The Albigensian Bastide Circuit

Are you familiar with the Tarn bastides, medieval fortified cities in the North-West of the Tarn department?

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  • Distance : 184 km
  • Average duration : 10 to 12 days
  • Gradient : medium


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Practical information

Guidebook: Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse (in French)


This itinerary is composed of:

  • a 10 km link between the GR®36 and the GR®46 between Les Cabannes and Cahuzac-sur-Vére. Add 1.5 km if you want to start from Cordes-sur-Ciel.

    the GR®36 between Villefranche de Rouergue and Les Cabannes, 47.5 km

  • the GR®36 between Beauregard and Villefranche de Rouergue, 27 km

  • the GR®46 between Cahuzac-sur-Vère and Beauregard, 98 km...

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Over and above the great diversity of the plains and hillsides, combining forest with mixed farming and vineyard areas, you’ll discover a heritage steeped in history.

Along the way, you’ll discover the Albigensian Bastides and fortified villages.

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