Sauveterre-de-Rouergue tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sauveterre-de-Rouergue: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and arcades in the central square

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue 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 Sauveterre-de-Rouergue. For detailed visitor information see the Sauveterre-de-Rouergue travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Sauveterre-de-Rouergue include "town of art and history" and "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 Sauveterre-de-Rouergue in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Monesties at 24 km and Rodez at 25 km.

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction )

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

See Belcastel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Tarn department

There is much more to discover in Monesties than you would expect in such...

See Monesties guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the cathedral, and then choose...

See Rodez guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Najac guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Najac guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Tarn department

Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in France with a great...

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide


at 34 km (direction west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

At Varen you can see the Chateau du Doyenné and nice riverside views...

See Varen guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-east)

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on the banks of...

See Brousse-le-Chateau guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The small bastide town of Verfeil-sur-Seye has a nice centre with a market hall...

See Verfeil-sur-Seye guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn department

Albi is quite a remarkable town, with a substantial and beautiful centre and sensational...

See Albi guide
Albi cathedral

Albi cathedral

Cathedral at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn department

Albi cathedral is remarkable for its brick exterior, and the large area of renaissance...

See Albi cathedral guide

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Markets in and near Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Baraqueville: market Sunday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (23km)
  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (27km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Arvieu: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Saint-Juery: market Thursday (32km)
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (28km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (34km)
  • Jardins de Quercy (35km)
  • Parc Rochegude (35km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (25km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (31km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (42km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is in the southern-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is 515 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Canton: Baraqueville-Sauveterre

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12800

Distance to Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

from Rodez (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 515 km

from Calais: 749 km

from Nice: 400 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 639 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sauveterre-de-Rouergue from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cabanes, Camjac, Castelmary, Gramond, Naucelle, Pradinas and Quins.

This page in French: Visiter Sauveterre-de-Rouergue