Between the Aveyron gorges and the Tarn valley, hills dotted with vines and landscapes wooded with oaks and chestnut trees, admire the beauty of the Grand Site Occitanie Cordes sur Ciel and medieval towns.

How to get there?

  • From Villefranche-de-Rouergue : take the D922 towards Monteils/Najac as far as Cordes (about 50 minutes)
  • From Najac : take the direction of Laguépie by the D594 then follow the D922 to Cordes (about 35 minutes)

A history of more than 800 years

Perched on its rocky crest of Puech de Mordagne, the medieval town of Ropes on Sky will surprise you. Dominating the peaceful Cérou valley, this charming village of the Tarn is rich in an exceptional heritage.

Around Cordes, in a region that is sometimes nicknamed the little French Tuscany, let yourself be amazed by beautiful Bastides et villages steeped in history.

The iconic hearts

Visit the emblematic hearts of Grand Site Occitanie Cordes sur Ciel and medieval cities. Wander the cobbled streets of Cordes to contemplate the medieval gothic facades, stroll around the Place des Arcades at Castelnau-de-Montmiral, set off to attack the penne castles et Bruniquel, walk along the old walkway at Puycelsi and take a walk in its Grésigne forest.

Pauline's tips

Pauline Cabrol, art history student, gives you her tips for discovering the Grand Site Occitanie Cordes sur Ciel and Medieval Cities.

Of the most beautiful villages in France

The Grand Site Occitanie Cordes sur Ciel and medieval cities brings together three most beautiful villages in France, just that ! Essentials of the destination, they will seduce you with their charming alleys, their half-timbered houses or sculpted facades. Perched on their promontories, they will also offer you beautiful panoramas on the surrounding nature. So don't wait any longer! Explore the villages of Ropes on Sky, Castelnau-de-Montmiral et Puycelsi for an immersion in the heart of the Middle Ages.

The Gaillac vineyard

Treat yourself to a roadtrip in the heart of vines of the Gaillac vineyard, one of the oldest in France! The reputation of its wines has been built since the Middle Ages, thanks to a quality terroir. Threatened during wars and phylloxera for centuries, the Gaillac vineyard shines today thanks to young enthusiasts who will be delighted to share their love for wine with you. Wine lover? Venture into the lands of Gaillac and meet the winemakers in their vineyard.
Good plan : Treat yourself to this special moment by buying the Pass Vigneron

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