Villefranche-de-Rouergue tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villefranche-de-Rouergue: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The 13th century bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is very much a traditional local town of the region

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

Tourist classifications for Villefranche-de-Rouergue include "recommended detour" and "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Najac at 16 km and Parisot at 17 km.

Villefranche-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 15 km (direction south-south-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 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Najac guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Parisot guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Lot department

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

See Cajarc guide


at 22 km (direction south-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 24 km (direction south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

Visitors to Espinas usually come here to visit the Chateau de Cas with its...

See Espinas guide


at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

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

See Varen guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

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

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

See Faycelles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Belcastel guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Tarn-et-Garonne department

The 14th century House of Wolves is just one of the interesting sights you...

See Caylus guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

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

See Capdenac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

The highlight in Sauveterre-de-Rouergue is surely the medieval houses and arcades in the central...

See Sauveterre-de-Rouergue guide

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

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Markets in and near Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Market days in Villefranche-de-Rouergue: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (0km)
  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Rieupeyroux: market Sunday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (22km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (26km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (29km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Naucelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (30km)

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

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (21km)
  • Assier Chateau (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Quercy (22km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (33km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (13km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (44km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (37km)

Geography and distances

Villefranche-de-Rouergue is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-de-Rouergue is 501 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Canton: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Arrondissement: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12200

Distance to Villefranche-de-Rouergue

from Rodez (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 501 km

from Calais: 734 km

from Nice: 425 km

from Bordeaux: 214 km

from Strasbourg: 642 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Rouquette, Maleville, Morlhon-le-Haut, Saint-Remy, Savignac and Toulonjac.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-de-Rouergue