Unmissable tourist sites
Castres Travel guide
Castres : Michelin's recommendations
There is plenty to do in Castres. There is the Goya museum, which is a «must», there are the horse-drawn barges to see this town of tanners and weavers by, and there is the Black Mountain within easy reach, which offers many potential excursions. It is a nice place to live... where the pace of life is at Spanish tempo.
Tourist attractions Castres : Things to see and do
Place Jean-Jaurès F - 81100 Castres
The Place Jean Jaurès is a fine classical ensemble with sandstone façades. The statue of native son Jean Jaurès by sculptor Gaston Puech dominates the square, where a colourful market is held three times a week.
Quai des Jacobins F - 81100 Castres
The Quai des Jacobins affords the nicest view of the brightly coloured façades of the former tanners’ and weavers’ dwellings that give onto the Agout river. For a closer view, you could take a ride on a tow-boat.
12 Rue Frédéric-Thomas F - 81100 Castres
The three façades with mullioned windows connected by two corner towers and, naturally, stone and brick, are a fine example of 17C civil architecture from Toulouse.
201, av. Charles de Gaulle. F - 81100 CASTRES
Occitan is: Rooms in a green setting, with air conditioning, a mini-bar, bathroom or shower, hairdryer, flat screen televisions, WIFI internet access, 2 car parks and closed garage, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi. A restaurant with gourm..
10 Quai Tourcaudiere F - 81100 Castres
Prix Prices from : 46 €
Hôtel Rivière is located on the banks of the Agout River in the centre of Castres, just 200 metres from the cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi access and rooms with a flat-screen TV. The rooms at Hôtel Rivière have all been individually decorated and i..
5 Rue Victor Hugo F - 81100 Castres
Prix Prices from : 39 €
Hotel Europe is located in the historic heart of Castres and 67 km from Carcassonne. This 17th-century townhouse has a mix of Baroque, Italian and Spanish architecture, and free Wi-Fi access. Each spacious and air-conditioned guest room is uniquely ..
6 pl. Pélisson F - 81100 Castres
A neo-bistro dedicated to wine, just opposite the Musée Jean-Jaurès. It has a decor of wine crates and bottles. The menu features market-based dishes accompanied by good wines. These are based on themes like: dry wines, Gaillac wines and so on.
5 r. Ste-Foy F - 81100 Castres
It was in 2009 that this British chef set up shop in this minimalist and contemporary restaurant. His cooking is the epitome of finesse and impeccably crafted. It is constantly evolving under the single set menu format. He lets the ingredients do the..
201 av. Ch. de Gaulle F - 81100 Castres
24 pl. du 8-Mai-1945 F - 81100 Castres
A traditional restaurant in the town centre serving timeless, traditional dishes in generous portions. The interior is a vaulted room with exposed brickwork and a very classic style.
11 r. de la Libération F - 81100 Castres
There is no lengthy menu in this pretty, refined bistro, but rather a single menu devised according to the chef's mood and the ingredients he has sourced. His tasty cooking uses both local and exotic flavours and goes down a treat with well-selected ..
1 r. Malpas F - 81100 Castres
A restaurant in the old town, where light wood and frosted glass dominate the decor. A discreet and refined setting in which to taste unpretentious, traditional cooking.