Local Attractions

Cariton is in a peaceful spot surrounded by woodland and vineyards, but is close to a number of interesting places.

Nearby

Chemin de Santiago

600 metres from Cariton the Chemin de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage trail that is followed by hundreds of thousands on foot today. Details on the route through Montréal

Seviac Roman villa

2 km from Cariton with some of the best Roman mosaics in the South of France. This has recently been re-opened with an architect designed pavillion to shade you form the sun. Details on Seviac and other Roman remains nearby.

Fources

7km from Cariton is a very beautiful small medieval village around a circular tree lined green with lovely art galleries, restaurants, food shops and the excellent L'Amboutic shop selling wine, other drinks and food gifts.

Laressingle

10 kms from Cariton Laressingle Medieval Centre - where you can see medieval siege machines in operation. The village itself is more like a castle with two great restaurants in the the picturesque grounds.

Eauze

14km from Cariton this town was the capital of the region in Roman times and has a museum of local Roman treasures. It still has one of the best local markets in the region every thursday with a great range of colourful stalls including speciality local foods such as cheeses, organic vegetables and breads as well as craft and clothes stalls. The central square has a number of nice cafes facing the cathedral.

Montréal du Gers - The village

Montréal du Gers

Perched on a small rocky outcrop Montréal du Gers is a 15 minute walk through vineyards and fields from Cariton. It has a beautiful town square and much of it dates from medieval times. It is one of the most beautiful towns of France Plus beaux villages de France . Being on the Chemin de Santiago it is very welcoming to outsiders but is also a quiet small village.

Facilities

Montréal has many facilities for your visit:

Local Annual Music Festivals

Jazz in Marciac

http://www.jazzinmarciac.com/spectacles/jazz-in-marciac One of the biggest Jazz Festivals in the world - Last year's bill included Gregory Porter, Abdullah Ibrahim and Carlos Santana. In a small village 80kms away. Late July - Early August

Tempo Latino

Europe's biggest Afro-Cuban Music festival http://tempo-latino.com/accueil in a small town 26km away. One weekend in late July

Welcome in Tzizganie

Eastern European and Gypsy Music festival http://www.welcome-in-tziganie.com/in Auch 50km away. 26-28 April