Gaillac / Albi / Toulouse
Close to the picturesque towns of Albi and Toulouse, the hotel l'Occitan in Gaillac proposes a stopover full of discoveries in the Midi-Pyrénées.
Located in the heart of the Tarn, a dynamic department with a deep-rooted tourist vocation, the hotel l'Occitan proposes great opportunities for exploring the magnificent regional historical and cultural heritage. Plentiful, true nature, experiences full of thrills or for just lazing ... Here is a sample of what awaits you with us.
Let's start, with our thousand-year-old city, Gaillac which grew with the help of a flourishing agriculture with in particular, its famous wine, of course as well as its pastel, both exported thanks to its port and the economic activity of the Abbey of Saint-Michel. This past has left the mark of its rose coloured bricks throughout the renovated historic city. Its numerous monuments (the Abbey of St-Michel, the Church of Saint-Pierre, the Place du Griffoul, the private mansions of Yversen and Pierre de Brens, the Château-Musée des Beaux Arts de Foucaud, etc.), its parks , lively alleys and festivals including the Lantern Festival make it an essential stop of your itinerary in the Tarn. Its millenary vineyard with 7 wines is known all over the world.
The initiated are not mistaken here ... The variety of the soils and the tradition allow Gaillac to present typical character-filled grape varieties. Mauzac and Loin de l’oeil for white wines. Duras, Braucol (or Fer Servadou) for red wines. It was one of the first controlled appelations which guarantees typicity and quality to its wines. Today, it is a true ambassador of the Southwest lifestyle. .
A magnificent region which also reveals an important architerctural and cultural heritage, at the forefront of which is the episcopal city of Albi, just 20 km from our hotel, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2010. Around and about, tsuperb old towns, including numerous bastides (Cordes-sur-Ciel, Puycelsi, Lisle-sur-Tarn ...) are home to a preserved historic center and museums that are worth a look. Whether local dedicated to regional traditions or larger such as the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi, the Francisco Goya museum or the Montans archeosite ... Among the many villages where you will enjoy strolling , four are among the most beautiful in France: Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Lautrec, Monestiés and Puycelsi.
And just 40 minutes from our hotel, the aeronautical and space capital, Toulouse, the rose coloured-city invites you to discover its two thousand years of history.