La Cazette


Surroundings

Around La Cazette

Much to visit

There is also plenty to see outside the Vallée du Tarn, such as the Gorges du Tarn, Gorges de la Jonte and Gorges de la Dourbie, the Templar villages on the Causse de Larzac, the large reservoirs on the Lévezou, the Viaduct of Millau , the Caves of Roquefort and the city of Albi with its very special cathedral and museum of Toulouse-Lautrec.

The Gorges de Raspes du Tarn

To the south of the Massif Central are the Cevennes. This is where the river Tarn rises. Between the cities of Millau and Albi the river Tarn has formed a beautiful valley with a varied landscape. The Valley of the Tarn lies in the department of Aveyron and in the « Parc Naturel Regional des Grands Causses ». It's between St. Rome du Tarn and Brousse le Chateau thal you'll find La Cazette. This part of the Tarn Valley is called the Gorges des Raspes du Tarn. It is sparssely inhabited and not a touristic region, therefore it is an oasis for people who wish to enjoy quietness and simplicity.

Villages and castles

In the vacinity of our camp site La Cazette there are beautiful villages and several mediaeval castles.. Brousse le Chateau is only 7 kilometers from the camping site and is “Un des plus beaux villages de France” (one of the most beautiful villages of France). Also with castles to visit there are the villages of St. Izaire and Coupiac.

Albi

Albi is a beautiful city with its historical centre and cathedral. The cathedral is the largest brick built building in the world and the interior is unique and elaborately painted. Next to the cathedral is the museum of the famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec.

Millau and surroundings

Millau is now well known for its magnificent viaduct. There is a tourist information centre at the foot of the viaduct in which you can find out how the bridge was constructed. Millau is also well known for the three gorges which starts here: the Gorges du tarn, the Gorges de la Jonte (with his vultures) and the Gorges de la Dourbie.

Templar villages and Roquefort

On the Causse de Larzac there are several mediaeval fortified villages which were founded by the religious military order of the Templars. From the 12 th century they came to the Larzac and left us with charming villages; La Couvertoirade, St. Eulalie de Cernon, St. Jean d'Alcaz and La Cavalerie.

Enjoy the French way of living

Not far from our camp site at La Cazette is the town of St. Affrique (28 km). Once a week there is a local market with many “produits du terroir”, quality products made by local people. During the summer every Saturday morning there is a large “vide-grenier”, a fleamarket. After wandering around the market it's nice to sit down outside a café and watch French life go by.

A few of the many unavoidables around La Cazette

Open 13/6 - 1/9, Gite 14/3 - 1/11
Small campsite
At the river
Ideal for children