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Belcastel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Belcastel: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the castle combine to make Belcastel one of our favourite villages

Belcastel is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Belcastel. For detailed visitor information see the Belcastel travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Belcastel include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauveterre-de-Rouergue at 19 km and Rodez at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Belcastel, 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 Belcastel in Occitanie.

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

Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Bournazel guide
Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide
Rodez

Rodez

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Rodez guide
Peyrusse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to...

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide
 
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Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

at 24 km (direction west)

The 13th century bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is very much a...

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide
Conques

Conques

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination,...

See Conques guide
Vieillevie

Vieillevie

at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cantal department

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

See Vieillevie guide
Capdenac

Capdenac

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small...

See Capdenac guide
Estaing

Estaing

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Estaing guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of...

See Le Don du Fel guide
Figeac

Figeac

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic...

See Figeac guide
Mourjou

Mourjou

at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Cantal department

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in...

See Mourjou guide
Najac

Najac

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle...

See Najac guide
Faycelles

Faycelles

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Lot department

Although quite small, take the time to stroll around Faycelles...

See Faycelles guide

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

Map of places to visit near Belcastel

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Markets in and near Belcastel

  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Baraqueville: market Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (17km)
  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (24km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Belcastel, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Belcastel, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (43km)
  • Assier Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (15km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (43km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (20km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (31km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (32km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Belcastel is in the southern-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Belcastel is 497 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Belcastel

Canton: Rignac

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12390

Distance to Belcastel

from Rodez (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 497 km

from Calais: 731 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 236 km

from Strasbourg: 624 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Colombies, Mayran and Rignac.

This page in French: Visiter Belcastel

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