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".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauveterre-de-Rouergue at 19 km and Rodez at 20 km.

Belcastel, France: places to visit and attractions

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, in Aveyron...

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Rodez guide


at 20 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 24 km (direction west)

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

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide


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

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

See Conques guide
Conques Abbey

Conques Abbey

Abbey at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Espeyrac guide


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

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

See Vieillevie guide


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 but very picturesque...

See Capdenac guide


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

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

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 artworks and pottery...

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Le Fel

Le Fel

at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Fel guide


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

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic buildings and streets to explore...

See Figeac guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Belcastel


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


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