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Hiking and other sport activities around nearby

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 and other sport activities around nearby

Located less than 15 min from la Bastide des Tourelles
Voie romaine

Balade sur la voie Romaine

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.

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Le haras de la colline

Horse riding « Haras de la colline »

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 !

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Tennis à Lavaur

Tennis

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 38

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Le golf des étangs de Fiac

Golf “Etangs de Fiac”

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”.

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Located less than 30 min from la Bastide des Tourelles
Le Cri Tarzan

Le Cri de Tarzan (Tarzan’s cry), 20 km

« Acrobranche », treetop obstacle course, 60 different pathes, for all levels, adults and children.

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Circuit de L'Aubépine

Quad – « Circuits de l’Aubépine »,10km

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)

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Museums and cultural highlights

Located less than 15 min from la Bastide des Tourelles
L'Institut Vajra Yogini

L'Institut Vajra Yogini

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.

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Le Jardin des Martels

Le Jardin des Martels

A wonderful flowery garden to stroll around. Open from March to November.

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Chemin de fer du Tarn

Chemin de fer touristique du Tarn

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.

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Lavaur

Lavaur

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.

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Le Chateau de Magrin

Chateau de Magrin (Magrin’s castle)

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.

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Three majors sites, registered as UNESCO World Heritage
La ville d'Albi

La ville d'Albi

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.

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Le Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi (The Southern Canal)

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.

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Toulouse

Toulouse

Carcassonne

Carcassonne

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.

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Our personal favorites: local producers, restaurants and catering

Local producers in 5km distance from Bastide des Tourelles
Les fromages de Cazes Haut

Les fromages de Cazes Haut

Sheep cheese

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

Ferme de la ligogne

Ferme de la ligogne

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

les jardins de Roquevidal

les jardins de Roquevidal

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

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les jardins de Roquevidal

Jaussely Foglia

Veal and poulty farmers.

Stall on the market in Lavaur, you can also order meat in advance (by phone).

Tel: 06 07 78 67 09

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Restaurants

A couple of restaurants nearby which we have tried out for you :

In Lavaur :

  • « Les Rosiers de Cocagne » Tel : 05 63 58 37 19
  • « Les Pasteliers » Tel : 05 63 58 04 16 More info

A little further :

  • « Le Cap de Castel » à Puylaurens. Tel : 05 63 70 21 76
  • « La Bonbardière » à Cuq Toulza. Tel : 05 63 75 70 36 More info
  • « Les Douze Etangs », sur le golf des étangs de Fiac. Tel : 05 63 70 69 88
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.

  • « La cuisine de Guillaume » : caterer in Lavaur, Guillaume proposes many different menus, for simple as well as festive meals. He is familiar with the Bastide des Tourelles.More info +33 5 63 40 18 71
  • « Florence Carenc » : Florence is a caterer from Albi. She makes home-delivery of sophisticated and tasty dishes +33 6 71 27 25 50 More infos
  • « Sandrine Elmoznino » : Sandrine can be your personal chef and cook delicious organic meals for larger groups right in front of your eyes. +33 9 54 16 47 36
  • « Yannick Hervouet » : Yannick is caterer from Lavaur. Tel: 06 62 50 66 85 More infos