Villefranche-de-Rouergue tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron

Visit Villefranche-de-Rouergue: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

Villefranche-de-Rouergue is situated in the Aveyron department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-de-Rouergue is 501 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parisot at 17 km and Peyrusse-le-Roc at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue, 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 Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Occitanie.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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

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

  • Causses du Quercy (37km)

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Canton: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Arrondissement: Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

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