Penne and its Castle
Penne, also called Penne du Tarn or Penne d'Albigeois, is a medieval village in the north of the Tarn department.
The Albigensian Bastides
A bastide is a fortified medieval village. In the region, the medieval wars lasted so long that most of the surrounding villages were fortresses for defense and observation, perched on hills or on rocky peaks. This high position is indeed an amazing feature of the local bastides ... to be visited ...
The gorges of the river Aveyron
It is a narrow and deep valley carved by the Aveyron between Saint Antonin Noble Val and Bruniquel, which stretches until Montricoux. The spectacle of the limestone cliffs overlooking the Aveyron is beautiful ...
The Cathars at Penne
In the year 1200, the lord of Penne was an ally of the Cathars. Penne was then Penne d'Albigeois ...
Dovecots of South-West of France
The surrounding countryside conceals some treasures of architecture, an heritage of the past (from the Roman period) ...
The Knights Templars
The Templars were established around 1140 in the manor of Penne, where first they possessed all the territory of the "Albis" ...
The Local Markets
Most of the surrounding villages have a street market. Here are the opening dates for some of them:
Penne and the Hundred Years War
During the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), Penne is one of the issues of regional struggles.
The hiking trail GR46
The GR46 is a hiking trail that passes a few meters from the cottage.