Classified village, voted "French preferred village in 2014".

Cordes-sur-Ciel is a magnificent fortified village located in the Tarn department of Southern France. It's remarkable gothic architecture and heritage make it one of the most significant of France and one of the landmarks of European heritage medieval towns.

Take a stroll around this delightful town to discover and experience a step back into history with this magical village.

Uncover more attractions and sightseeing around the Cordes here.



Classified Unesco World heritage (25km away)

Albi, positioned on the River Tarn, is a remarkable city, rich in history and culture.

A walk in the narrow streets of the historic centre reveals the presence of beautiful old brick-built timber-framed houses, charming shops and Renaissance mansions.

This beautiful city has many attractions to experience. One of many, and a must see is the Sainte-Cécile Cathedral and the Treasure Room. For more information on the Cathedral and other things to do and see, go here.


Castelnau de Montmiral

20km away

The village of Castelnau-de-Montmiral is perched on a hilltop above the valley of the Vère river.

Beautiful brick-built timber-framed houses and cobbled lanes surround the centre arcade. The entire village is built on a promontory, you get sensational views of the countryside and you can also look back and get some great views of the village.

Discover more about Castelnau-de-Montmiral and other local attractions here.



30km away

Penne, known as "the eagle's nest" is an enchanting, unspoiled village that overlooks the gorges of the Aveyron and extends along the rocky outcrop of its impressive castle.

Embrace its charm and rich history whilst exploring and discovering the picturesque alleys lined with timbered houses and wooden corbels.

More information about Penne and its surroundings can be found here.

Saint Antonin Noble Val

One of the most beautiful market in France. Home to the feature movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey. (30km away)

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is a charming french town that lies next to the Aveyron river and is close to the beautiful Gorges de l'Aveyron. This magnificent medieval village is not only a delightful setting to explore but also hosts a fresh produce and craft market every Sunday morning.

More information on Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and the market can be found here.



75km away

Toulouse, "the pink" city, uniquely bestowed with pink brick buildings and houses, is also a known as the city of art and history with an important architectural and artistic heritage.

Beautiful Renaissance mansions and buildings, impressive monuments and bustling streets within the historic city centre is a must to explore and discover.

Toulouse has a thriving nightlife and when night falls in the old town, the buildings, monuments and houses are lit which makes Toulouse's heritage dazzling to see by night.

Discover more about Toulouse and things to do and see here.



175km away

Carcassonne, the largest fortified city in Europe, is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with 52 towers and double-walled fortifications. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Carcassonne is one of the most visited medieval locations in France.

The majestic Gallo-Roman and medieval fortifications which encircle the town create an impressive and fascinating journey through time. Carcassonne is a must see!

More Carcassonne attractions here.


These are only but a few wonderful attractions around Cordes-sur-ciel, Southern France. When you book your next holiday at Escapadou a detailed guidebook including restaurants and cafes, markets and more things to do and see, will be emailed to you!

Read more about Escapadou and how we can accomodate your next holiday here.

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At Escapadou we have helped create unforgettable memories for our guests. Read more about their time at Cordes-sur-Ciel here.