Grésigne National Forest

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Tarn - La corne d'abondance du Tarn

  • English
    • The Grésigne National Forest is a large forest area in the Vère Valley , north of the Tarn. It covers the entire municipality of Castelnau-de-Montmirail. To get there, count barely 40 minutes from Albi. This forest is one of the most significant in the Tarn, due to its size, age and density. It is reputed to be the "largest oak grove in Europe" and is home to centuries-old trees.

      Classified “Natura 2000” for its fauna, this forest is maintained as much as possible “naturally”. If you see dead woods and little development, it is therefore not a lack of maintenance, but a desire to let nature "take back its rights" . Thus, many insects develop there, attracting a multitude of birds. It is also very gamey. If you are early and discreet, you may be able to come across some of the large deer of the estate.

      It is criss-crossed by walking and cycling routes, long distance hiking trails and discovery trails. Here are some itineraries recommended by the ONF:

      • The Sentier de Saint-Clément, which will show you the remarkable work of the ONF in this forest.

      • The Heritage trail, which tells you the story of this extraordinary forest.

      • The GR46, part of which passes through the Forest of Grésigne, aimed at experienced hikers.

      But there are many others… Don't hesitate to let yourself be guided by the signs on site. You will discover charming nooks, with small streams and waterfalls.

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Grésigne National Forest

Address

Forêt Domaniale de Grésigne
81140 Castelnau-de-Montmiral

GPS coordinates

44° 1'48.98"N, 1° 45'43.53"E

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