Activities around

The restaurants of the region partners Blue Winds

After a good meal in a gatronomic restaurant, in the surroundings, come and rest in our charming guest house.
Compose your stay according to your desires: many ideas for leisure activities, sports, cultural or tourist are possible in the Tarn.

                                                                                                          Gastronomy and local specialties
Many restaurants near Les Vents Bleus: Cordes sur Ciel, Cestayrols, Gaillac, Albi.
Including two Michelin-starred restaurants in the 2009 Michelin Guide:
Salettes Castle (Pascal Auger) – Salettes, Cahuzac sur Vère: 1 star in the 2009 Michelin Guide
The Flavors of Saint-Avit (Simon Scott) – Route of Dourgne, Saint-Avit: 1 star in the 2009 Michelin Guide
At Fil des Saisons in Gaillac – Traditional and local cuisine – Aperitif offered to customers of Les Vents Bleus
Lou Cantoun in Cestayrols – Gourmet cuisine – Lovely setting
Epicurean in Albi – Fine cuisine.

Many farms with sale of farm products.

Markets Cordes sur Ciel (Saturday morning), Castelnau Montmiral (Tuesday morning), Saint Antonin Noble-Val (Sunday morning – A must see).

The wine route of Gaillac.

Nearby, numerous wineries and vineyards (visits and tastings).

In Donnazac: The Mas d’Aurel.
In Souel (3 kms): Château Montels, Domaine La Chanade.
In Villeneuve sur Vère (8 kms) Distillery Cazottes.
Other farms nearby: Château Larroze, Domaine Plageoles, Château de Mayragues (organic wines).

                                                                                                                   Sports and leisure activities

Walks: many circuits of walks (on foot or by bike) in the Tarn countryside around Cordes sur Ciel and in Grésigne forest

(see IGN map No. 2241 O).

Accrobranches – Domaine du Garissou, 81170 Les Cabannes (just after Cordes sur Ciel).

Bellevue animal farm – –

Canoeing kayak in the gorges of Aveyron from St Antonin Noble Val.

Canyoning caving: Horizon caving Canyon in Penne.

Horse riding: Equestrian farm of Grésigne in Saint Beauzile.

Leisure Park: Cape discovery at Le Garric.

Water Park: Leisure Garissou at Cordes-sur-Ciel / Les Cabannes.

Fishing: Private lake of Gaul Cordaise in Souel.

Tennis: courts at Cordes sur Ciel and Cahuzac-sur-Vère.

For golf lovers:

Albi Lasbordes Golf (18 holes, Par 72, Distance 6157, Established 1989)
Florentin Gaillac Golf Course (18 holes, Par 71, Distance 6039)
Fiac Golf Course in Albi.

                                                                                                                                 Cultural activities

Close to the Blue Winds in Donnazac Cordes sur Ciel, many cultural sites to visit:

Circuit bastides: Cordes-sur-Ciel, Castelnau de Montmiral, Bruniquel, Larroque, Penne, Puycelsi, Vaour, Milhars.

Albi: old town, Cathedral Sainte Cécile, Museums Toulouse-Lautrec, Museum Perugia.

Gaillac, old town, abbey and Saint Michel church.

Monestiès, old town, Chapel.

Other curiosities: Castle of Mauriac, Castle of Cayla, Gorges of Aveyron, Saint Antonin Noble-Val.

A little further: Castres (Goya Museum), Montauban (Ingres Museum), Abbey of Moissac, Cahors, Toulouse …

Discover the forest of Grésine and evening “listening to the slab of the deer”: a unique and magical moment.

Many roads are also to discover:

The Bastides Albigeoises road.
The historic pastel road in the country of Cocagne.
The dovecote road in the Tarn.
The roads of mystical fountains in the Tarn.