Aveyron places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Aveyron department of the Midi-Pyrenees region. See also our detailed Aveyron guide.

Aveyron sightseeing and tourist information

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Belcastel

The lovely riverside setting, the step cobled street and the castle combine to make Belcstel one of our favourite v [...]

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Belmont-sur-Rance

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable to explore, and to see the Collegial church [...]

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Brousse-le-Chateau

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on the banks of the Tarn and Alrance river [...]

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Conques

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination, the beautiful village of Conques is a highlight of any v [...]

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Entraygues

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the village of Entraygues [...]

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Espalion

Espalion, in one of the most picturesque regions of France, has a lovel bridge over the river and several other int [...]

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Estaing

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monumentsof note, including the Chateau d'Estaing [...]

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La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the most complete fortified medie [...]

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La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

The tiny village of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Gorges de la Dourbie, is well worth a pause to explore [...]

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Laguiole

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the famous knives made here, and seen at the fascina [...]

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Millau

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town, well worth a visit when you are exploring this region [...]

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Millau bridge

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern bridge designed by Norman Foster, one of the highest bridges in th [...]

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Najac

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle and ridgetop position mean you also have lovely views [...]

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Peyre

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre is listed among the most beautiful villages in France [...]

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Peyrusse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore, and also the chance to walk through the rem [...]

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Rodez

In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the cathedral, and then choose between museums or shopping! [...]

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Saint-Come-d'Olt

The pilgrimage village of Saint-Côme-d'Olt, with its castle and unusual church, is listed among the 'most beautifu [...]

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Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt

After exploring the picturesque village at Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt you will find lots of scenic highlights in the surr [...]

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Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and arcades in the central square [...]

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Severac-le-Chateau

The highlights here in Severac-le-Chateau include the castle and the ancient vaulted passages in the historic centr [...]

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue

The 13th century bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is very much a traditional local town of the region [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Aveyron travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Aveyron

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arvieu: Wednesday (high season only)
Aubin: Wednesday & Friday
Baraqueville: Sunday (high season only)
Cransac: Tuesday (high season only)
Decazeville: Tuesday & Friday
Entraygues: Tuesday & Wednesday (high season only)
Entraygues: Friday &
Espalion: Friday
Firmi: Saturday
Laissac: Tuesday
Millau: Wednesday & Friday
Mur-de-Barrez: Thursday
Najac: Sunday (high season only)
Naucelle: Saturday (high season only)
Rieupeyroux: Sunday (high season only)
Rodez: Wednesday & Saturday
Saint-Affrique: Thursday & Saturday
Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: Wednesday & Wednesday
Salles-Curan: Saturday (high season only)
Severac-le-Chateau: Thursday
Villefranche-de-Panat: Sunday (high season only)
Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Thursday

Selected tourist attractions in the Aveyron department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Towns of Art and History

Najac: Tourist guide

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes)

Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau)

Regional Natural Parcs

Grands Causses

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Belcastel: Tourist guide

Brousse-le-Chateau: Tourist guide

Conques: Tourist guide

Estaing: Tourist guide

La Couvertoirade: Tourist guide

Najac: Tourist guide

Peyre: Tourist guide

Saint-Come-d'Olt: Tourist guide

Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt: Tourist guide

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Conques abbatiale Sainte-Foy (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Conques pont sur le Dourdou (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Espalion Pont Vieux (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Estaing pont sur le Lot (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

St Chely d'Aubrac pont des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes)