Espalion tourism and travel guide

Photo of Espalion in Aveyron

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

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.

Espalion is situated in the Aveyron department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Espalion is 483 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Estaing at 8 km and Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espalion, 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 Espalion in Occitanie.

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


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

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

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)

  • La Canourgue (37km)
  • Aumont-Aubrac (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc à loups du Gévaudan (wolves) (37km)
  • Maison des vautours (vultures) (53km)

Geography and distances

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