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Vignobles & Découvertes: Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac

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    The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality services and visits catering to wine tourism. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, leisure activities, cellar tours, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events and more.

    Two destinations in South West France have been awarded the label: Cahors Malbec and Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac.

    Destination: Pays des Bastides and Vignoble du Gaillac

    Between the hills and the valley of the Tarn, the land of medieval walled villages and Gaillac vineyards (Pays des Bastides & Vignoble du Gaillac), offers visitors the beauty and richness of towns with a prestigious past, walled villages from the Middle Ages, some perched high on the hillsides and vineyards one thousand years old.

    With family or with friends, the Pays des Bastides & Vignoble de Gaillac tempts you to discover a mosaic of different sceneries, things to do, festivities and authentic tastes to savour.  A remarkable architecture where red brick and stonework are the heritage of a rich and lively past reflecting the passionate history of Occitania.

    Medieval villages, castles and abbeys, museums, are all witnesses to the history of the land “d’Oc” (south-west France) throughout the centuries.  Occitania full of history is an invitation to the sweet life.
    A land situated close to the Episcopal City of Albi designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and between three grand sites of the Midi-Pyrénées: Cordes sur Ciel, Albi and Toulouse.

    A diverse countryside, a rich history, interesting natural areas, the produce and the local know-how are the major attributes of the area in terms of its identity, the way of life, and its attractiveness.

    The destination offers a selection of 18 participating winemakers, 14 places to stay, 5 touristic sites as well as a choice of 6 restaurants offering typical local cuisine with wine chosen to complement the food.  The visitors will be welcomed by the Tourist Office of Pays des Bastides & Vignoble du Gaillac or by the participating partner’s organisation.

Things to see

Point of interest

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    Ranking among the highlights of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the world, Albi, the episcopal city and the town of its county are waiting for you.
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    They abbey forms an excellent example of Cistercian architecture. Since 1970, the Abbey of Beaulieu-en-Rouergue has housed the Contemporary Art Centre with a fine collection and temporary exhibitions.
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    Castres is a city with a rich historical and cultural heritage, offering many facets of Occitan life to discover.
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    Visit Toulouse! Ideally located at the heart of South western France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the pink city – cosmopolitan and eager – is a joyful combination of heritage and “art de vivre”, major cultural events and the pleasures of the festival.
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    The Capitole de Toulouse is so full of beauty, you won't be able to resist the romance of the season.
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    Aeroscopia is THE reference for aviation museums of the world, featuring legendary planes such as the Airbus A300B, two of the 20 ever built Concorde airliners, the Super Guppy, or even the Caravelle.
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