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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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Beautiful Riverfront Mansion in Port Sainte Foy, Dordogne

Beautiful Riverfront Mansion in Port Sainte Foy, Dordogne

Weekly Rental: EUR 1,500 to EUR 2,000

10 sleeps

Beautiful Riverfront 1800's Mansion. Historic Home in Port Sainte Foy. Overlooking picturesque views of the Dordogne

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Beautiful Seaside Sainte-Maxime Village House

Beautiful Seaside Sainte-Maxime Village House

Weekly Rental: EUR 250 EUR per night to EUR

5 sleeps

Our historic village house offers families and friends an authentic French seaside experience in the heart of beloved

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Lovely Cottage with Large Shared Pool in Le Champ-Saint-Père, Vendee - Maison Botineau

Lovely Cottage with Large Shared Pool in Le Champ-Saint-Père, Vendee - Maison Botineau

Weekly Rental: EUR 350 to EUR 950

5 sleeps

Maison Botineau is in the hamlet of La Saivrie, a small community of 25 houses .The cottage was originally built to

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Large Converted Barn with Private Pool in the Hamlet of Les Rivieres, Vendee - La Grange

Large Converted Barn with Private Pool in the Hamlet of Les Rivieres, Vendee - La Grange

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 2200

10 sleeps

La Grange is situated in the hamlet of Les Rivieres. The old stone built Vendeenne barn has been transformed into a

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Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 895

6 sleeps

3 bedroom spacious and romantic house with south facing roof terrace in the South of France. La Redorte is situated

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Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

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