Visiting Cordes sur Ciel

Even if you only have half a day to spend here, you will find a visit to Cordes sur Ciel a rewarding experience and well worth including in any tour of the region. The town is a magnet for visitors as it has a fascinating history and its Gothic architecture is renowned. Contemporary arts are an important feature of the life of the town today, where there is a museum dedicated to modern art, and there are frequent exhibitions where paintings, sculpture, jewellery and other crafts are on display.

If you are spending a week or two on holiday in Cordes sur Ciel, you will find there is something to suit everyone in your party. The surrounding region offers a wealth of sports and leisure activities as well as truly outstanding sites of historic and cultural interest, all within a short journey time. Whether you wish to release pent-up energy or simply to relax and drink in the atmosphere you will find the local people welcoming and full of suggestions for your entertainment.

Southwestern France is famed for its food and wine: there are regional speciality foods that must be tried at least once while you are here and many markets where you can buy fresh produce brought straight from the farm, as well as vineyards offering tours of the estate and the chance to taste and buy their wines. Organic produce is strongly represented in shops and restaurants everywhere and there are some markets that only offer organic goods.

The Mediterranean-style climate of this area lends itself to outdoor living for much of the year and visitors often return time and time again, sometimes going on to buy a property as a holiday or permanent home. You will never be short of something to do when you visit Cordes sur Ciel, as there is so much to explore and enjoy here every day.

For details of market days and forthcoming events, please see our events list.


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