balade en gabarre sur le Tarn, Albi
balade en gabarre sur le Tarn, Albi
As a couple, with friends or as a family

The top 4 nautical pleasures to enjoy

All hands on deck! Whether you're an experienced captain or prefer relaxing on a cruise, come aboard for an unforgettable experience to explore the Gaillac region from the water. What's on the programme? Unique views of our beautiful region, unforgettable memories and the promise of a little coolness in the summer heat. Put on your best outfit and let yourself be transported...

A spectacular arrival

A boat ride in a gabarre to Albi

A gabarre? What is that? If you're not familiar with our local boats, experience them by boarding one directly at the port of Aiguelèze where you may have the opportunity to meet winegrowers who will offer you a tasting of their wines along with local charcuterie during a gabarre aperitif. Treat yourself to a few hours of peace and quiet, and appreciate the charms of the unspoilt Tarn under the eye of your experienced guide. The highlight is the specatcular arrival under Albi's bridges with a superbe view of the episcopal city, a UNESCO world heritage site. There is no doubt that from here you will take one of the most beautiful photos of the city, known as "the red city". 

Finally, step onto dry land and take the time to stroll around this beautiful town: lose yourself in the narrow streets, discover the work of the famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec hidden within the Palais de la Berbie, take in the largest brick cathedral in the world, or simply enjoy a sunny terrace before getting back on board and returning to Aiguelèze for the rest of your stay.

My Destination
balade en paddle sur le Tarn
balade en paddle sur le Tarn
A water adventure

Whitewater paddle or canoe session

Come and test your sense of balance and your paddle skills with a trip in a paddle or canoe along the Tarm or in the Gorges de l'Aveyron. Whether you're a complete beginner or experienced, you can cool down and enjoy the surrounding nature: If you are lucky enough, you'll hav e a front row seat to observe the inhabitants of the river: wagtails, herons or kingfishers. For a less relaxing but unique experience, try the giant paddles that can accommodate up to eight people. Fun is guaranteed! And to combine heritage with water sports, the Gorges de l'Aveyron give you a stunning view of the Penne fortress, hanging from its rocky outcrop.

balade en pédalo, activité en famille dans le Tarn
balade en pédalo, activité en famille dans le Tarn
Freedom on the water

Discover the Tarn by boat, with or without a licence

Become a captain for a day and discover the Tarn in your own boat, with or without a licence. Enjoy the freedom to sail wherever you want and take advantage of a total immersion on the river. Listen to the quiet rustling of the trees, let yourself be lulled by the gentle flow of the river... If you are discreet enough, you may spot a family of beavers around a bend. Don't forget to make a restful stop in the shade of the trees before continuing your journey!

Our boats without a licence


plage et baignade, base de loisirs vere gresigne à Castelnau de Montmiral
plage et baignade, base de loisirs vere gresigne à Castelnau de Montmiral
Spots for all tastes

Swimming in the Tarn 

Whether you're an occasional swimmer or a competitor, a swimming pool fan or wild swimming enthusiast, everyone's equal when the sun comes out! So head for one of the many Gaillac swimming spots for a well-deserved break. From traditional swimming pools to the fun version with slides, and the various leisure centres offering supervised swimming from the banks of the Tarn, it's impossible not to find something to suit you. Swimming costume, suncream... armbands for little ones and off you go!

All our swimming spots

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