"Cordes : a medieval city" Cordes by GUYON

Cordes Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 114 photos

Cordes-sur-Ciel (official name of the city)

C'est là ce qui fait l'enchantement de Cordes ; tout y est beau, même le regret. Albert Camus
Attempt of translation (with my anticipated apologize) :
Here is the delight of Cordes : everything is beautiful there, even the regret.

At 25 Km from Albi by route D 600, Cordes appears on a hill, overhanging the plateau and dominating the river.

Initially erected in 1222 to protect Albi against the crusaders (war between the King of France and the Comte de Toulouse protecting the Cathars), the city was avoided by the knights came from North. For this reason, it has kept its rampart and its medieval aspect.

Klod5 has just given complete, relevant and illustrated tips on Cordes. So I must give different info.

Cordes : the city of the 100 ogives

Cordes dominates the country side

  • Last visit to Cordes: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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