Sports and Leisure / Sports et Loisirs

In the Tarn and Garonne

In the Aveyron

In the Tarn


Some suggestions …

Quelques suggestions …



All through the summer each village celebrates with a fete, a big party with food, wine and dancing. Everyone is welcome and they are great fun, look out for the posters.

Pendant l’été, chaque village célèbre une fête, une grande fête avec in repas, du vin et de la danse. Tout le monde est le bienvenu et on s’amuse bien, voir les affiches.



Canoeing, kayaks and pedalos

Canoë, kayaks et pédalos

Canoe trips down the Aveyron river generally take minimum 3 hours and can be booked through one of the offices easily found in St Antonin. They are great fun, and the river is very beautiful. Canoeing here is a bit more challenging than many other rivers in the area, and we would only recommend it for older children who are reasonable swimmers. You canoe downstream and get a lift back in the organiser’s minibus. We have found L’Eau de Canard in St Antonin to be really friendly and helpful [Tel: 06 32 03 94 06].
There is also a Canoe Rental where you can take canoes, kayaks or pedalos for min. 1 hour (Tel : 05 63 68 24 80) – cross the bridge at St. Antonin and take the first left in front of the Auberge de Babette restaurant to locate the office. The latter may prove more suitable for families with young children. Canoe trips can also be taken from Laguepie and Najac (Tel: 05 65 29 73 94). Tip- Wear sensible shoes, take sun block and be prepared to get wet!


River Swimming

Baignade en Rivière

There is river swimming in Laguépie, just above the weir during July and August. Pontoons/diving platforms are set up, and there is a life-guard present. Times are posted at the water entry point in Laguépie, and its free! Really good fun, and a beautiful setting!

La baignade en rivière à Laguépie juste au-dessus du déversoir en juillet et août avec plateformes de plongée et surveillant de baignade.  C’est gratuit, amusement et un cadre magnifique!



Available in St Antonin Noble Val and Najac. There are also free community courts in Monteils and Parisot Lake.

Disponible à St Antonin Noble Val et Najac. Il existe également des courts de tennis de la commune gratuits à Monteils and Lac de Parisot. 


Rock Climbing


There is a treetops rope climbing centre in St Antonin and Najac. There are several levels/age groups available at Najac as well as High-wires and a Zip-wire.

Il y a un centre d’escalade sur la cime des arbres à St Antonin et Najac. Il existe plusieurs niveaux / groupes d’âge disponibles à Najac ainsi que des fils haut et un Tyrolienne.


Horse Riding


Saint Sernin Loisirs

Saint Sernin


Tel: 05 63 93 26 51


Tel: 05 65 29 74 11)


Parisot (The lady who runs it is very good with children. French only spoken)

In all cases, it is best to book in advance during high season.

Il est conseillé de réserver à l’avance pendant l’été




The countryside is beautiful and one can explore along the lanes, in the woods and by the rivers on foot. Buy one of the local ‘Blue’ maps which are available at the Tourist Offices or the ‘Presse’. Guided walks are available in English in St Antonin for 5€ starting at 10.45am from the Tourist Office. Please check dates and availability. Please also use our suggested walks … Local Walks 

La campagne est belle et on peut l’explorer. à pied. Achetez l’une des cartes ‘Blue’ locales disponibles aux Offices de Tourisme ou à la ‘Presse’




Bicycles may be hired in Najac, Laguepie, and St Antonin Noble Val.

Des vélos peuvent être loués à Najac, Laguepie et St Antonin Noble Val.



La Pêche

A permit is needed to fish the rivers, and may be purchased at the Bureau de Tourisme.

Un permis est requis pour pêcher les rivières et peut être acheté au Bureau de Tourisme.


Multi Sports

Activities centres are now open in Najac and St Antonin that provide facilities for numerous outdoor sports.

Les centres d’activités sont désormais ouverts à Najac et à St Antonin et permettent de pratiquer de nombreux sports de plein air.


New activities are being added each year, now climbing, paintballing and electric bikes are available.

De nouvelles activités sont ajoutées chaque année, maintenant l’escalade, le paintball et les vélos électriques sont disponibles.

Tél: 05 65 29 73 94

E-mail :

St Antonin

Climbing, kayak, caving and high wire

Escalade, kayak, spéléologie et fil haut

Tél: 05 63 31 41 76

E-mail: and




An exceptional [and very beautiful] 18 hole, par 72, golf course in a loop of the river Tarn with a ruined Chateau as a backdrop. This course will satisfy the most experienced of golfers. Practice range, pro shop and very good restaurant.

Le golf d’Albi repose dans un cadre champêtre avec ces 18 trous, le Jeu de fers, longs drives, obstacles d’eau et greens pentus. Club-house avec accueil, vestiaires, Pro-shop, bar et restaurant 

Chateau de Lasbordes,
81000 Albi

Tel: 05 63 54 98 07



A flat wooded 9 hole course, medium difficulty, with many water obstacles

Sur un parcours plat et arbore, Le Golf de Montauban Les Aiguillons est un parcours de 9 trous de difficulté moyenne agrémenté de nombreux obstacles d’eau

4187 route de Molières
82000 Montauban

Tél: +33 5 63 31 35 40 / +33 6 16 06 54 64




Golf centre for training of all abilities

Centre de formation de golf pour tout niveaux

1200 chemin Saint Pierre
Hippodrome des Allègres
82000 Montauban

Tél: +33 5 63 20 05 64


All the above information has been collated from the owners and previous guests, with opening times and prices taken from relevant web sites, we can therefore not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information which has been provided for your assistance and to help you get the very best of this wonderful area. The best place for the latest information is the local Tourist Office and these have been listed throughout this information provided on our website.


Have a wonderful time!

Amusez vous bien!