Puylaurens, France

Self Catering Puylaurens Holiday Cottages and Gites to rent

Puylaurens is a pretty little commune in the Tarn department of the Midi-Pyrenees region in southern France.  When you stay in a Puylaurens Holiday Home you’ll note it’s a medieval market town; the town is actually on three levels where you will find numerous boulangeries and patisseries, cafés and three small supermarkets. As a result, Puylaurens enjoys stunning views of both the Pyrenees and the Montagne Noir. A bypass around the village also means it has retained its rural tranquility.

When you rent a holiday cottage in Puylaurens you’re staying in the heart of gastronomic and agricultural France. This is the land of stunning sunflower fields in the summer, vineyards blossoming through the spring and the chance to enjoy local produce at all times of the year. Even today Puylaurens farming history is marked by the specifically designed country roads; inherited form the days when horse traders and breeders flocked to the town’s market. For 700 years the main square attracted farmers from all over the south to Puylaurens.

Today popular places to visit while you stay in self-catering accommodation in Puylaurens include the wine centre Gaillac and the village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Both cultural towns are just 20 kilometres away. The department capital – and UNESCO World Heritage Site – Albi is just 40 kilometres away also. Other places to visit include Revel at 13 km and Castres at 20 km.

Le Musee Art du Chocolat is just 22 miles away in Lisle sur Tarn.  Domaine Sarrabelle Vineyard is 24 miles away. Legend has it that the source of Sarrabelle, which springs out near the medieval Montaigut castle, was the place of "rendez-vous" with the beautiful Yolande. Canto Perlic Vineyard, at 25.3 miles is a superbly positioned vineyard in the heart of South West France just 6km from Gaillac the wine capital of the region – there’s plenty to see and do when you stay in Puylaurens.

Like much of southwestern France, the summers tend to be warmer and the winters milder. Substantial summer rainfall prevents its climate from being classified as Mediterranean.

Nearby Albi is served by two train stations on the line from Toulouse to Rodez: Gare d'Albi-Ville and Gare d'Albi-Madeleine. The A68 motorway connects Albi with Toulouse. Puylaurens is 588 km from Paris and 820 km from the port at Calais - to reach Puylaurens by France’s northern ferry terminals – allow a full day’s drive. Puylaurens is served by Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Scheduled, charter and low-cost airlines all frequent this airport.