Between Castres and Albi, stands the lovely and beautiful village
of Lautrec, the ancient home of the Toulouse Lautrec Family,
and a village that celebrates its own pink
garlic of Lautrec - even having its
own garlic festival, held in the first week of August
Driving from Albi - through the broad landscape with rolling hills, fields, pastures, woods, and sunflower fields, that fills the countryside, one approaches Lautrec from above, driving down and then up to this village perched on the edge of the river plain of the Agout, with views of the distant Montagne Noire.
The village is still filled with intact medieval streets, and buildings, closing up around the 14th century village church, with a baroque interior.
Above this you can climb up one of the narrow streets up to a functioning windmill, where you can follow a path, where the local plants are labelled, up to the hill peak above the village which has stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.