Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac

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    The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality services and visits catering to wine tourism. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, leisure activities, cellar tours, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events and more.

    Two destinations in South West France have been awarded the label: Cahors Malbec and Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac.

    Destination: Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac

    Between the hills and the valley of the Tarn, the land of medieval walled villages and Gaillac vineyards (Pays des Bastides & Vignoble du Gaillac), offers visitors the beauty and richness of towns with a prestigious past, walled villages from the Middle Ages, some perched high on the hillsides and vineyards one thousand years old.

    With family or with friends, the Pays des Bastides & Vignoble de Gaillac tempts you to discover a mosaic of different sceneries, things to do, festivities and authentic tastes to savour.  A remarkable architecture where red brick and stonework are the heritage of a rich and lively past reflecting the passionate history of Occitania.

    Medieval villages, castles and abbeys, museums, are all witnesses to the history of the land “d’Oc” (south-west France) throughout the centuries.  Occitania full of history is an invitation to the sweet life.
    A land situated close to the Episcopal City of Albi designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and between three grand sites of the Midi-Pyrénées: Cordes sur Ciel, Albi and Toulouse.

    A diverse countryside, a rich history, interesting natural areas, the produce and the local know-how are the major attributes of the area in terms of its identity, the way of life, and its attractiveness.

    The destination offers a selection of 18 participating winemakers, 14 places to stay, 5 touristic sites as well as a choice of 6 restaurants offering typical local cuisine with wine chosen to complement the food.  The visitors will be welcomed by the Tourist Office of Pays des Bastides & Vignoble du Gaillac or by the participating partner’s organisation.

Things to see

  • © C. Méravilles / Grand Rodez

    The museum dedicated to the work of the French painter, sculptor and engraver Pierre Soulages, presents over 500 works and documents from the artist.
  • © CRT Midi-Pyrénées / Dominique VIET

    The Canal du Midi is a must-see attraction, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major works during the reign of Louis XIV.
  • © OT Carcassonne / Paul Palau

    Discover Carcassonne, a medieval city full of character, and its two listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • © Sanctuaires ND Lourdes

    Lourdes, a world bastion of spirituality, welcomes over 5 million visitors from over 140 countries every year. With 189 hotels, Lourdes is the second biggest hotel town in France.
  • © Illustration Agence Fabre&Speller

    Welcome to the Cave of Pont d’Arc, replica of the "Chauvet Cave", in Ardèche (Rhône-Alpes).

Point of interest

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