The Top 10 unusual visits in Aveyron

Bozouls
The Top 10 unusual vi ...

Want to get off the beaten track? Visit unique and original sites? Immerse yourself in the most astonishing, unusual and unique sites and places in Aveyron, places to wonder how (did they install that here?), why (it doesn't make sense!), in short amaze and be surprised! Aveyron is a land that can also be very unexpected!

Photos from the article: Tarn Aveyron Guide or see credits in the Alt

1 The Rougiers of Camarès

The blushers of Camarès is an extraordinary site to discover during a walk in Aveyron. The red sandstone earth offers a surprising contrast of colors with the blue of the sky and the green nature. These atypical reliefs could almost bring to mind American Colorado. Pay attention, you are not the only one enjoying the show. You will be able to come across Lacaune dairy sheep, well known for the production of Roquefort which is made with their milk.

The blushers of Camarès
The Rougiers of Camarès

Auberge du Marronnier

Auberge du Marronnier
Auberge du Marronnier

Located in the heart of a very pretty village in South Aveyron with a magnificent collegiate church, on the Lacaune ...

10,1 km - Belmont-sur-Rance

Le Chat'O

Le Chat'O
Le Chat'O

Chat'O, charming guest rooms in the calm of the mountains in the Tarn This mansion, called a castle by the Nageols, ...

19,6 km - Nages

Les rives du lac Laouzas

Les rives du lac Laouzas
Les rives du lac Laouzas

Open from March 29 until October 13. The campsite and chalets "Les Rives du lac Laouzas", located on the edge of the ...

21,0 km - Nages

2 Bozouls and his hole

The Bozouls canyon, also called “Bozouls hole”, is incredible in its surface area with 400m in length and 100m in depth. Crossed by the Dourdou de Conques river, it allows you to enjoy a steep walk with your feet in the water, in a setting of the Andes Mountains. Open your eyes wide and share this flourishing vegetation with goats, sheep, horses and even llamas. The municipality has opted for eco-pastoralism, where animals naturally maintain the valley.

Bozouls
Bozouls

3 The Igues of Rouffiès and Py

The Igues de Py, near Compolibat and Ruffié, are gigantic stone chimneys. It's a nice place for a walk, there is a marked path to follow, which passes bridges and other developments. Treat yourself to a relaxing break at the foot of these immense natural columns.


4 The livestock market, in Laissac

The livestock market, in Laissac, 30 minutes from Rodez, is a visit worth the detour. This is the first livestock market in France organized every Tuesday morning, intended for professional sellers and buyers. You can still take a guided tour by reservation, before strolling through the producers' market in Laissac, to the rhythm of the music and the bustle of the village's shops.

Shop Roquefort Gabriel COULET

Shop Roquefort Gabriel COULET
Shop Roquefort Gabriel COULET

History begins in the XIXth Century (in 1872), when Guilhaume COULET, inhabitant of Roquefort, undertakes to dig a ...

47,0 km - Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

Rayssaguel Farm

Rayssaguel Farm
Rayssaguel Farm

The Rayssaguel Farm is above all a family affair. Attached to their Lands like a tree to its roots, Paul and Renée ...

71,3 km - Cambon

Couleur Café Albi

Couleur Café Albi
Couleur Café Albi

COULEUR Café, roaster & coffee shop! We welcome you in our two shops in the Tarn, in Castres and Albi. Our coffee ...

71,6 km - Albi



5 The Viaur viaduct


The Viaur viaduct is a unique structure created by engineer Paul Bodin. It forms the link between Aveyron and Tarn, with its 3,800 tonnes of steel on the sides of the valley. In the heart of Ségala, you can admire this majestic building of the Gô area, the Paul Bodin area or the Yunnan area.

Viaur Viaduct Photo: calips-cc-by-sa-3.0
Viaur Viaduct Photo: jean-jacques-lasmolles-cc-by-sa-4.0

6 The City of Stones of Montpellier-le-Vieux

Come see great chaos! A chaos is a pile of rocks, resulting from the natural phenomenon of erosion or meteorological events, which give rise to astonishing landscapes, rather surreal and strange... In Montpellier-le-Vieux, it is 120 ha of nature leisure park set in the largest rock labyrinth in Europe, which will offer you pleasant walks. Louis de Funès aficionados will recognize some of the landscapes of La Grande Vadrouille... There is also a small tourist train, a via ferrata and other activities on site.

Montpellier-le-vieux Photo: Henk-Monster--CC-BY-3.0

Capion

Capion
Capion

Capion, a restaurant with refined cuisine in the city center of Millau Passion is at the heart of this gourmet and ...

81 m - Millau

L'Aloko

L'Aloko
L'Aloko

In our restaurant, we offer an original cuisine, composed of dishes from our region, but also recipes from elsewhere ...

562 m - Millau

Le Relays du Chasteau

Le Relays du Chasteau
Le Relays du Chasteau

Welcome to Relays du Chasteau in Aveyron. For five generations, our family has welcomed lovers of peace and good ...

38,0 km - Brousse-le-Château


7 River on Tarn and its castle

The rocky prow of the Château de Peyrelade is a true impregnable fortress! It’s incongruous and unusual, who had the idea of building there? How ? Since the 11th century in the Tarn Valley, it has been a place of observation... You can visit it from June to September and admire it the rest of the year, it is truly a unique place.

Peyrelade Castle
Château de Peyrelade Photo: bzgru-cc-by-sa-3.0


8 Tours of “Roc del Thaluc” in Peyrusse-le-Roc

Another site where we wonder why they built there in this place and how? The two towers of Roc del Thaluc in Peyrusse-le-Roc are perched at the top of a rocky promontory. It is a romantic and beautiful place at sunset.

Peyrelusse le Roc Phoo: Krzysztof Golik CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed


9 The Wild Child Trail in Lacaune


Do you know the tragic story of Victor de l'Aveyron, a wild child discovered in the Lacaune Forest in the early 1800s? Seen in the region, a child of around 10 years old, behaving like an animal, been hunted for several years, until he was finally caught. Attempts were made to “civilize” him, subjecting him to tests and experiments, he was then exhibited in Paris as a fairground animal and died in the 1840s. To find out more about the wild child of Aveyron, follow the trail interpretation center “ In the Footsteps of the Wild Child in the Lacaune forest.


Salaisons Ray-Gal de Lacaune

Salaisons Ray-Gal de Lacaune
Salaisons Ray-Gal de Lacaune

Ray-Gal de LACAUNE, a cured meat close to its terroir. Come and meet a passionate family based in Lacaune who are ...

1,3 km - Lacaune

La Cave de Laurent

La Cave de Laurent
La Cave de Laurent

La Cave de Laurent, the essential address for quality bottles in Castres Laurent and Fanny are passionate wine ...

38,0 km - Castres

Pâtisserie Signovert

Pâtisserie Signovert
Pâtisserie Signovert

La Pâtisserie Signovert, an artisanal brand not to be missed in Castres Pastry shop, confectionery, chocolate shop ...

38,1 km - Castres


10 La Couvertoirade

It is an entirely mineral village. La Couvertoirade is surprising with its homogeneous appearance, it is as if hardened against the natural elements.


We hope to have given you some good ideas to consider your stay in Aveyron from a new angle!


La Couvertoirade


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