Tourism - Aveyron

The department of Aveyron is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It is surrounded by the Tarn, the Tarn-et-Garonne, the Lot, the Hérault, the Gard, the Lozère, and the Cantal departments. Three main plateau compose the department: Aubrac, Lévézou and Larzac. The highest point in Aveyron is the summit of Mailhebuau at 1469 m. Aveyron contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. Well-known tourist attractions are the castle of Najac, a medieval ruin, and the many beautiful old castles and monasteries such as Conques Abbey, Sylvanès Abbey, Bonneval Abbey and Loc-Dieu Abbey, located near Martiel in a region with many dolmens. The small city of Millau is the site of the world's tallest bridge, the Millau viaduct.

Activities include horseriding, fishing, swimming in the Lévézou Lake and hiking. The inhabitants are also very good craftsmen. Examples include the couteau de Laguiole, the world famous Roquefort cheese, from the village of the same name and other local produce. Markets take place every Saturday on market places around the region.

Top tourist cities in Aveyron


Tourism Rodez

Rodez is the main city of the Aveyron department housing nearly 25 000 inhabitants. City of history, in the heart of the Aveyron, between Millau Viaduct and Conques, Rodez offers all the good sides of a City in the countryside. Proud of its past wealth, Rodez has made ...

Must : Haras National de Rodez, Musée Fenaille, Musée Soulages


Tourism Millau

Millau is a French commune in the Aveyron region integrated into the Midi-Pyrenees. Sights in Millau The Millau viaduct Notre-Dame de Lespinasse twelfth century Laundry in Ayrolle Old Mill and Old Bridge on the Tarn The Pouncho of Agast Abbey ...

Must : Viaduc de Millau