Que vous soyez curieux, sportifs, gourmands, amoureux de la nature, passionnés de culture… ou tout à la fois, il y en aura pour tous les goûts.
Nous connaissons bien la région et nous avons sélectionné pour vous les endroits à découvrir que nous aimons :
Hiking, right from the front door of « Bastide des Tourelles ».
E.g. The Roman Road. A 24km-hiking trail overlooking the valley with a breathtaking panorama view.
Only 2km from “Bastide des Tourelles”,
Jérôme and Pascale offer horse rides for children (from the age of 3) and for adults.
Beautiful setting and friendly service !
Lavaur, 6 km from “Bastide des Tourelles”
Tennis club: 7 courts of which 5 clay courts
Tennis classes for kids and adults
Contact - Philippe Remy: +33 6 09 42 25 38More info
8km from “Bastide des Tourelles”
An 18 Holes Golf Course, where beginners as well as high-level players will be able to enjoy the technical challenges as well as the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
We also recommend the Club-House’s restaurant “Les 12 Etangs”.
« Acrobranche », treetop obstacle course, 60 different pathes, for all levels, adults and children.More info
Secured zone for children to ride quad-bikes. For adults, there is the possibility to organize guided tours, riding quad-bikes.
You can even plan a 3h-walk from Bastide des Tourelles to the “Circuits de l’Aubépine”, along the picturesque Roman Road and then drive back to Bastide des Tourelles on quad-bikes (booking needed)
The Vajra Yogini institute
Only 1 km from the Bastide des Tourelles, the Vajra Yogini institute proposes all year round high-quality trainings and Buddhist teachings.
A wonderful flowery garden to stroll around. Open from March to November.More info
Tarn Light Railway: from Saint-Lieux-lès-Lavaur, this touristic steam train will eventually bring you to the Garden of Les Martels. A travel through time, much appreciated by young and old alike.More info
Beautiful town made of bricks, six kilometers from the Bastide des Tourelles, Lavaur has a romantic medieval city centre. The Saint-Alain cathedral, masterpiece of the southern Gothic art and its shaded alleys make it worth a walk.More info
A few kilometers from the Bastide des Tourelles, the “castle of the pastel” will let you discover the history of the dyer’s woad, the plant which made the region’s fortune during the sixteenth century.More info
Less than an hour from the Bastide des Tourelles, you will discover this unique city, with a visit to the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, and the Sainte-Cécile cathedral which is listed in the World Heritage since 2010. Suiting your mood, you could as well enjoy a walk in the medieval alleys or along the Tarn banks.More info
Built in the seventeenth century by Pierre-Paul Riquet, this canal is listed in the World Heritage since 1996. You can visit the museum of the Canal in Saint-Ferréol and plan an amazing trek along the trickle that links the lakes of the Cammazes and of Saint-Ferréol, to eventually join the Canal near Castelnaudary.More info
Carcassonne and its world-known medieval citadel is 1h15 away from the Bastide des Tourelles, via a beautiful road through the Black Mountain that offers a panorama towards the citadel.More info
Laurent and Patricia Thomas are sheep farmers and produce delicious sheep cheese.
Patricia has a stall on the market in Lavaur on Wednesday and Saturday morning.
« Cazes Haut » 81500, Teyssode
You can also buy your cheese directly on their farm, if you make an appointment :
« Cazes Haut » 81500, Teyssode
+ 33 5 63 75 96 88
Meat and poultry
Christiane and Jean Marie Joulia are veal and poulty farmers.
Christiane has a stall on the market in Lavaur on Saturday morning.
You can also order meat in advance (by phone), pick it up at their farm and have them deliver it directly to Bastide des Tourelles.
« Ferme de la Ligogne », 81470, Roquevidal
+ 33 5 63 41 32 51
Farm products, Foie-gras and paté
Clément and Nathalie Magni produce excellent cans of local, natural products (e.g. foie-gras). You can order your cans online and pick them up at their farm.
« Les jardins de Roquevidal », 81470 Roquevidal
+33 6 75 00 56 67
Veal and poulty farmers.
Stall on the market in Lavaur, you can also order meat in advance (by phone).
Tel: 06 07 78 67 09More infos
A couple of restaurants nearby which we have tried out for you :
In Lavaur :
A little further :
If you would like to have gourmet food delivered directly to Bastide des Tourelles, you can contact the following addresses. If you would like meals to be delivered the night of your arrival, this can be arranged.