Your vacations near Castres
Castres, a stop on the road to Santiago de Compostela
Listed among the High Places of the Tarn, Castres, birthplace of Jean Jaurès, is a strong city with an exceptional architectural heritage. The little Venice of the Tarn. The city of Castres is crossed by the Agout River from north to south, which gives it a little Venice look.
Castres in the Tarn, a town that since the Middle Ages has developed around the Agout River. Its colored riverfront houses were once the homes of textile professionals and their workshops. The workshops were located at the water level, above them were the apartments and above them again were the drying floors for the hides. The fabric work was known and recognized here in the 19th century.
Jean Jaurès was born in Castres in 1859 and spent his childhood there. Every year in March, Castres lives to the rhythm of the Venetian carnival.
To discover the city on the water side, don't miss a walk on the "coche d'eau", which will allow you to discover the beauties of this unmissable city of the Tarn.
It is a gourmet city where a local tradition endures, an all-white candy, the nougatine castraise that makes the reputation of the city of Castres.
You will pass by the bishopric gardens, true French gardens made in the pure tradition of the 17th century. Then, you will arrive at the Church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Platé, the oldest church in the city.
Artistic, the city is home to the Goya Museum, a museum of Hispanic art gathering a important collection of the masters of Spanish painting and giving a comprehensive view of this art, from the 16th century to the present day.
End the visit with thecampanologists of the city. An art of bell ringing, which has become rather rare in our regions. But Castres is also a strong class="bold color1">rugby city; a mythical club, the Castres Olympique, a major competitor in the Top 14. For more than 100 years, the blue and white have been committed to conveying the strong values of this sport: authenticity, mutual aid, strength, courage, team spirit.
So for its gastronomy, its history and its sportsmen, do not hesitate to offer you a stay, a sweet escapade in the heart of Castres.
Top 5 things to see in Castres
- The Jean Jaurès Museum: in this museum are exposed panels, films, press clippings, photographs, personal objects tracing the life of the child of the country.
- The Goya Museum located in the former episcopal palace, it houses the largest French collection of Hispanic art after the Louvre Museum: Picasso, Murillo, Velasquez and of course Goya.
- The Jardin de l'Evêché: designed by André Le Nôtre, this French garden with a view of the magnificent facade of the theater, is classified as a Historic Monument and remarkable garden; it offers visitors a very pleasant place to walk.
- The parc de la Gourjade: a 56-hectare park in a green setting dedicated to relaxation, leisure and outdoor activities. It is home to numerous playgrounds and a mini-farm that will delight children. You can have a picnic, play golf.
Discover also, the CERAC, archaeological center of Castres.
- The Bateau-promenade: embark on the water coach "Le Miredames" for an original and peaceful visit of Castres, along the water. From the city center to the park of Gourjade by sailing on the Agout, in the middle of its colorful houses.
Campsite near Castres
The campsite near Castres, Le Pessac, welcomes you in a dream domain for your vacations with your relatives. It invites you to come and relax and refresh yourself in its swimming pool.
The Campsite Le Pessac is above all a family facility, whose paddling pool will delight children who will be able to splash around safely right next to their parents. After a few laps, settle down in the solarium area at the edge of the pool and enjoy the sunbathing areas along the pool, to experience laziness and la dolce vita ...
Open from the beginning of March to the end of December, the campsite near Castres, Le Pessac welcomes you in all seasons. For a stay tailored to your expectations, you have the choice between different types of comfortable accommodations: gite, mobile homes, bungalows, Safari lodge tents that can accommodate up to 8 people or the option of nature campsite by setting up your tent, caravan or motor home on one of our very many wooded areas. Nature campsite or great comfort, everything is possible at the Pessac campsite!
Concerned about the well-being of all family members, the campsite near Castres Le Pessac offers a wide range of leisure, sports and relaxation activities for all ages and expectations. We will be happy to answer all your requests! Many activities are available in the campsite. Among those accessible all year round, find our playground with slide, spring games, climbing wall and net, tree house, ping-pong table, petanque field for games in the sun, a library, free access to the municipal tennis court. During the summer period (July and August), animations are proposed for the happiness of young and old.
Le Pessac campsite is open from the beginning of March to the end of December. Looking for a romantic getaway? An extended weekend? A stay outside the tourist season to discover the beauties of the region?
The campsite le Pessac welcomes you without any restrictions. Concerned about your well-being and comfort, our welcoming and available staff will do everything possible to meet your requests in order to satisfy you as best as possible and to offer you an idyllic stay. Take the opportunity to discover the treasures of the region, explore the natural parks, towns, villages and medieval bastides around.