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A general view of Lautrec
A general view of Lautrec
Coat of arms of Lautrec
Coat of arms
Lautrec is located in France
Coordinates: 43°42′25″N 2°08′23″E / 43.7069°N 2.1397°E / 43.7069; 2.1397Coordinates: 43°42′25″N 2°08′23″E / 43.7069°N 2.1397°E / 43.7069; 2.1397
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Plaine de l'Agoût
Intercommunality Lautrecois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Gros
Area1 54.64 km2 (21.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,743
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 81139 /81440
Elevation 165–360 m (541–1,181 ft)
(avg. 292 m or 958 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lautrec (Occitan: Lautrèc) is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.


Historical population of Lautrec
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2005
Population 1344 1508 1316 1503 1527 1556 1673

Remarkable sites[edit]

Lautrec is listed among "The Most Beautiful Villages of France" as well as a "Remarkable Site for Taste" thanks to its renowned pink garlic. Its remarkable sites include:

  • the village itself, with its 14th century market square
  • the Saint Remy collegiate church and its sumptuous marble retable
  • the 17th century windmill, one of the few still working today in the South of France
  • a clog workshop, recreated after the one that existed there until the early 1960s
  • the Caussade Gate (13th century)
  • the Salette Calvary (altitude 328 m)
  • the Roman road

See also[edit]