La Couvertoirade tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the most complete fortified medieval villages in France

La Couvertoirade 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 La Couvertoirade. For detailed visitor information see the La Couvertoirade travel guide.

Tourist classifications for La Couvertoirade 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 La Couvertoirade in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lodeve at 20 km and Avene at 24 km.

La Couvertoirade, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lunas and area

Lunas and area

at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Herault department

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs'...

See Lunas and area guide


at 20 km (direction south), in the Herault department

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit...

See Lodeve guide


at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Herault department

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old...

See Avene guide
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

The tiny village of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Gorges de la Dourbie, is well...

See La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite guide
Le Vigan

Le Vigan

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Gard department

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within the Cevennes...

See Le Vigan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Herault department

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can see it...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town, well worth a visit when...

See Millau guide
Le Lac-du-Salagou

Le Lac-du-Salagou

at 29 km (direction south), in the Herault department

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and...

See Le Lac-du-Salagou guide
Millau bridge

Millau bridge

Bridge at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern bridge designed by Norman Foster,...

See Millau bridge guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Lozere department

The small rivers that meet in the centre of the town and the lively...

See Meyrueis guide
Gorges de la Jonte

Gorges de la Jonte

Scenery at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Lozere department

Less dramatic and less well known than the Gorges du Tarn north of here,...

See Gorges de la Jonte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre is listed among the most...

See Peyre guide
Cirque de Moureze

Cirque de Moureze

at 33 km (direction south), in the Herault department

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles in northern Languedoc-Roussillon...

See Cirque de Moureze guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Herault department

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are exploring the...

See Clermont-l'Herault guide

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

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Markets in and near La Couvertoirade

  • Le Vigan: market Saturday (25km)
  • Millau: market Wednesday & Friday (28km)
  • Valleraugue: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (33km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (34km)
  • Saint-Affrique: market Thursday & Saturday (35km)
  • Bedarieux: market Monday all day (35km)
  • Lamalou-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (40km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (43km)
  • Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: market Tuesday & Friday (44km)

More information about La Couvertoirade, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near La Couvertoirade, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Grands Causses (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des Sambucs (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque de Vissec (12km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (25km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (26km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (30km)
  • Mont Aigoual (31km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (33km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (33km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (34km)
  • Aven Armand (grotte) (34km)
  • Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux (36km)
  • Céressou (41km)
  • Mont Caroux (43km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (62km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (5km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Maison des vautours (vultures) (32km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (54km)

Geography and distances

La Couvertoirade is in the southern-centre of France at 77 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: La Couvertoirade is 555 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Couvertoirade

Canton: Nant

Arrondissement: Millau

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12230

Distance to La Couvertoirade

from Rodez (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 555 km

from Calais: 790 km

from Nice: 318 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

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

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Caylar and Le Cros.

This page in French: Visiter La Couvertoirade