It has been announced that the gorgeous medieval town of Cordes-Sur-Ciel is the 2014 winner of the Most Beautiful Village in France award.
And so here is some helpful village and regional information about the village Cordes-Sur-Ciel below and its surrounding region and beautiful sights. All courtesy of our Australian homeowners of La Maison Osieaux...our cosy quaint cottage available for holiday bookings in this very village - Cordes!!
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Cordes-sur-Ciel, located 75km north east of Toulouse, is one of the gems of the region, its unique 13th and 14th century Gothic houses are reminiscent of Renaissance Tuscany, and the cobbled streets, large Halle (open air marketplace) and stone buildings are evocative of an earlier era.
- Albi: At the heartland of the Albigeois with its magnificent brick cathedral and Museum of Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi is a now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Ambialet on the Tarn: "No other isthmus in France is as beautiful" according to Elisee Reclus in 1880.
- Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey: is a former Cistercian monastery
- Bruniquel: with its interesting chateau, lovely village, reached via a beautiful drive through the gorge.
- Cahors for its 14th century fortified Valentré bridge and the spectacular Lot Gorges
- Castres has a Spanish art museum including some Goya and Velasquez, in the Hotel de Ville
- Carcassonne, restored walled city famed for its turrets and narrow windy streets
- Laguiole is famous for its elegant knives with their distinctive bone, horn or wooden handles
- Najac has an ancient fortified tower with wonderful views across the forested countryside.
- St Antonin-Noble-Val is remarkable for its Tuscan style medieval buildings, and a lively weekly market.
- Toulouse, a great city on the Garonne, is an ancient university town, also centre of the French aerospace industry.