Ideally located near the Quercy wine-growing region between Montauban and Cahors,
the “City of Hats” is known worldwide for its hat-making tradition.


Caussade, the city of hats

Located between Cahors and Montauban, 75 km north of Toulouse, Caussade is a tourist gateway to some remarkable sites.

With a large network of associations and businesses, and nicknamed “ The city of hats” on account of its hat-making tradition, Caussade is a dynamic city where you will discover a rich heritage, know-how and gastronomy thanks to its unique history, its craftsmen and its must-see Monday market.


Discover the hat trade, made in Caussade

At the beginning of the 20th century, Caussade employed more than 3,000 workers in trades relating to the manufacture of hats. There are still two hat workshops in Caussade.

Although the hat-making business is now not as big, the tradition continues, with the hat block maker’s workshop, the “L’Epopée Chapelière” living history museum, the two hat workshops and the Summer Hat Festival held every year in July.

Want to know more? Contact the tourist office!
Tours are organized to explain the hat making know-how. Enjoy your trip to the country of the hat!

A heritage of stone and brick

As you stroll through the historic center, you will be surrounded by the rich architectural heritage of Caussade, a former Protestant stronghold marked by the Wars of Religion.Visit the Arles Tower, the Thouron fountain, the Maison de la Taverne, the Maison de l’Arbot, the church…and don’t forget to make a detour to the tourist office located in a former cloister. .

A real farmers’ market!

All year round, the large market on Monday morning brings together many local producers. It is a place where people meet, chat and enjoy the products of our terroir. From December to March, you can go to the market at Halle du Fil, known for its truffles and saffron.

Quick stop

Recharge your batteries, take a Zen break or just let off steam...your choice!

Lère Park is a place to relax, admire the fauna and flora, and practice sports and leisure activities. So take the plunge and try a wakeboard session!
For the less reckless, we propose fishing, and if you prefer relaxation and not exerting yourself, a good picnic (everything is provided in Lère Park) followed by a nap in the shade of the many wooded areas, or a digestive stroll around the lakes, where you will come across some curious company…


At La Table d’Alice, you will step into wonderland. The cuisine is of high quality and made only from regional products chosen with care. When it’s sunny, you can enjoy a pleasant shaded terrace in the heart of Caussade.


The La Cadanellau B&B: 2 charming guest rooms in an exceptional natural setting.
The Larroque Hotel: a hotel that has been in the same family for 5 generations, located in a 19th-century post house.

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