8 unmissables

Conques

A mecca for culture lovers and one of the “Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées”, the village of Conques, major stop on the Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, holds an exceptional Romanesque heritage. The new stained glass windows in the abbey-church, the work of Pierre Soulages, respect the Romanesque austerity and its symbols and at the same time glorify it.

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Najac

Its architectural heritage and its natural environment have enabled this Bastide du Rouergue to be classed amongst the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (most beautiful villages in France), to boast the title of "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" and to recently join the "Grands Sites Midi-Pyrénées" with Villefranche de Rouergue.

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Rodez

County town of the département, Rodez constitutes an ideal starting point for discovering the Aveyron. But before you leave to visit further a field, take a stroll around the pedestrianised streets and discover its rich past.

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Roquefort

To the south of the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, you will find the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon. It is here and nowhere else that are the caves in which is produced the world famous Roquefort cheese.

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Causse

Plunge into history. At the heart of the Grands Causses, on the immense Larzac plateau, discover the Order of these Knights through the 5 villages.

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Sylvanès

It’s in the deep south of the Aveyron, after the Rougier de Camarès, that you will find Sylvanès. As soon as you arrive in the village, you will be impressed by the imposing Cistercian abbey.

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Viaduc de Millau

"Spectaculaire! Amazing! Wunderbar! Impressionnant! Splendide!"
Suspended between sky and earth, with its slender lines and appearance of a sailing boat, Millau viaduct makes you dream and meets with everyone’s approval. A human challenge, technological prowess, dimensions that take your breath away, perfect integration with the surrounding landscape: it strikes the perfect balance!

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