Espalion tourism and travel guide

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Visit Espalion: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge over the river and several other interesting historic monuments

Espalion 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 Espalion. For detailed visitor information see the Espalion travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Estaing at 8 km and Sainte-Eulalie-d\'Olt at 16 km.

Espalion, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Come-d'Olt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Estaing guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the famous knives...

See Laguiole guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Entraygues guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Espeyrac guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rodez guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Don du Fel guide
Le Fel

Le Fel

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Fel guide


at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Cantal department

Montsalvy is an 11th century town with an interesting historic centre...

See Montsalvy guide
Conques Abbey

Conques Abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Conques Abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Conques guide


at 31 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 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cantal department

Junhac is a pretty village of Cantal, with an attractive church...

See Junhac guide

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Map of places to visit near Espalion


Markets in and near Espalion

Market days in Espalion: weekly market: Friday;

  • Espalion: market Friday (0km)
  • Laissac: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (21km)
  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (31km)
  • Severac-le-Chateau: market Thursday (33km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (36km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (36km)
  • Salles-Curan: market Saturday - seasonal market only (38km)

More information about Espalion, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Espalion, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Trou de Bozouls (7km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (18km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (28km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Espalion is in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Espalion is 483 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Espalion

Canton: Espalion

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12500

Distance to Espalion

from Rodez (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 483 km

from Calais: 718 km

from Nice: 371 km

from Bordeaux: 266 km

from Strasbourg: 591 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessuejouls, Bozouls, Coubisou and Saint-Come-d'Olt.

This page in French: Visiter Espalion