A dialogue between nature and writing, in the heart of a Gaillac vineyard, the Chateau-museum Cayla is a writer’s house that serves as a meeting place where literary landscape, natural landscape and contemporary creation come together.
The birthplace of the romantic poet, Maurice de Guérin (1810-1839) and his sister, Eugénie (1805-1848) this traditional Languedoc mansion provided a source of inspiration and creation for the artists. Visitors can learn about the Tarn lifestyle during the 19th century thanks to the archives and objects belonging to the Guérin family.
The out-of-time, intimate nature of the landscape lends itself to strolling and daydreaming. The hiking trails, including a “poetic trail”, allow the public to soak up the very special atmosphere of Cayla.
Château-musée du Cayla
Lieu dit Le Cayla - 321 impasse du musée
81140 Andillac 05 63 33 01 68
- Full price : 6 €
- Reduced price : 4 €
- Free for children under 18
For individual members of the public:
- From 16 February to 30 April and from 2 November to 23 December : from Sunday to Thursday, 2pm-5pm.
- From 2 May to 30 June and from 1 September to 31 October : from Saturday to Thursday, 2pm-6pm.
- From 1 July to 31 August : daily, 10am-12pm
- Closed annually from 24 December to 15 February, as well as 1 May and 1 November.
For groups (10 people or more), other opening times are possible by appointment