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Coche d'eau, le Miredames, à Castres

Day visit of Castres… The joy of the towns and the Fresh air of the fields           

Alone, with the family or with friends, Castres Tourist Office invites you to discover the Patrimony. We offer you a travel diary to visit Castres for a day or during the summer season.
Let yourself be guided…

Through the Haut Languedoc, between Toulouse and Montpellier, in a natural protected environment, at the foot of the Black Mountain and on the doorstep of the granite plateau of Sidobre, Castres, a town marked by so many currents of thought, from the Cathar heresy to Protestantism, a meeting point of multiple influences. Old city with solid roots, engraved in the history, Castres has kept from the past, rich with events and evolution, a cultural, architectural and strong economical identity. Toulouse and Carcassonne are just an hour away by road, and Albi just 45 minutes. All waiting for you in this Occitan land.

 Guided summer visits for individuals, in July and August

By foot, discover the Historic Centre, with the Bishop’s Palace garden, designed by Le Nôtre, the houses on the Agout, the Place Jean Jaurès, the façades of the 17th Century Private Mansions, …

Discover two themes : «Castres, la Gourmande» and «Castres, l'Insolite».

Further information: +33 (0)5 63 62 63 62
Tourist Office, 2, place de la République, 81100 Castres.
Visit lasts : between 1h30 and 2h, depending on the program.

By strolling along its roads, you can rediscover the history of Castres through its monuments: the Bishop’s palace and garden designed by Le Nôtre, old houses on the Agout, the façades of Private Mansions bequeathed by the 17th Century,… Discover the Historic centre of Castres on a Saturday morning by wandering through the traditional market, at the Place Jean Jaurès and on the embankments, where fragrances and colours blend.

The Goya museum has a panorama of Spanish art that is unique in France with work from the great masters of the 14th Century up until present day, sculptures, furniture and a rare collection of weapons and coins. The museum has 3 paintings by Goya, as well as his great engraving series.

With the National Center and Jean Jaurès museum you can retrace the life and commitments of this wonderful tribune born in 1859. It is also a research department centre, where temporary exhibitions are held.

At the end of the afternoon, relaxing and leisure activities at the Gourjade park. A vast area of greenery stretching over 53 hectares. A golf course, the Archipel swimming-pool and ice-rink complex, which all the family will enjoy.

If you visit us during the summer season, between the months of May and October, the "Coche d’eau" boat, «Le Miredames», will take you on a bucolic ride along the water.

After dinner, during the evening, depending on the culture programme, you can either watch the shows or give free rein to a convivial evening.