Le Jardin de la Mothe

Jardin remarquable

Come and discover a splendid English garden in the hamlet of the Mothe in Salles Courbatiers. The garden has obtained the label "Jardin Remarquable". We have renovated the barn and installed a grand piano which enables us to organise concerts in the garden. Each weekend and in summer the garden propose homemade drinks and pastry.

Le Jardin de la Mothe
La Mothe, 12260 Salles-Courbatiès

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La Coulée de Lave

A must not to be missed the 'lava stream of Roquelaure'. Incorrectly named, because this actually is a mass of fallen basalt rocks stretched over the hills of Roquelaure, above the village of Saint- Côme-d'Olt and the Lot Valley.

La Coulée de Lave, 12500 Lassouts

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Jardin Botanique de l'Aubrac

Jardin Botanique de l'Aubrac (Botanical Garden of the Aubrac) - New for 2011 - discovery area dedicated to wild plants of the Aubrac. For everybody: children and adults (individuals, families, groups, school trips...).

Association Jardin Botanique de l'Aubrac
Village d'Aubrac, 12470 St-Chély-d'Aubrac
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 44 65 84

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Fontaine de St Urbain

St Urbain, former Gallo-Roman site, located between Campagnac and the exchanger 41. Its small heritage represents life in the past: fountain with double coving, bread oven....

Fontaine de St Urbain, 12560 Campagnac

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Aire naturelle de La Roque

Relax here with the family on the banks of the Viaur between the villages of Bellecombe and La Roque, just south of La Salvetat Peyrales. Just beside the river Viaur, which separates the Aveyron from the Tarn, you'll find all you need here for a relaxing day in the sunshine- picnic tables, barbecues, covered seating area and toilets, all in a beautiful riverside setting. From here you can also follow walk no 9 of the Family Rambles to the chapel at Murat.

AIRE NATURELLE LA ROQUE, 12440 La Salvetat-Peyralès

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Hungry Bird Tours

Discover the true essence of the Southern Aveyron. Enjoy the bird-life and beautiful landscape whilst you sample some of our local delicacies.

Hungry Bird Tours
rue du Barry, 12400 St-Félix-de-Sorgues
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 99 16 81

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Sentier botanique

1h walk (return to the dry lawn) or loop of 2h. Approx. fifteen panels on the trees of various natural environments (identification, use, legends...) Free access throughout the years

sentier botanique, 12780 St-Léons
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 61 80 52

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Visite commentée de Bozouls

An accompanied visit to discover the village of Bozouls, built around the canyon: its history, its heritage, the formation of the canyon, its Romanesque church.

Office de Tourisme
2 bis Place de La Mairie, 12340 Bozouls
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 48 50 52

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MOULIN DE CASTEL

Visit the mill with video presentation of the restoration and demonstration of milling. Micro production of electricity. Exhibition of photos of the local flora and fauna. Shaded 2km botanical path.

MOULIN DE CASTEL
Le Moulin de Castel, 12200 La Rouquette
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 29 64 41 - 33 (0)7 84 00 28 18

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Tourbière des Founs à Arvieu

Below the Rocher du Diable on the road between Arvieu and Bonneviale. It is a humid area with a very rich (sphagnum, drosera, water clover, cotton grass...) and particularly rare flora. The council has implemented a course of educational and pastoral valuation to enable the curious discovering the value of that natural space.

Tourbière des Founs
Route de Bonneviale, 12120 Arvieu

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Eglise et Jardin botanique Saint-Xist

Saint Xist is situated in the commune of Clapier, between this village and that of Fondamente. It's bell-tower completes its elegant architecture and serves as a landmark for the small hamlet nestling at its feet. At he foot of the plateau du Guilhaumard, reputed for its rich flora and fauna, come and discover the Saint Xist botanical garden.

Eglise et Jardin botanique Saint-Xist
Saint-Xist, 12540 Le Clapier
Telephone : 33 (0)9 75 51 54 32

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LIGUE POUR LA PROTECTION DES OISEAUX

In the natural surroundings of the Grands Causses, discover nearly 100 couples of Griffon vultures as well as numerous other species of birds with the "Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux" (Birds Protection League).

LIGUE POUR LA PROTECTION DES OISEAUX, 12720 Peyreleau
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 62 61 40

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NORIA, LA MAISON DE L'EAU

Ancient restored 13th century watermill converted into a centre dedicated to water, NORIA welcomes you in the heart of the village of Saint Jean du Bruel.

NORIA MAISON DE L'EAU
Rue du Moulin, 12230 St-Jean-du-Bruel
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 62 20 32

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Sources de l'Aveyron

At 2km from Sévérac-le-Château, the river Aveyron has its source. Enjoy the picnic tables and this shaded space to make a little stop!

Sources de l'Aveyron
Sévérac-le-Château, 12150 Sévérac-d'Aveyron
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 47 67 31

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CHATEAU ET JARDIN DE BOURNAZEL

1 star

Private renaissance château, listed Historic Monument. Major edifice of southern France for its innovative architecture and remarkable sculpted decoration. Visits of the exterior and north wing.

CHATEAU DE BOURNAZEL
Le Bourg, 12390 Bournazel
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 80 81 99

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Maison du bois

The maison du bois (wooden house) is an extension of the discovery trail on the theme of wood and the forest.

Maison du bois
Le Bourg, 12600 Taussac
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 66 02 45

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Site de la Plancelle

east of Campagnac the site of la Plancelle provides a spectacular panoramaof the Lot Valley and Aubrac, the villages of Verteilhac and Canilhac in the Lozère.

Site de la Plancelle, 12560 Campagnac

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Borne géodésique

The highest point of the commune lies just to the north of the town at a height of 804 metres. (Follow the D911 towards Villefranche then the road on the right signposted for the Chapel). Here you can take in the panoramic views from the Massif Central to the Pyrenées. The orientation table lets you identify the towns, villages and mountains both near and far. Beside the viewpoint there is also a triangulation point made from a solid block of granite.

BORNE GEODESIQUE, 12240 Rieupeyroux

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Le cheval du Roi

This huge granite rock in the form of a horses back weighs between 5 and 6 tons and may once have formed part of a dolmen- what is intriguing however, is how it got to its present site on the heights above the village of Flauzins, where the geology is schist, not granite

LE CHEVAL DU ROI, 12440 Lescure-Jaoul

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Sentier d'Interprétation de la Hêtraie

The interpretation path of the beech in the forest Domaniale du Lagast animated with informative panels on a length of 2800 metres will enable you to discover the forest ecosystem, the development of beech, from the beechnut to the adult tree, as well as the fauna and flora.

Sentier d'Interprétation de la Hêtraie
Forêt du lagast, 12120 Auriac-Lagast
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 46 70 81

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Site de la Vinzelle

La Vinzelle, perched on a rock shard overlooks the Lot, hamlet of the municipality of Grand-Vabre, at 15 kilometres of Conques.

Site de la Vinzelle
Grand-Vabre, 12320 Conques-en-Rouergue

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Cirque de Tournemire et Maison du Plésiosaure

Come and step back in time to the Jurassic period! The Tournemire amphitheatre situated between the Roquefort caves and the Templar and Hospitaller sites is an outstanding geological area. At its entrance, is a 180 million-year-old complete skeleton of an extinct marine dinosaur, the Occitanosaurus tournemirensis which was discovered fossilized in the “grey clay soils.” A copy of the original skeleton is exhibited in the House of Plesiosaur located in the heart of the village.

Cirque de Tournemire et Maison du Plésiosaure
Avenue Hippolyte Puech, 12250 Tournemire
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 59 90 86

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Les Bateliers du Viaduc

Let your boatmaster guide you and discover the treasures of our region: fauna, flora, geology, listed village and Viaduct of Millau.

Les Bateliers du Viaduc
Chalet d'accueil Place du 19 mars, 12100 Creissels
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 59 12 41

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Le Puech Monseigne

Orientation table with pretty 360° view of the viaduct of Millau, the gorges du Tarn, the Cévennes, the Larzac, the mountains of Auvergne... Ladybirds congregate here at the end of the summer.

Le Puech Monseigne, 12620 St-Laurent-de-Lévézou

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GROTTE PRÉHISTORIQUE DE FOISSAC

Guide du Routard

Come and visit the prehistoric vestiges preserved on site. Underground quarries, graves and prehistoric reserves. Naturally coloured limestone concretions. Recreated prehistoric park, animals and display of the flora.

GROTTE PRÉHISTORIQUE DE FOISSAC, 12260 Foissac
Telephone : 33 (0)6 19 12 98 28 - 33 (0)5 65 64 60 52

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LA MAISON DE L'AUBRAC

Discover the Aubrac in all its dimensions: its nature, its history, its culture, its economy, its gastronomy, its traditions... through the seasons.

LA MAISON DE L'AUBRAC
Aubrac, 12470 St-Chély-d'Aubrac
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 44 67 90

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Table d'interprétation de Novis

In Novis, come and contemplate the wide open spaces! First discover the village, a small village perched on the Causse with remarkable architecture and a 360° panorama. Three interpretation tables will allow you to read and understand the landscapes around you...

Table d'interprétation de Novis
Novis, Sévérac-le-Château, 12150 Sévérac-d'Aveyron

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MAISON NATALE DE JEAN-HENRI FABRE

Birth place of Jean-Henri FABRE. Visit: life and work of Jean-Henri FABRE, discover the setting of his childhood life. Displays: in the village, in the insect garden, along the botanical path. Itinerant exhibitions (under the microscope, history of a log, the world of butterflies).

MAISON NATALE DE JEAN-HENRI FABRE, 12780 St-Léons
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 58 50 50

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Puech de Buzeins

You will discover a magnificent panorama of the Haute vallée de l'Aveyron from the Puech de Buzeins!

Puech de Buzeins
Buzeins, 12150 Sévérac-d'Aveyron
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 47 67 31

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Musée Jean BOUDOU

This museum in the heart of the village of Saint Laurent d'Olt, holds documents on the works of Jean Boudou, Occitan writer, and sculptures by Lucien Girma. Temporary exhibitions are added each summer.

Musée Jean BOUDOU
Le Bourg, 12560 St-Laurent-d'Olt

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DOLMENS TOUR

Indulge yourself a sample of the great dolmens variety in southern-Aveyron, thanks to our discovery driving tour starting from Saint-Affrique (35 km).

Circuit des dolmens
Boulevard de Verdun Office de Tourisme du Pays de Roquefort et du Saint-Affricain. Antenne de Saint-Affrique, 12400 St-Affrique
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 98 12 40

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Parc de Loisirs Nature de Montpellier-Le-Vieux

Come and discover along an extraordinary walk, this unusual world of strange rock formations. Water, wind and time have sculpted this fantastic place in the grey stone of the Causse Noir.

PARC DE LOISIRS NATURE DE MONTPELLIER LE VIEUX
Le Maubert Le Maubert, 12100 Millau
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 60 66 30 - 33 (0)4 66 45 67 38

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Point de vue et Table d'orientation

Just above the village and overlooking the Aveyron valley, this viewpoint is the ideal way to understand man's influence on the surrounding countryside. To find it, take the road from Previnquières towards the river and turn right before the bridge towards le Bouyssou. You'll find the viewpoint after about 3km at a bend in the road on the edge of the woods.

TABLE d'ORIENTATION, 12350 Prévinquières

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Site naturel de la Presqu'île de Laussac

It's perhaps the most romantic place in the Aveyron, in any case a pearl placed on Sarrans lake that astonishes visitors. A green island that protects a superb chapel (11th century listed historic monument) sheltering the relics of Saint Gausbert. A magical place.

Site naturel de la Presqu'île de Laussac
Laussac, 12600 Thérondels
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 66 02 62

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Le Jardin des plantes

Garden of 4000m2 located in the rural decor of the Viaur valley. Discover the magic of the roses, the charm of the ponds, admire the lilies, the clematitites, the peony bushes, the hibiscus...

Le Jardin des plantes
Mourot, 12120 Cassagnes-Bégonhès
Telephone : 33 (0)5 65 62 86 83

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