.
Do not hesitate to ask us for intineraries, we have several at your disposal in the reception.
The pilgrim route to Saint Jacques de Compostela crosses the Tarn, you can find the interaries at the above mentioned website.
Do you prefer the bicycle?There are lots of different cycling routes as well around the Tarn. Find them online at this cycling website: www.tourisme-vignoble-bastides.com
Maybe your love is the horse?This is of course possible. A day trail riding or a longer course, why not? www.terre-equestre.com/tourisme-tarn/
The forêt de Grésigne is a haven for all lovers of the forest. Its name comes from the phrase “Le gré qui saigne – the bleeding clay” as the earth is red! This forrest is the largest oak forest in the Midi-Pyrenees. It covers about 3600 ha s and consists mainly of oaks (80%), beech, hornbeam and coniferous. There are dolmens and other menhirs, remnants of prehistoric settlements. Beetles and endangered raptors find shelter here.
For the more unusal adventure: the mating season for deers and stags is between september 15th and october 20th. Hire a guide and go hiking in the forest at night, to hear the call of the stags. www.tourisme-vignoble-bastides.com
You can also discover the Aveyron Gorges by canoe or kayak. Departures from Saint Antonin Noble Val or Penne: www.tourisme-tarn.com
Market days in the surrounding area
Caussade (the lovelyest big market of the region), Briatexte.
Nègrepelisse, Albi, Castelnau de Montmiral, Caylus, Graulhet and in Gaillac: “noctambio” from 4 to 7pm.
Montauban, Salvagnac and Cahuzac sur vère.
Monclar de Quercy (very small), Vaour.
Montricoux, Lautrec, Gaillac (a big somewhat disorderly market).
Caylus, Cordes sur ciel, Montauban, Albi and Rabastens (big regional markets).
Saint Antonin de Noble Val, the most colourfull market, Lisle sur Tarn, Gaillac and Monclar de Quercy (July and August)