Just a stone's throw from the Sources de l'Aveyron we find the historic site of Sévérac, including its castle and its medieval city. Take the time to explore its winding streets before arriving in front of the imposing façade of the castle and entering its main courtyard.
THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF SEVERAC-LE-CHATEAU
A maze of narrow streets with a rich medieval heritage
Two fortified gates give you access to the narrow streets of the city, which is one of the most extensive in Aveyron. In this almost enclosed space, noble residences are found side by side with more modest houses, and there is the 15th century Maison des Consuls, the covered market, known as the Sestayral, medieval stalls, the St Sauveur church, the archaeological museum, the fountain, the washhouse and the Maison de Jeanne, which is one of the oldest houses in Rouergue (Aveyron), dating from the 13th century.
A game booklet for children is available from the Tourist Office or can be downloaded here. In the company of Amaury the knight, they’re ready to discover the medieval city and the castle!
CHÂTEAU DE SÉVÉRAC
A medieval castle, where activities and events delight everyone.
Time and the great periods in French history have left visible marks on the building. Originally an 11th century castle, the building was then remodelled in the 14th and 15th centuries to become a small Renaissance-style palace. In summer, the château becomes the setting for a Sound and Light show and there are many activities: shows for all ages, historical and fun activities... The château de Sévérac is being impressively restored, this is a good opportunity to come and (re)discover it!
The Maison de Jeanne, the oldest house in Aveyron
The Maison de Jeanne is one of the oldest houses in Aveyron. You will recognise it because of its corbels and half-timbering; it dates from the 13th century. It has just been restored. Our little secret: the only way to enter this house is with an activity in the summer, led by two ladies from the Middle Ages...
A digital stroll with Guilhem le Berger, a playful and poetic route of stories and legends
With your tablet or smartphone in hand, follow Guilhem le Berger through the medieval city of Sévérac. Games, puzzles, history and legends animate the experience. Both playful and poetic, this walk will delight the whole family.
Our little secret: There's another digital stroll in Lavernhe/Saint Grégoire
Free app ‘Balades des Grands Causses’ downloadable from Google Play and App Store
ART IN THE CITY: WHEN HERITAGE AND ART MEET
Every summer, art comes into Sévérac While strolling along the winding alleys in Sévérac-le-Château, you will discover many works by passionate artists and artisans. Installed in their medieval stalls from 1 July to 20 September, they invite you to discover their works and expertise. Jewellery creations, soap, kirigami, glass and leather work, personalised T shirts... There’s something for everyone!