Carmaux and the environs afford many leisure and relaxation options:

Albi, Cité Épiscopale, listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and the Toulouse Lautrec Museum

Cordes sur Ciel (voted Favourite Village by the French) and Monestiés, two small villages typical of the Middle Ages,

Mining museum in Cagnac-les-Mines,

Glass and Glass-Blowing Museum in Carmaux,

Wine route in Gaillac

Many hiking and cycling trails