Visit Severac-le-Chateau (Midi-Pyrenees, France)
Severac-le-Chateau is a small village about 20km north of Millau in the Aveyron department of southern France and also within the Natural Regional Park of the Grandes Causses.
The old village of Severac-le-Chateau is on the southern slopes of a hill, where it developed below the castle that dominates the village.
Start your visit at the castle. The castle is unusual in that it is different according to which direction you are facing - the medieval defensive structure faces towards the north, while the more comfortable renaissance addition faces towards the south. Both are equally imposing.
The castle can be visited, during which you can see the ramparts, kitchens, chapel etc and, given its hilltop position, Severac-le-Chateau castle also has very good views across the countryside.
Below the castle it is in the medieval town of Severac-le-Chateau that your visit will continue, and two of the original gateways that passed through the defensive walls can still be seen.
The town itself is centred around the Place de la Fontaine and the streets that run off from this central place. It is a pleasure to explore the historic roads and to wander through the narrow alleys, passing sometimes under vaulted buildings, unchanged with the passage of the centuries - stopping to admire the occasional half-timbered medieval house or ornate building feature.
Note particularly the 16th century Maison des Consuls, which also has impressive painted ceilings inside - open summer only.
Severac-le-Chateau tourist office can be found in the Place du Monument.
You are spoiled for choice when exploring the scenery around Severac-le-Chateau. Above all be sure to explore the many villages and stunning valley along the Gorges du Tarn to the east of here, and elsewhere in the Cevennes National Park.
Note: photo of Severac-le-Chateau is copyright.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Sévérac-le-Château, Millau, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees, 12150 || GPS: latitude 44.321944, longitude 3.071389
Map of Severac-le-Chateau & places nearby
Highlights close by
Gorges du Tarn 13km
See lots more places to visit nearby and a more detailed map at places near Severac-le-Chateau.
See Midi-Pyrenees and Aveyron (the region and department for Severac-le-Chateau) for more travel ideas...
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Severac-le-Chateau, France
- Parc à loups du Gévaudan (wolves) - zoo or wildlife park (9km)
- La Canourgue - village d'etape (17km)
- Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt - most beautiful village (19km)
- Maison des vautours (vultures) - zoo or wildlife park (20km)
- Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux - site of natural beauty (25km)
- Aven Armand (grotte) - site of natural beauty (25km)
- Peyre - most beautiful village (26km)
- Gorges du Tarn - grand site of france (27km)
- Sainte-Enimie - most beautiful village (27km)
- Saint-Come-d'Olt - most beautiful village (30km)
Market days in Severac-le-Chateau: Regular market(s) are held in Severac-le-Chateau each Thursday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Severac-le-Chateau (Francais)