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In Occitanie, south of the Massif Central, between Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand and Montpellier, Aveyron is one of the largest departments in France, but also one of the wildest.
Aveyron is a department with endless possibilities. Its heritage, its culture, its exceptional and varied natural sites offer visitors exceptional moments. Preserved nature and pure sensations are at the rendezvous in this land of emotion.
The essentials of Aveyron
The Millau viaduct has now become one of the symbols of Aveyron. But there are so many others. Because Aveyron is also and above all Larzac, Aubrac or the Grands Causses. During your stay, do not miss the cellars of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon for a cheese tasting. And for the greediest, let yourself be seduced by the aligot, the tripous or the fouace. Meals that have passed through the generations for the greatest pleasure of your taste buds.
Remarkable natural sites
The chaos of Montpellier-le-Vieux, now called Cité des Pierres, the rougier de Camarès, the Aubrac plateau, the Larzac causse and the Boralde valley have made the fame of Aveyron. But in this territory, each valley, each causse and each torrent deserves our attention. The change of scenery is total.
In Aveyron, not less than 10 typical villages are classified among the most beautiful villages in France. Of remains and monuments from all periods of history also coexist. The Tiergues Dolmen, Belcastel Castle, Sylvanès Abbey, Pont Vieux and the sites of the Templar Hospitallers are among the historic gems of this department.
Sports in nature
In Aveyron, nature sports and leisure are king. Everything is possible. Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, white water sports. The only limit will be your energy! If you like to walk, don't miss the Carladè hikess, or the stages of the road to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle on the GR 65.