7 walking circuits

Relive the great pilgrimage adventure en route to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle and discover a magical section of the Via Podiensis (GR 65) that crosses the département of the Aveyron.

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At the foot of a fault that separates the Causse and the Ségala, at the confluence of two rivers, the Aveyron and the Alzou, surrounded by hills, this site seduced master-builders to establish the bastide royale of Villefranche de Rouergue from 1252.

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In this austere and wild landscape, at the confluence of the gorges cut by the Ouche and the Dourdou valley, nestles the UNESCO world heritage village of Conques that seems to be lost in time.

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At the confluence of the Dourbie and the Durzon, this large amphitheatre that for centuries was the garden of the Rouergue, evokes the coming together of earth and water, from where the name Nant derives.

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The Laussac promontory or presqu’île de Laussac, from the village of Thérondels, near the Monts du Cantal: an easy approach to the wild gorges of the Truyère and Sarrans lake, with exceptional views.

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Towards the chapelle d'Aurelle:  After having climbed the foothills of the Aubrac and followed the crest overlooking the Boraldes, you reach a much protected site with its basaltic organs and its lava flows.

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Between Millau and Rodez, the village of Pont-de-Salars is the gateway to the Lévézou lakes and the deep narrow Viaur valley. Visit Saint-Georges-de-Camboulas on your way with its 14th century church, its 16th century oratory and its mysterious tomb cut into the stone.

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