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baloothebear
23-02-2011, 06:11
Has anyone visited the Tarn? If so, any particular places that one should visit?

grath
23-02-2011, 06:46
The Tarn is similar to the Dordogne but not as commercial and a little quieter.
A very nice and central area and it's all nice:cool:
The main area is the Tarn George and a BIG TIP is go up from west to east. otherwise you will have the overhanging rocks and cliff faces on your side of the road which will take a lot of your attention while driving and spoil your enjoyment of the area. Unfortunately, we went down.
Also try the Lot and Vezerie and the Isla

Dezi
23-02-2011, 06:57
Has anyone visited the Tarn? If so, any particular places that one should visit?


Hi, The Tarn covers a large area. We have visitited several times.

This year -April / May we will be will be returning to the Loire valley via the Tarn & stopping over in the little town of St Antonin noble val ( oldest town hall in France) for a few days. Free site by the river with water & dumping. The Largest town is Albi with an Aire next to the cathedral. Also an excellent museum dedicated to the Impressionist painter Too Loose Lautrec. Its great countryside for just meandering along in. ( At my age I can meander for Britain)

About the Tarn region South West France (http://www.tarnresidences.com/the-tarn-region.html)

Dezi

grath
23-02-2011, 07:13
Agree St Antonin Nobel de Val is a lovely spot with cheapish restaurants offering good food. Free internet at the tourist office.
here is the aire
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/tramperbucket/IMG_1211.jpg
To be honest all of the rivers down in central to southern France are very nice to trundle down alongside and don't forget the canals Lateral and Midi, some nice locations.

John H
23-02-2011, 07:36
I agree with all the above and add that canoeing down the Tarn is a superb experience. You can stop at the nice little Aire at Ispanac in the east and also in Millau (beneath the amazing bridge) in the west but wild camping along the narrow picturesque gorge is difficult because of lack of space and banning notices. Get details of the aires from CAMPINGCAR-INFOS (http://www.campingcar-infos.com) . Happy travels

John H
23-02-2011, 07:40
the Impressionist painter Too Loose Lautrec.

Dezi

If he was that loose, perhaps he needed a good screw?

Dezi
23-02-2011, 08:34
If he was that loose, perhaps he needed a good screw?


I think he had no problems in that area, hence the nickname le Poules gave him.

"Teapot" Think about it !

Dezi

Dezi
23-02-2011, 09:45
Hi, Just dug these out.

Dezi

Overnight spot at the millau viaduct

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Dezyjean/Millau.jpg

Albi cathedral - its very BIG !

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz107/Dezyjean/Albi.jpg


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