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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France

Cordes sur Ciel Holiday Rental Cottages and Chalets, France

Cordes-sur-Ciel is a stunning village in the Tarn department of the Midi-Pyrenees region in southern France. When you visit Cordes-sur-Ciel – you’ll see it long before you arrive: it lies high above the left bank of the Cérou, which flows westward through the middle of the commune. The fortified town was built in 1222 by Raimon VII, the Count of Toulouse, a Cathar heretic. After a history of unrest, Cordes was revived in the mid-20th century, by artists and other visitors who noticed the town's beauty. Albert Camus visited it in the 1950s and remarked that “In Cordes, everything is beautiful, even regret”.

In 1993 Cordes was renamed Cordes-sur-Ciel to reflect the town's site on a hill above the clouds that cover the valley below. Today, staying in a Cordes-sur-Ciel holiday rental cottage is a chance to take in an amazingly well preserved bastide with dozens of narrow streets to explore.

When you rent a holiday home in Cordes-sur-Ciel you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do and see. Points of interest include the Museum of the Art of Sugar and Chocolate. The museum contains hundreds of pieces of art made completely of sugar. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art which also houses an embroidery exhibition;  the Charles-Portal Art and History museum which focuses on the history of Cordes through the ages; Historma, with its 80+ wax models depicting life for the middle classes in the middle-ages; The Jardin des Paradis is a contemporary garden which is well worth a visit too.

When you stay in self catering accommodation in Cordes-sur-Ciel there are numerous festivals held throughout the season some of which literally take over the town.  The Medieval Festival of the Grand Fauconnier encourages visitors to join in the fun by dressing in medieval costume. There’s also street theatre, demonstrations of medieval crafts and also the chance to see local birds of prey.  For music lovers the Classical Music Festival is a must, with concerts held throughout the town in wonderful settings. 

Travelling to your Holiday rental cottage in Cordes-sur-Ciel, France; 25 km north-west of Albi, by the D600. It’s a days drive from France’s northern ports – allow at least ten hours.  Nearest airports are Toulouse and Rodez airports - both just over one hour away. Toulouse welcomes flights from British airways, easyJet, Jet2, bmi baby, bmi, Flybe and Air France. Rodez has regular Ryanair flights arriving. There is a railway station, Cordes-Vindrac, 6km away, with direct trains from Toulouse or Gaillac.

Cordes-sur-Ciel enjoys a climate that is much like the majority of the south of France which is mild with short winters, longer summers and no real temperature extremes.

 

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Self catering 3 bedroom Architect designed Villa set in the Foothills of the Cevennes - Villa Mimosa

Self catering 3 bedroom Architect designed Villa set in the Foothills of the Cevennes - Villa Mimosa

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

6 sleeps

3 bedroom Architect designed villa in old mature terraced and shaded gardens with panoramic views set in the foothills

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Fantastic Holiday Home in Poudenas, Near Fources - Chateau de Poudenas

Fantastic Holiday Home in Poudenas, Near Fources - Chateau de Poudenas

Weekly Rental: GBP 11000 to GBP 11000

14 sleeps

To be able to stay in any part of Chateau de Poudenas is a privilege, a great pleasure and an opportunity step back into

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Beautiful Farm House in Gers, 20 Minutes to Mirande and Marciac - Hourtiquet

Beautiful Farm House in Gers, 20 Minutes to Mirande and Marciac - Hourtiquet

Weekly Rental: GBP 4000 to GBP 4000

9 sleeps

Hourtiquet was built in 1776 on the older foundations of a ‘fortified farmhouse’ – a place to provide shelter for

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Historic Beautiful House in Gers, Walking Distance to Jegun - Chateau Pelat

Historic Beautiful House in Gers, Walking Distance to Jegun - Chateau Pelat

Weekly Rental: GBP 6000 to GBP 6000

14 sleeps

Chateau Pélat is one of the most fascinating properties we represent – historic, romantic, comfortable and civilised

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Elegant C18 Single-Storey Chateau Close to Eauze and Saint Amand - Chateau Saint Amand

Elegant C18 Single-Storey Chateau Close to Eauze and Saint Amand - Chateau Saint Amand

Weekly Rental: GBP 6000 to GBP 6000

16 sleeps

Chateau St Amand is a very elegant C18 single-storey chateau which feels more like a fine Roman Villa than a medieval

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SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles  ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

From August 7th until August 30th 2019: 10% off is offered on any booking ( minimum 4 nights) Fr om August 31st until

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Peak season reduction

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High Season Offer

A £100 per week price reduction for this edge-of-village house with garden, pool and roof terrace, which sleeps up to

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Autumn Season Offer

A £50 per week price reduction for this edge-of-village house with garden, pool and roof terrace, which sleeps up to 10

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Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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