In the Midi-Pyrénées region's department of Tarn you can find one of the true gems of French architecture and urbanism. The medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel is perched on top of a rock and shoots up into the sky, doing justice to its name. Within the old city walls, the winding cobblestone streets cut a maze through the charming wooden houses.
The first walled zone, dating back to the early 13th century, is still visible from the peak of the hill. The Saint-Miquel church with its unusual steeple, was built in 1263 and fortified in the 14th century, with various additions continuing up until the Renaissance. It's considered one of the "Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées" .
Aubergue Restaurant de la Halle is where we decided to sample the food after a day touring the beautiful village of Cordes sur Ciel. This is highly recommended if you are in the area of Toulouse. The restaurant is located in the center of Cordes sur Ciel, in the emblematic Plaza which has a lovely porch with columns. In this restaurant you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the area and find a place to enjoy beautiful views of the greenery of the mountains next to Cordes sur Ciel. It is here you will find tranquility and ambience, taking a French wine while you wait to be served. Among the dishes we could choose from the you'll find all the specialties such as foie gras, duck or cassoulet, a dish named after the area of Carcassonne. Do not miss the delicious desserts. The service was friendly and fast and helped make the meal enjoyable. For quality, price and location, this is one of the best restaurants in Cordes Sur Ciel.