Radiate around Albi, travel through the Tarn Ségala and discover the mining past of the Carmaux basin. Push the discovery towards Monestiés, medieval nugget. Enjoy your Albigensian stroll!


I invite you to discover a calm and preserved area: Le Ségala Tarnais!

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As a family to soak up the local atmosphere, direction Monesties. Small village of character, classified as the most beautiful villages in France, nestled in the hollow of the Cérou river, it is a medieval pearl that awaits you! In addition, for children game booklets allow you to discover the village and all its well-kept secrets! This medieval village is classified as "the most beautiful village in France", to discover: Sacred art and contemporary art in the heart of a thousand-year-old city.

The Monestiés statuary ensemble


Then the road to Carmaux at the heart of local history and its key character: Jean Jaurès! Stroll through the city center immersed in the industrial past of this mining town.

A word of advice: the ideal visit is on Friday morning with the market spread over all the squares of the city, a friendly moment rich in local specialties.

Mine Museum

To continue the road in the spirit of memory, obligatory stop at Mine Museum ! A moment of discovery, sharing and an unforgettable visit for young and old alike. Immersion in the heart of the galleries, tunnels, changing rooms and construction site of the time as if we were there!

In 2022, the departmental Museum-mine is closed for works but it offers you, “outside the walls”, many activities: temporary exhibitions, shows, conferences, workshops...

Cap 'Discovery

In order to let off steam after the cultural visits, Cape Discovery is the obligatory passage of this journey. A multitude of à la carte activities to share moments of pleasure and relaxation. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, ski lift, paintball, paddle, various and varied sports fields! What a great way to work out or relax in the heart of Ségala Tarnais!

This getaway suggestion is brought to you by Michael, destination expert Albi Tourist Office
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