Balsac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balsac in Aveyron

Photo is of Belcastel at 9 km from Balsac

Visit Balsac: highlights and tourist information

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Balsac is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balsac in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belcastel at 9 km and Rodez at 12 km.

Balsac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west)

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the castle combine to make...

See Belcastel guide


at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Rodez guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Bournazel is a charming chateau in the renaissance syle, in Aveyron...

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

Best known for its abbey and as a pilgrimage destination, the beautiful village of...

See Conques guide
Conques Abbey

Conques Abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

Conques abbey is a roman style church built in the 11th century in the...

See Conques Abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

Espeyrac is a small, picturesque village surrounded by chestnut forests...

See Espeyrac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Estaing guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore, and also the...

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cantal department

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie is very...

See Vieillevie guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Espalion guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide
Le Fel

Le Fel

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Although small, the location of Le Fel and the pretty houses and views make...

See Le Fel guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Entraygues guide

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Map of places to visit near Balsac


Markets in and near Balsac

  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Baraqueville: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (19km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (21km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (28km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Balsac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Balsac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Grands Causses (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (7km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (11km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (23km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (40km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Balsac is in the southern-centre of France at 12 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Balsac is 495 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balsac

Canton: Marcillac-Vallon

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12510

Distance to Balsac

from Rodez (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 495 km

from Calais: 729 km

from Nice: 393 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 617 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clairvaux-d'Aveyron, Druelle, Salles-la-Source and Valady.

This page in French: Visiter Balsac