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

photo of 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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photo of 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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photo of 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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photo of 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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photo of Entraygues


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

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photo of 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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photo of Estaing


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

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photo of La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

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

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photo of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

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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photo of 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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photo of Millau


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

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photo of Millau bridge

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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photo of Najac


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

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photo of Peyre


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

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photo of 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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photo of Rodez


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

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photo of 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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photo of 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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photo of Sauveterre-de-Rouergue


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

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photo of 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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photo of 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)