The Tarn et Garonne is certainly one of France’s most picturesque ‘départments’. It boasts an embarrassment of riches from vibrant little villages such as Auvillar and Lauzerte to the world famous Canal du Midi which has attained UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
The Canal du Midi
We particularly recommend a day strolling along the shaded banks or cycling along a stretch of the 250km of ‘vélo voie verte’ cycle paths. A day’s cruising on its gentle waters is also a particular treat as you can see from this picture.
The Gorges de l’Aveyron
To the East of our ‘départment’ and just north-east from Montauban are the beautiful Gorges d’Aveyron. It is a spot particularly popular with walkers and for sightseeing but also understandably extremely popular with canoeists, rock climbers, pot-holers and mountain bikers.
Tarn et Garonne – Exceptional Villages
For a true taste of French life visit the many beautiful villages and cities of the Tarn et Garonne. You will find a list of the region’s most beautiful places to visit on the official tourist board’s website. For restaurants, museums, cafés and parks, you are spoilt for choice. Many are classified as Plus Beaux Villages de France or have received some other such accolade. One thing that they all have in common is that they offer a true taste of French life both in the beautiful summer months but also throughout the year.
There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a café on the terrace in the warm autumn sunshine whilst watching the world go by.
Tarn et Garonne – The Great Outdoors
The countryside lends itself beautifully to so many outdoor pursuits such as horse riding / pony trekking, mountain biking, road cycling and walking and hiking on some of south west France’s most beautiful paths and trails.