Foissac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Foissac: highlights and tourist information

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Foissac is situated in the Aveyron department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the southern-centre of France at 49 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Foissac is 484 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Faycelles at 6 km and Capdenac at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Foissac, 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 Foissac 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 Foissac

Markets in and near Foissac

  • Figeac: market Saturday (11km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (18km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (22km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (25km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (27km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Foissac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Foissac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Foissac.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Assier Chateau (21km)
  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (35km)
  • Chateau Montal (41km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Causses du Quercy (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Quercy (37km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (41km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (30km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (32km)
  • Gouffre de Padirac (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (45km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Foissac

Canton: Capdenac-Gare

Arrondissement: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12260

Distance to Foissac

from Rodez (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 484 km

from Calais: 716 km

from Nice: 430 km

from Bordeaux: 207 km

from Strasbourg: 631 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambeyrac, Balaguier-d'Olt, Causse-et-Diege, Faycelles, Frontenac, Larroque-Toirac, Montsales, Ols-et-Rinhodes, Saint-Pierre-Toirac and Salles-Courbaties.

This page in French: Visiter Foissac