The capital Albi, birthplace and museum to Toulouse Lautrec (he produced 7000 works in a 20 year career, and died aged 36) and boasting a magnificent brick cathedral on the river, as well as modern shopping facilities. Gaillac and Castres are larger towns, Castelnau-Montmiral and Cordes-sur-Ciel absolutely unmissable go-to visits.
Looking to buy a property with a view? You almost can't fail in the Tarn!
Tarn fact file
Land area: 5758 square kilometres
Population: 370 000 (64 sq km/170/sq ml)
Population density: 65/km²
Main town: Albi
Local property styles
Much in evidence is the pink brick in many of the towns and villages. Elsewhere you'll find paler stone traditional properties with Roman tiled roofs.