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Castres is well known for being the birthplace of the socialist leader jean Jaures. It is located in southern France in the Midi-Pyrenées region. While it does not offer much in terms of tourist spots, it does provide an ideal travel base for exploring the rest of the region. using a car rental in Castres, tourists can easily get around the region and take day trips around some of the most popular travel destinations in the area.
An hours drive down south, for instance, will take travellers to the town of Carcassonne. This is a somewhat overlooked destination in France but it offers interesting historic attractions such as a fortress that was built on the ruins predating Christianity. Tourists can even witness medieval jousting displays while they are in town.
Another option is to head east using a cheap car hire in Castres and drive an hour to Toulouse, another interesting city with a lot of historic and cultural attractions. The best collections of fine art and artefacts are housed in museums such as the Georges Labit Museum, the Les Abattoirs Modern Arts Museum and the Les Jacobins. The Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site also runs through the city.
After that they can head further west to the city of Montpellier. The trip will take more than two hours using a car hire in Castres but the attractions in the city and the scenic countryside is well worth the long journey. The city is quite big so tourists will find all sorts of travel attractions to complete their holiday there.