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Espeyrac is a small village in the north of the Aveyron department, a few kilometres from Entraygues-sur-Truyère.

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France This Way review: although it is a small village, Espeyrac has some lovely buildings and you will enjoy a wander along the streets of the village

Narrow street in centre of Espeyrac

Espeyrac is situated in a natural valley of Aveyron, surrounded by hills covered in fields and forests of chestnut trees and on the route of one of the main pilgrim paths that lead to Santiago de Compostela.

The principal monument in the village is the Church of Saint-Peter of Espeyrac. Although not particularly noteworthy in terms of architecture, it is an attractive stone church with a stone tower feauring open arches and a steep slate roofed steeple.

Next to the church is a very lovely house dominated by a beautiful, tall slate roof and two chimneys. From here you can stroll around the streets behind the church, to see an interesting selection of houses, with the occasional colombage house among the predominantly stone architecture.

 
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You will notice various small characteristics of interest in the streets of Espeyrac, such as a small stone fountain, and a small tower on the side of one of the houses.

You can see another interesting religious relic on the edge of the village next to the bridge, the Cross of Espeyrac, which is very old and very eroded but appears to represent a character in the shape of a cross, or Jesus on the cross.

You will see other crosses and religious monuments if you follow one of the trails that can be explored around Espeyrac, including walking part of the GR65, the pilgrim path, as well as being able to prifit from the charming scenery.

Although facilities are very limited in the village, you will find a small 'general store' for your basic needs.

Church in Espeyrac

Attractions nearby

The principal attractions near Espeyrac in the noth of the Aveyron department are the historic centre of Entraygues, a few kilometres to the east of here, and the beautiful pilgrimage destination of Conques, to the west of here.

A short distance to the north, Le Fel is best known for its contemporary pottery centre but the village of Le Fel, while small is very pretty and in an impressive location high up a hillside.

You can find more travel ideas in the Aveyron guide and the Midi-Pyrenees guide.

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Address: Espeyrac, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, 12140, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.6139, longitude 2.5111

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