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Lovely Historic Village

Very pretty little village with market square to sit and people watch. Bastide walls around village... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Annette W
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Charming bastide village

This village in the Tarn region has a beautiful market square with a Tuesday morning market. Also... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
VermontTeacher44
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Vermont, USA
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tarn, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, France
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very pretty little village with market square to sit and people watch. Bastide walls around village with lovely old buildings and chateau.

Thank Annette W
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This village in the Tarn region has a beautiful market square with a Tuesday morning market. Also on that square is a restaurant that features local fare and an informative tourist office. The streets going off the square contain charming dwellings with wooden shutters and...More

Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Founded by once the richest and most powerfull count in France: Count of Toulouse, Raymond the 7th in order to house and protect the Cathars from inquisition led by the knights and lords of Northern France. This is a breathtaking place on top of a...More

Thank Henri S
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

One of the prettiest of the little villages in the area with a charming, if small, market. A 'must see' amongst the other beautiful old towns and villages of this region. It has a good hotel, a tea room (tucked away but the village is...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Another of the great hilltop bastides, or fortified villages, in the Tarn region. There are many ancient houses and buildings surrounding a unique square with some of the oldest and most interesting arcade houses in the area. This village is quite different from many of...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Interesting hilltop village with great views and an interesting wander through its narrow streets following the guide available from the very helpful Information Centre young staff. A highlight is to go inside the Notre Dame de L'Assomption church with its beautiful ceiling frescos and gold...More

Thank KnS02
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have visited CDM 3 years on the trot and will never tire of it's charm, history and quiet. The square is an oasis of calm in a busy world and a great place to sink a few beers and pass the time away Sadly,...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed September 10, 2015

My wife and I spent a very pleasant couple of hours here wandering through the old streets and alleys and having lunch in the picturesque square. Views from the top are lovely.

Thank Googly2010
Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a small town in the Tarn. A couple of hours does it but interesting. Architecture is old and a small market on Tuesday morning.

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is one of several villages in the Gaillac area which feature in the various 'beautiful villages' guides. It is built on a hill-top and has some good all-round views of the countryside. Most houses have been well restored, although many seem empty. There was...More

Thank John P
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