Local Attractions

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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