'Round & About'

 

There are many activities to do around Puech Blanc and
lots of places to discover in the Tarn

Puech Blanc is situated centrally in the 'golden triangle' formed by the medieval market towns of Cordes, Gaillac and Albi. This area forms the heart of the Gaillac wine region which was first established by the Romans, and we are surrounded by vineyards.

Walking and cycling :

  Many of our guests find that the stunning surrounding countryside is excellent for walking, cycling and even running! You can set off directly from 'Puech Blanc' into the vineyards which are open for all to wander through, and we have some mountain bikes which you are free to use.

There are two forests close by where you are free to wander so the potential for walking, picnics, horse riding and cycling is endless.

Wine tasting :

  We are central to the 60 or so wine domains that comprise the famous Gaillac wine. You will have fun visiting them as they are very often open to the public and you are welcome to taste and buy their wines. In Gaillac there is a wine information center which is part of the tourist office.

Canoes or kayaks :

  The river Tarn and river Avyron provide very good canoeing possibilities and there are plenty of companies which provide a complete service to ensure you have a fun time.

Tarn river valley :

  Byond Albi the Tarn river flows through some beautiful countryside and the road follows the river most of the way. A day out driving along the valley is one of our favorite pastimes and there is a very good country restaurant that we always visit. The road which follows the river is built on an old railway line and offers fine views of the river.

Horse riding :

  Close by we have an equestrian center, and horses can be available on an hourly or daily basis. Outings can be arranged with a guide through the vineyards and forests.

Golf :

  Near Albi you will find the magnificent 18 hole Lasbordes golf club with a beautiful 18th century chateaux for its clubhouse. Lasbordes is situated within a large bend in the river Tarn and is open to the public. All necessary equipment is available for rent.

Toulouse-Lautrec museum :

  This is always a popular destination for our guests, and a must-do for all art lovers, as there is a very good collection of Toulouse-Lautrec's work on display. The museum right in the center of Albi next to La Cathédrale Ste-Cécile.

Visit the surrounding towns :

  Albi is 20 minutes away and is a nice place to visit, the old centre is well preserved and has a relaxed atmosphere, and there are many shops, restaurants and relaxing cafés.
Gaillac is our local market town 10 minutes down the country lane that passes near 'Puech Blanc', the local Friday Gaillac market attracts the regions farmers, and where you will find an amazing range of local natural products and live animals. Cordes is a historic medieval town 15 minutes away and is always very popular with visitors to the region.

Throughout the year there are lots of cultural activities such as the weekly music festival in Gaillac and the medieval pageant in Cordes.