Around Maraval and the Tarn
Legend has it that Maraval was the site of a Roman villa and certainly evidence of old roads, stone water sluices and well-made walls are to be found on Maraval’s hundred acres.
A place to enjoy nature
- Springtime; carpets of wild flowers.
- Summertime; shady woodland walks.
- All year; the valley residents (deer, wild boar, pine martin, red squirrels and fox)
A region rich in gastronomy, culture and activities
Nearest shops and restaurants to the house
The medieval hilltop town of Cordes, a short drive away, is a wonderful mixture of art and rural life. Antique shops, sunny cafes, tapestry makers and glass blowers – plus everything from a seven day a week supermarket to a two Michelin star restaurant.
Activities in the Tran
Horse riding from stables in the forest above the house. Adventure trails.
Canoeing on the Aveyron. Golf beside the river in Albi - plus of course a hundred acres of your own forest to explore.
There are also miles of unspoiled empty roads to cycle or drive and a whole host of historic hilltop villages and towns, bustling markets, vineyards and chateaux to visit.
This is a house people come to once and then come back to time and again. We hope that you discover it soon.
Top places to visit in the Tarn :
- The medieval village of Cordes sur Ciel.
- Albi and cathedral.
- The surrounding vineyards.
- Pennes fairy tale castle.
- Bruniquel, a cliff top village dominating the Aveyron valley.
- St Antonin. Sunday market with an English film cinema.