Albi Visit, Cordes Village , Gaillac Wine Tasting

Explore the Charming Towns Around Toulouse

Visit the Birthplace of Iconic French Artist Toulouse-Lautrec

Visit One of France’s Oldest Wine Regions and Taste Local Varietals

Explore an Enchanted Medieval Hilltop Village

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details


600€ Per Group


Everyday, on request. All year round except May 1, Dec 25, Jan 1


8 hours

Trip Style:

Private Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up at hotel in Toulouse or surroundings for all private tours.


Pick up and drop off at hotel
English speaking driver guide
Visit of Albi including the Cathedral
Visit of Cordes sur Ciel village and free time for Lunch
Visit and wine tasting in a carefully selected Gaillac winery


Entrance fees, tasting fees, meals are excluded unless specified

Spend a Day at the Most Awe-Inspiring Sites Around Toulouse

From Toulouse, depart for a full day trip to one of the most beautiful areas of southern France – the Pays de Cocagne. In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel in Toulouse. Meet your English speaking driver who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and depart for the town of Albi. The city is one of the most beautiful cities in Southwestern France. This town is home to the most outstanding Gothic Cathedrals of France, Sainte Cécile Cathedral and also possesses the largest Toulouse Lautrec collection housed in a brand-new museum. Visit Albi and its most important landmarks and enjoy some free time for personal discovery especially if you wish to visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. Once your time in Albi is over, you will have some time for lunch. Don’t hesitate to ask for suggestions as your driver will be able to indicate local restaurants that will fit your budget.

In the afternoon, reach Cordes sur Ciel, a beautiful medieval hilltop village with more than 120 Gothic homes that date back to the 13th century. Once you have reached the top of the village take a short walking tour to visit Cordes and admire the façades. During your free time in the village take the opportunity to shop for local Arts & Crafts as the village is home to a great number of Art Shops & galleries.

After your time in Cordes, end the day with a wine tasting session in Gaillac. The vineyard of Gaillac, located just north of Toulouse, is one of the oldest wine-growing regions of France dating back to the 2nd century B.C. Admire the rolling hills of the Gaillac wine producing area and be introduced to the large range of wines produced here. The most famous is without a doubt the ‘Perlé,’ a lightly fizzy white wine but other wines include reds, rosés, sweet, whites and sparkling! Visit and wine tasting will have been pre-programmed. After the tasting, return to Toulouse and end of our services.

Good to Know

  • English speaking tour, other languages on request
  • Tour requires 2 adults to operate
  • Comfortable walking shoes are required, please note that the climb to the village of Cordes must be made on foot, up through steep cobbled alleyways
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

The Ophorus Difference

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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