Activities to discover

A charming weekend in the Tarn: luxury, calm and pleasure

Your stay at Les Vents Bleus will be according to your wishes and desires: exotic, relaxing or active and sporting, cultural, gastronomic…

Around Les Vents Bleus and Donnazac Cordes sur Ciel, many ideas for leisure, sporting, cultural or tourist activities are possible in the Tarn department. Create your stay as you wish!

We offer to reserve your massage session to enjoy a moment of relaxation and well-being.

We can also offer you an overview of the region in a small tourist plane capable of carrying 4 passengers, pilot included.

Restaurants in the Vents Bleus partner region

After a good meal in a gourmet restaurant in the surrounding area, come and relax in our charming guest house.

There are many gastronomic restaurants near Vents Bleus: in Cordes sur Ciel, Cestayrols, Gaillac, Albi… Here is our small selection of partners. Of particular note, two 2009 Michelin-starred restaurants:

  • Château de Salettes (Pascal Auger) – Place called Salettes, Cahuzac sur Vère : 1 star in the 2009 Michelin Guide
  • Les Saveurs de Saint-Avit (Simon Scott) – Route de Dourgne, Saint-Avit: 1 star in the Michelin Guide 2009
  • Au Fil des Saisons in Gaillac – Traditional and local cuisine – Aperitif offered to Vents Bleus customers
  • Lou Cantoun in Cestayrols – Gourmet cuisine – Charming setting
  • The epicurean in Albi – Refined cuisine.

Lovers of good food will find numerous farms selling farm products: Lautrec garlic, saffron, Lacaune charcuterie directly from the producer are second to none, not to mention of the Gaillac wine route! Nearby, you will indeed find numerous cellars and wine farms (visits and tastings).

The traditional markets of Cordes sur Ciel (Saturday morning), Castelnau de Montmiral (Tuesday morning), or of Saint Antonin Noble-Val(Sunday morning – A must see! ) are authentic places where you will find quality products at reasonable prices.

Les Vents Bleux advise you:

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

Sports and leisure activities


Walks: numerous walking or cycling routes in the Tarn countryside all around Cordes sur Ciel and in the Grésigne forest (see IGN map n°2241 O).

Hiking in the Tarn: Ideas for hiking tours 81 – Tarn< /em> free with IGN map at 1:25000, precise description and photos.

AccrobranchesDomaine du Garissou, 81170 Les Cabannes ( just after Cordes sur Ciel).

Animal farm of Bellevue – –

Canoe kayak: Jump aboard ‘a canoe-kayak in the Aveyron gorges from St Antonin Noble Val.

Aquatic activities: Reviving activities, full of freshness and thrills.

Horse riding: La Grésigne equestrian farm in Saint Beauzile.

Leisure park: Cap Découverte in Le Garric.

Adventure park: Each person at his own pace. “Pitchouns”, teenagers, or adults, change space!.

Fishing: Private lake of Gaule Cordaise in Souel.

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

For golf enthusiasts:

  • Golf d’Albi Lasbordes (18 holes, Par 72, Distance 6157, Creation 1989)
  • Florentin Gaillac Golf (18 holes, Par 71, Distance 6039)
  • Fiac Golf in Albi.

Cultural activities

Near the Vents Bleus in Donnazac Cordes sur Ciel, many cultural sites to visit: Circuit des bastides: Cordes-sur- Sky, Castelnau de Montmiral, Bruniquel, Larroque, Penne, Puycelsi, Vaour, Milhars.

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

Gaillac, old town, abbey and Saint Michel church.

Monestiès, old town, Chapel.

Other curiosities: Château de Mauriac, Château du Cayla, Gorges de l’Aveyron, Saint Antonin Noble-Val.

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

Discovery of the Grésine forest and “listening to the stag bellow” evening: a unique and magical moment.

Many routes are also to be discovered:

  • The Albigensian Bastides route.
  • The historic pastel route in the land of Cocagne.
  • The dovecote route in the Tarn.
  • The routes of the mystical fountains in the Tarn.