Castres, the Venice of the South West
Birthplace of Jean Jaurès, Castres is a smalltownnear Albi known for manythings: sport, culture, etc. Foundedaround the Agout, a tributary of the Tarn, the town's location has givenrise to houses on the water, creating a unique landscape in Occitania.
It isalso the land of rugby with the Castres Olympique (CO), of Pierre Fabre (the historical sponsor of the rugby club), but also a city bathed in art.
Discover the city and itscanals by strollingthrough the pedestrian streets. The gardens of the Bishopric, the houses on the Agout, the Venetian Carnival, the carillon of the Platé, the water coach and the culinaryspecialities. This townwillcharmyouwithitswindingstreets and unusualarchitecture!
A touristtown in the Tarn, withmany art museums
Castres is home to a museum of Hispanic art with the GOYA museum, which has the largest collection of Spanishpaintings in France. It also has the Centre National et Musée Jean Jaurès which traces the life of the artist, with a collection of caricatures, drawings, press articles, etc.