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Arques tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arques in Aveyron

Photo is of Rodez at 18 km from Arques

Visit Arques: highlights and tourist information

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Arques is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rodez at 18 km and Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arques, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arques in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 18 km (direction west)

In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the cathedral,...

See Rodez guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

After exploring the picturesque village at Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt you will find lots...

See Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt guide


at 22 km (direction east)

The highlights here in Severac-le-Chateau include the castle and the ancient vaulted...

See Severac-le-Chateau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east)

The pilgrimage village of Saint-Côme-d'Olt, with its castle and unusual...

See Saint-Come-d'Olt guide


at 23 km (direction east)

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge over the...

See Espalion guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monuments of...

See Estaing guide
Les loups du Gevaudan

Les loups du Gevaudan

at 30 km (direction east), in the Lozere department

The Loups de Gevaudan park is a chance to see wolves...

See Les loups du Gevaudan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-east)

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre...

See Peyre guide
Millau bridge

Millau bridge

Bridge at 31 km (direction south-east)

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern bridge...

See Millau bridge guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town, well worth...

See Millau guide
Gorges du Tarn

Gorges du Tarn

Scenery at 34 km (direction east), in the Lozere department

The cliffs and deep wooded slopes of the Gorges du Tarn make...

See Gorges du Tarn guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west)

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the...

See Belcastel guide
Gorges de la Jonte

Gorges de la Jonte

Scenery at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Lozere department

Less dramatic and less well known than the Gorges du Tarn north...

See Gorges de la Jonte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on...

See Brousse-le-Chateau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aveyron

Map of places to visit near Arques


Markets in and near Arques

  • Laissac: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Salles-Curan: market Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Arvieu: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Severac-le-Chateau: market Thursday (22km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (23km)
  • Villefranche-de-Panat: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Baraqueville: market Sunday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Millau: market Wednesday & Friday (33km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (39km)

More information about Arques, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Arques, France

What to do at Arques? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arques.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Grands Causses (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (26km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Trou de Bozouls (18km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (22km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (40km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (42km)
  • Gorges du Tarn (45km)
  • Aven Armand (grotte) (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Arques is in the southern-centre of France at 18 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Arques is 506 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arques

Canton: Pont-de-Salars

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12290

Distance to Arques

from Rodez (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 506 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 607 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Arques from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Vibal, Pont-de-Salars, Segur and Severac-l'Eglise.

This page in French: Visiter Arques

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