Carbonne is one of the last bastides built in the 14th century in the South West. The origin of the town’s name “Carbonne” is linked to the exploitation of wood by charcoal makers.
Situated at the confluence of the Arize and Garonne rivers, Carbonne was built on a raised terrace to protect itself from flooding. This ancient fortified bastide has pretty pink brick facades on its houses of character and emblematic monuments in its old centre. Close to Toulouse, one hour from the Pyrenees, and at equal distance from the Mediterranean and Atlantic shores, Carbonne enjoys a pleasant climate resulting from various influences.
The Carbonne campsite Le Moulin is perfectly set for touring around the Haute-Garonne and its capital, Toulouse.
Among the emblematic monuments of the city, you will find: The governor’s house under Louis XIV, one of the oldest buildings in Carbonne, it has a tower called “governor’s tower”. It is in fact a dovecote with a dome and skylight from the 16th century.
The tabernacle of the high altar of the church of Saint-Laurent in Saint-Béat marble and gilded wood.
The Saint-Jacques chapel, built in the 17th century, has a beautiful 15th century polychrome wooden piéta.
Camping Carbonne Le Moulin is situated close to the Garonne and following the river you will get to Toulouse.
The André Abbal museum is worth a visit for the quality of its works (sculptures), its location in the town (near the church, which you should also visit) and its poetic garden, which is wonderfully maintained like the rest of the museum.
André Abbal (1876-1953), stone sculptor, owes his fame to his technique of sculpture known as direct carving.
The museum, created in 1972 in the sculptor’s workshop, offers visitors a space composed of three sectors: the museum tour, consisting of several rooms dedicated to André Abbal’s sculptures and drawings; the temporary exhibition rooms, which host contemporary artists; and the garden with monumental works.
The Spring Wake Park, the flagship location for leisure activities, especially the water ski lift. It allows the practice of wakeboard, wake skate, water ski and knee board.
Guided tours of Carbonne and walks are offered by the Tourist Office to discover the history and architectural heritage of the town. Walks on the hillsides, on the plain, walks around water (Lac de Barbis, Le Logis)…
The fitness trail offers a diversity of landscapes in the town of Carbonne.
Sports facilities: football pitches, rugby pitches, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, swimming pool, gymnasium, indoor bowling alley, fitness trail, skate park, etc. Cultural and leisure facilities: Bois de Castres socio-cultural centre (cinema hall, village hall), media library, etc.
Campsite Carbonne Le Moulin opens the door to a rich historical past. There are many museums and historical sites to visit in Carbonne and throughout the region.
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