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Foissac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Faycelles at 6 km from Foissac

Visit Foissac: highlights and tourist information

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Foissac is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

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!



at 6 km (direction north-north-west), in the Lot department

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

See Faycelles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Lot department

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

See Capdenac guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east), in the Lot department

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

See Figeac guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


at 13 km (direction west), in the Lot department

The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant...

See Cajarc guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lot department

Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among the...

See Cardaillac guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Lot department

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among the highlights...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France,...

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Cantal department

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of...

See Maurs guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river...

See Cabrerets guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The village of Parisot is very small but also very...

See Parisot guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the castle...

See Belcastel guide

... 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

What to do at Foissac? 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

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

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

Foissac is in the southern-centre of France at 49 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Foissac is 484 kilometres from Paris).

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

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