Carmaux Travel guide
Carmaux : Michelin's recommendations
10km long and 1 to 3m wide: this was the Carmaux coal field worked from the 13C to the end of the 20C. Seven centuries of relentless labour which shaped the fate of Men and Nature. An ungrateful landscape, a tragic history and a visit to the land of Jaurès that would not be complete without a detour to Blaye-les-Mines with its impressive «discovery» [Blaye-les-Mines#St Mary Discovery] and Cagnac-les-Mines [Cagnac-les-Mines Cagnac Mine Museum] presenting the life of pitface miners.
Tourist attractions Carmaux : Things to see and do
place Jean-Jaurès F - 81400 Carmaux
A native of Castres, Jean Jaurès (1859-1914) took the side of the workers in the struggle pitting them against the Carmaux mine owners, and was elected deputy for the district in 1892. The statue shows the Socialist orator surrounded by figures rep..
Avenue Jean-Jaurès F - 81400 Carmaux
The Château de la Verrerie, destroyed in a fire in 1895, was built by the Solages family who owned the Carmaux mines from 1752 to 1946 when they were nationalised. A building known as the ‘‘Orangerie’’, the first glass bottle works in Carmaux, now ho..
1 RUE VOLTAIRE F - 81400 Carmaux
Located in the centre of Carmaux, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access and air-conditioned guest rooms. Guests are invited to relax on the terrace or in the on-site bar. Each soundproofed guest room at Hotel Le Gambetta is equipped with a fl..