Vieillevie travel guide

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Vieillevie is a village about 30 kilometres east of Figeac in the Cantal department of France. The village is on the border between the departments of Cantal and Aveyron (hence also the border between the regions of Auvergne and Midi-Pyrenees).

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Vieillevie is a lovely medieval village (if very small - there are only about 100 inhabitants) which sits on the edge of the river Lot, with a small cluster of traditional houses spread along the riverside.

Castle in centre of Vieillevie

Dominating the village is the Chateau Fort of Vieillevie which was built during the 11-13th centuries and altered in the Renaissance period (15-16th centuries). A tour of the imposing turreted castle reveals its underground defences, its dungeon, defensive positions throughout the castle as well as its medieval kitchens and large Renaissance rooms.

Also in the centre of Vieillevie you can see the Church of Saint-Laurent, with an attractive interior of stone arches.

After strolling through the centre of Vieillevie you can also wander over the bridge on the river to get some lovely views of Vieillevie and along the valley of the river Lot.

On the edge of the village, the Ferme de LaVidalie offers wine and cheese tasting. The cheese is a delicious goats cheese which has won many awards.

There is a large canoe base nearby and it is a lovely peaceful stretch of river for canoeing.

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Attractions nearby

There is a great deal to enjoy in the region, one of our favourite parts of France, both in terms of scenery and picturesque villages.

The village of Conques is just a few kilometres from Vieillevie and unmissable if you are in the area - it is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and has an impressive abbey church.

Another very lovely village is a little further south at Belcastel - again, well worth the excursion.

Explore elsewhere in the Massif Central. You can find more travel ideas in the Cantal guide and the Auvergne guide.

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Conques Abbey

Conques Abbey

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Address: Vieillevie, Montsalvy, Aurillac, Auvergne, 15120, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.646111, longitude 2.418333

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