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City:Albi

Tarn Tourist Train

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Take a journey in the Tarn countryside aboard an authentic steam train from early 20th century.
The train goes between Saint Lieux les Lavaur and Martels railroad station next to the famous Martels Gardens (www.jardinsdesmartels.com) - a 35000 square meters floral park.
eyecandyWeb Site:cftt.org
eyecandyAddress:Place de la République, 81500 Saint-Lieux-Les-Lavaur
eyecandyPhone:05.61.47.44.52

Cruises on the Tarn River

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Tarn River Cruises from May to October starting from the feet of the fortifications of the Berbie Palace.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.albi-croisieres.com
eyecandyAddress:Albi, Tarn
eyecandyPhone:05 65 30 99 33

Fashion Museum

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Open from May to December the fashion museum displays the rich private collection of clothing and accessories from the eighteenth century to the 1970s.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.musee-mode.com
eyecandyAddress:17 rue de la Souque, Albi, Tarn
eyecandyPhone:33 (0)5 63 43 15 90

Collectors Car Feast

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Vintage cars rally , exhibition, soap box derby , etc.
Date: June 25th, 26th 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:murat-sur-vebre.fr/fr/agenda/les-manifestations_121.html
eyecandyAddress:Murat sur Verbe, Tarn
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Hot air balloon meeting

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Flights over the Bastides Rouergue Najac and Villefranche de Rouergue!
Saturday, June 18th 2016:
- Flight Balloon at 7:00 Najac from the location named La Rivière (next to the municipal swimming pool)
- Flight Balloon at 18:30 of Villefranche de Rouergue from Airfield Graves
Sunday, June 19 2016:
- Flight Balloon at 18:30 of Villefranche de Rouergue from Airfield Graves
eyecandyWeb Site:ballonsetbastides.com/
eyecandyAddress:Najac
eyecandyPhone:06 12 29 53 67

"Céramique Contemporaine à Giroussens" Pottery Market

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The "Céramique Contemporaine" Pottery Market takes place in the town of Giroussens, some 40km (25 mi) south west of Albi, in the Tarn department.
Dates: June 4th and 5th 2016.
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.terre-et-terres.com
eyecandyAddress:Giroussens, Tarn
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"Fête du croquant" at Cordes sur ciel

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Cordes sur ciel is a medieval town situated some 20 km (12.5 mi) northwest of Albi.
Each year in June it celebrates its culinary specialty the "croquant de Cordes" - a cookie invented there in the 17th century and made with almonds, eggs and sugar.
The feast usually includes beside street music and a local specialities' market the making of a gigantic croquant.
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.cordessurciel.fr
eyecandyAddress:Cordes sur ciel, Tarn
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Wine Tasting Classes in Gaillac

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The "Maison des vins" in Gaillac - at 25 km east of Albi - organizes all year round wine tasting classes and a variety of events around the wine.
Reservation mandatory.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.vins-gaillac.com/
eyecandyAddress:Abbaye Saint-Michel, 81600 GAILLAC
eyecandyPhone:05 63 57 15 40