Aveyron places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Aveyron department of Midi-Pyrenees. See also our Aveyron travel guide


photo of Belcastel

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and the castle combine to make Belcastel one of our favourite villages

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photo of Belmont-sur-Rance

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable to explore, and to see the Collegial church of Saint-Michel

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photo of Brousse-le-Chateau

Brousse-le-Chateau is an idyllic little village of steep cobbled streets on the banks of the Tarn and Alrance rivers

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Chateau de Bournazel

photo of Chateau de Bournazel

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

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Chateau de Najac

photo of Chateau de Najac

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

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photo of Conques

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination, the beautiful village of Conques is a highlight of any visit to Aveyron

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photo of Entraygues

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the village of Entraygues

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photo of Espalion

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge over the river and several other interesting historic monuments

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photo of Estaing

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monuments of note, including the Chateau d'Estaing

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La Couvertoirade

photo of La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the most complete fortified medieval villages in France

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La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

photo of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

The tiny village of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Gorges de la Dourbie, is well worth a pause to explore

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photo of Laguiole

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the famous knives made here, and seen at the fascinating Forge de Laguiole

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Le Don du Fel

photo of Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery

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photo of Millau

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town, well worth a visit when you are exploring this region

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Millau bridge

photo of Millau bridge

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern bridge designed by Norman Foster, one of the highest bridges in the world, and an imposing local monument

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photo of Najac

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle and ridgetop position mean you also have lovely views

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photo of Peyre

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre is listed among the most beautiful villages in France

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photo of Peyrusse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore, and also the chance to walk through the remains of the more ancient village

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photo of Rodez

In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the cathedral, and then choose between museums or shopping!

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photo of Saint-Come-d'Olt

The pilgrimage village of Saint-Côme-d'Olt, with its castle and unusual church, is listed among the 'most beautiful French villages'

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photo of Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt

After exploring the picturesque village at Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt you will find lots of scenic highlights in the surrounding countryside

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photo of Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

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

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photo of Severac-le-Chateau

The highlights here in Severac-le-Chateau include the castle and the ancient vaulted passages in the historic centre

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photo of Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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

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For more information see the Aveyron guide


Market towns & days in Aveyron

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Arvieu: Wednesday (high season only)
Aubin: Wednesday & Friday
Baraqueville: Sunday (high season only)
Cransac: Tuesday (high season only)
Decazeville: Tuesday & Friday
Entraygues: Tuesday & Wednesday (high season only)
Entraygues: Friday &
Espalion: Friday
Firmi: Saturday
Laissac: Tuesday
Millau: Wednesday & Friday
Mur-de-Barrez: Thursday
Najac: Sunday (high season only)
Naucelle: Saturday (high season only)
Rieupeyroux: Sunday (high season only)
Rodez: Wednesday & Saturday
Saint-Affrique: Thursday & Saturday
Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: Wednesday & Wednesday
Salles-Curan: Saturday (high season only)
Severac-le-Chateau: Thursday
Villefranche-de-Panat: Sunday (high season only)
Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Thursday

Tourist attractions to visit in Aveyron

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Towns of Art and History

Najac: Tourist guide

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes)

Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau)

Regional Natural Parcs

Grands Causses

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Villefranche-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Belcastel: Tourist guide

Brousse-le-Chateau: Tourist guide

Conques: Tourist guide

Estaing: Tourist guide

La Couvertoirade: Tourist guide

Najac: Tourist guide

Peyre: Tourist guide

Saint-Come-d'Olt: Tourist guide

Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt: Tourist guide

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Conques abbatiale Sainte-Foy (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Conques pont sur le Dourdou (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Espalion Pont Vieux (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Estaing pont sur le Lot (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

St Chely d'Aubrac pont des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes)