Leaving from Sévérac-le-Château, where one finds the sources of the Aveyron, the river will naturally take you to Rodez, a town which has existed for over two millennia. Situated at the heart of the Aveyron, the prefecture or county town will welcome you to the shade of its cathedral that is reputed to have the most beautiful bell tower in France. Then the river will take you towards Belcastel and architectural gems such as the Rouergue bastides and the numerous châteaux.
On the edge of the Monts d’Aubrac, the Lot valley stretches from Saint-Laurent-d’Olt to Salvagnac. It contains numerous villages of character: Saint-Geniez d’Olt, Sainte-Eulalie d’Olt, Saint-Côme d’Olt, Espalion, Estaing. At Entraygues-sur-Truyère, the Lot widens its riverbed and flows more serenely between Capdenac and Salvagnac.
From the temult of the Gorges du Tarn to the north of Millau, to the Raspes and the Tarn valley flowing more calmly towards Brousse le Château, the river Tarn passes through extraordinary scenery. If your eyes have had their fill, then your body will be able to get some exercise with the multitude of sporting activities adapted to the area around the river.