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.