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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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.
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
Toulouse-Lautrec museum :
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 :
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.
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.