Culture & Tourism

The Jardin des Martels

The jardin des martels is a floral garden of 35000m2 at, located about 20 km of the house of Emilia (in Giroussens). This park is ranked among the most beautiful in France, there are gardens of all types, a greenhouse of exotic, and aquatic, and a mini-farm. The home of more than 2500 varieties of plants. You can there is also access via a steam train from the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The museum of the Pastel

The castle of Magrin (classified historical monument) located in proximity to of the house of Emilia is home to the only museum of Pastel in France, the name of this plant legendary that gave the blue leaves in the whole of Europe, to the Renaissance.

The economic boom, caused by the massive export of pastel blue has forged the legend the “land of Plenty”. Magrin, a remarkable monument of the Eleventh, Sixteenth, and Eighteenth centuries dominates, 330 m altitude, throughout the Lauragais and albigeois.

Albi-a UNESCO world heritage site

Albi, the episcopal City ranks among the high places of the cultural Heritage of Humanity through the world. Since 2010, the world Heritage Committee UNESCO recognized the site’s outstanding universal value of albi attended by more than 800 000 visitors each year. Albi is Located 40 minutes from the house Emilia.

Revel-St Ferréol

Classified ” Most Beautiful Detours of France “, the Revel is at the crossroads of currents of culture between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the Pyrenees and the Causses of the Massif Central, located 25 minutes from the house Emilia. Every Saturday morning the halle since the Middle Ages, the market of Revel offers a wide range of products 
regional. Ranked among the 100 Most Beautiful markets of France, his fame exceeds largely the local context.

In the 17th century, Pierre-Paul Riquet has gathered together the waters of the Black Mountain and the the was channelled to feed the Canal du Midi (the basin of St. Ferreol). 

Carcassonne – a UNESCO world heritage site

Located at the crossroads of two major thoroughfares dating back to the most Antiquity, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Cevennes to the chain of the Pyrenees, Carcassonne blooms in the plains of the lower valley and invites you a thousand twists and turns ; from the historical tour to the gourmet wine circuit passing through the bucolic paths.