Office de tourisme

The village

The village, one of the most beautiful in France !

Shaped like the shell of a snail, the construction of the village started in the 10th century around the church of St Peter, a small romanesque building transformed in 1550 into a group of buildings in the Southern French Gothic style. With its mediaeval architecture and picturesque lanes and the thread of history through tje centuries, Monestiés offers the curious visitor a peaceful and interesting stop. In fact after discovering the village, the banks of the Cerou river welcome you for a tranquil stroll along the riverbank.

Note : a botanical footpath extends the length of the riverbank where you will discover the local flora.
In the village : Services and commerces.

Educational services and guided visits : contact +33(0)5 63 76 19 17


Parcours botanique église St Pierre Le Cérou Porte de Candèze Village - photo CDT La Porte de Candèze - photo CDT


In 2017 : Temporary photo exhibition along the streets "The miners holidays"

From the 1st april to the 27th october 2017

Strolling through the alleys, you will discover this photo exhibition featuring the summer memories of the miners and their family, which reminds the mining past of the area.



In the surrounding area :
The village of Lagarde-Viaur is worth a detour. This ancient fortress used to guard the valley of the Viaur during the conflicts of the cathar age in the 13th century. Signs of its defensive role still exist.

Lagarde-Viaur

Set off for a heritage tour of the village

Note: A tour of the Tarn Valley and the Ségala by car will take you through 160 Km of sites which cannot be ignored. Indicated routes are available in all the tourist offices in the Tarn.



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Place de la Mairie - 81640 Monestiés
Un village ecclésial, 1 000 ans d’histoire, un héritage des évêques d’Albi, 2 musées uniques... Téléphone : (+33)05.63.76.19.17
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