Coquille Saint-Jacques, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Coquille Saint-Jacques

Top 12 GR® 65road of St. James in Aveyron

Balise de randonnée sur le plateau de l’Aubrac, Aveyron © T. Lambelin - FAHAPA
Balise de randonnée sur le plateau de l’Aubrac

ROAD OF ST. JAMES IN AVEYRON

From the great steppe of the Aubrac to the charming villages of the Lot valley, from the gentleness of the Vallon to the dominating plateaux, let yourself be carried away by this land full of history and emotion.

Today, this heritage has been classed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, as is the ensemble of the Chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

We invite you to live or relive the adventures of the 12th century pilgrims.

The Aveyronnaise part of the Saint Jacques de Compostelle (GR® 65) covers 102km between the Aubrac and Livinhac-le-Haut in the Lot valley and represents 5 days’ walking.

Village de Saint-Chély d’Aubrac, vue du ciel, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Village de Saint-Chély d’Aubrac, vue du ciel

Aubrac – Saint-Côme-d’Olt

From la Domerie d’Aubrac, haven of peace in the wild landscape of the Aubrac, the chemin descends towards Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac then joins the Lot valley at Saint-Côme-d’Olt.

Saint-Côme-d’Olt – Estaing

These two villages, classed amongst the Plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages in France), welcome you as you follow the beautiful Lot valley bathed in mellowness and serenity that are found in the ambiance of the villages (Espalion, Saint-Pierre-de-Béssuéjouls).

Vue sur Espalion, GR®65, Aveyron © S. Kellinghaus
Vue sur Espalion, GR®65, Aveyron © S. Kellinghaus
Pélerins à Estaing, Aveyron © Martin Schulte-Kellinghaus
Pélerins à Estaing

Estaing – Golinhac

You leave Estaing and its dominant château to rejoin Golinhac plateau where you will find mid-mountain scenery.

Golinhac – Conques

After several villages nestling in lush vegetation (Espeyrac, Sénergues), the UNESCO world heritage village of Conques awaits you, classed amongst the Plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages in France), the village seems to be lost in time.

randonneur face à Conques, GR®65, Aveyron © R. Combal
Randonneur face à Conques, GR®65
Eglise de Decazeville, vue du Ciel, GR®65, GR®65, Aveyron © C. Bousquet - CD12
Eglise de Decazeville, vue du Ciel, GR®65

Conques – Decazeville

In the morning light you will leave the mellowness of the valley to reach the former mining and industrial town of Decazeville.

DISTANCES FROM STAGES IN AVEYRON

Aubrac – Saint-Côme-d’Olt : 24 km

Saint-Côme-d’Olt – Estaing : 20 km

Estaing – Golinhac : 14 km

Golinhac – Conques : 21 km

Conques – Decazeville : 18,5 km

Decazeville – Figeac : 27 km

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