“Le Grand Ecuyer” is one of three gothic gems of Cordes-sur-Ciel, the Cathar city founded by Raymond, Count of Toulouse, in 1222. Often presented as his hunting lodge, Le Grand Ecuyer was most likely constructed in 1280 by a local noble family, after which it housed prominent and wealthy merchants.

Le Grand Ecuyer became a private residence in 2021 and its new proprietors plan to restore its cultural and international luster. From the height of this grand building, one can see one of the most beautiful cities in France.


« La citée cathare aux 100 ogives ».
Located at 25 kms from Albi and Gaillac and at 1h from Toulouse by road.