Arcades du village de Sauveterre de Rouergue, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Arcades du village de Sauveterre de Rouergue

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue
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Sauveterre de Rouergue is an unmissable medieval village, a real historical testimony, which will not leave you unmoved.
What better than strolling through the lovely paved streets and have a chat with artists and artisans ?

Sauveterre de Rouergue, vue du ciel, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Sauveterre de Rouergue, vue du ciel

A merchants’ bastide listed "Plus Beaux Villages de France"

You will easily succumb to the charm of Sauveterre-de-Rouergue during your stroll, admiring its central place of 47 arcades and its streets dating 1281. You will enter the village via the fortified door of Saint Christophe and you will enjoy by the harmony of the timber framed and stone houses. Take a moment to look at the collegiate church and find the coat of arms and sculpted stones. Sauveterre-de-Rouerge's well safegarded heritage means that it is listed as a "Plus Beaux Villages de France" en Aveyron.

The Métiers d’Art Bastide

Today, the commune benefits from a network of high quality artistic artisans.
These assets justified the creation of a centre of artistic artisans with the support of the communauté de communes du Pays Baraquevillois (grouping of local councils in the Baraqueville area).

This Bastide des métiers d'art project came to fruition with the renovation of the old convent and presbytery to house future exhibitions and artistic creation courses run by local artisans. It led to the construction of eight new art workshops for artists and artisans newly arrived in the commune, of different expressive styles and complementary to the artists of long standing.

Luthier au pôle d’artisanat d’art de Sauveterre de Rouergue, Aveyron © DR
Luthier au pôle d’artisanat d’art de Sauveterre de Rouergue
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