Visit Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (Midi-Pyrenees, France)
Sainte-Eulalie d'Olt is a pretty village listed 'most beautiful village of France' about 30 kilometres north-east of Rodez in the Aveyron department of the Midi-Pyrenees, just one of several picturesque villages that lie on the course of the Lot River in the region.
Start your visit in the square in front of the church. The church in St Eulalie d'Olt originates in the 11th century, and is partly roman, partly gothic style. The church contains an impressive choir section with a semi-circle of large stone columns. The church is also said to contain two of the thorns from Christ's crown in its shrine - this forms the centre of a procession through the town on the second Sunday of each July.
Originally a substantial medieval castle occupied much of the village, but this no longer exists. The current castle was built in the 15th century and has a very ornate facade with decorative windows and stone carvings (the castle itself is not open to the public).
Opposite the castle is another grand building, also with interesting stonework and a decorative corner tower - the Hotel Renaissance, dating from the 16th century.
Keep exploring the maze of narrow medieval streets to see several other interesting ancient buildings including the school. Most of the houses date from the 16th century.
Attractions close to Saint-Eulalie d'Olt
Most local attractions are found along the course of the Lot river and the little Serre River. Of particular interest are the watermills along the Serre, including Les Douzes (where the Serre emerges from the ground), Les Foulons, and the recently restored mill in Sainte-Eulalie itself.
Following the river Lot downstream you will find numerous small villages and hamlets of interest with Cabanac just west of here, then Saint-Come d'Olt, Espalion and Estaing...
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Tourist classifications for Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt
Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt, Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees, 12130 || GPS: latitude 44.463, longitude 2.9424
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt, France
- Saint-Come-d'Olt - most beautiful village (12km)
- St Chely d'Aubrac pont des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (14km)
- Espalion Pont Vieux (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (16km)
- Parc à loups du Gévaudan (wolves) - zoo or wildlife park (21km)
- La Canourgue - village d'etape (22km)
- Cascade du Déroc - site of natural beauty (23km)
- Estaing pont sur le Lot (monuments on French pilgrim routes) - heritage site (24km)
- Estaing - most beautiful village (24km)
- Marvejols - recommended detour (29km)
- Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier - remarkable garden (34km)
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