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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Lisle-sur-Tarn

Lisle-sur-Tarn, with its streets cut at right angles, is a typical Occitanie bastide town. It was founded in 1229. Built on the banks of the River Tarn, it became an island when a moat was dug out all around for protection. Hence its name.

Halfway between Albi and Gaillac, the town is remarkable for its very large covered square, adorned with a fountain and old brick and wood houses, some of which are linked to their outbuildings by “pountets” (small covered bridges) that span the narrow streets.


In Lisle-sur-Tarn, you'll enjoy: 

  • Strolling through the stalls of the Sunday morning market on Place Paul Saissac in the town centre.
  • Having a drink or a bite to eat in the welcoming shade of the covered market square.
  • Fishing in Bellevue Lake. There is a pontoon on the banks of the lake for people with reduced mobility.
  • Cycling to the Gaillac wine estates and getting your “Pass Vigneron” for privileged access to winegrowers.

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