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Montsales tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Faycelles at 9 km from Montsales

Visit Montsales: highlights and tourist information

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Montsales is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Faycelles at 9 km and Cajarc at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montsales, 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 Montsales in Occitanie.

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

Faycelles

Faycelles

at 9 km (direction north-north-east), in the Lot department

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

See Faycelles guide
Cajarc

Cajarc

at 9 km (direction west), in the Lot department

The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant place to visit...

See Cajarc guide
Capdenac

Capdenac

Most Beautiful Village at 13 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
Figeac

Figeac

at 14 km (direction north-east), in the Lot department

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

See Figeac guide
 
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Peyrusse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc

at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide
Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide
Cardaillac

Cardaillac

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lot department

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

See Cardaillac guide
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west), in the Lot department

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

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide
Cabrerets

Cabrerets

at 24 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river best known for...

See Cabrerets guide
Parisot

Parisot

at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Parisot guide
Lacapelle-Marival

Lacapelle-Marival

at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lot department

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

See Lacapelle-Marival guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Bournazel guide
Najac

Najac

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south)

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle and ridgetop...

See Najac guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 30 km (direction south)

Najac castle is the impressive ruins of a 13th century castle in...

See Chateau de Najac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montsales

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Markets in and near Montsales

  • Figeac: market Saturday (14km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (17km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (18km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (23km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (28km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (30km)

More information about Montsales, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Montsales, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Assier Chateau (22km)
  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (32km)
  • Chateau Montal (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Quercy (34km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (42km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (44km)

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 (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montsales is in the southern-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Montsales is 486 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montsales

Canton: Villeneuve

Arrondissement: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12260

Distance to Montsales

from Rodez (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 486 km

from Calais: 718 km

from Nice: 433 km

from Bordeaux: 204 km

from Strasbourg: 634 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Montsales 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, Foissac, Frontenac, La Capelle-Balaguier, Larroque-Toirac, Montbrun, Ols-et-Rinhodes, Saint-Pierre-Toirac and Saujac.

This page in French: Visiter Montsales

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