the châteaux of Aveyron
more than just a visit !
In the château de Belcastel, you will find several art galleries including the exhibition of rare works by American illustrators. At the château du Colombier, the lions from the mediaeval animal park await you. At the château de Calmont d’Olt, children become knights and experts in mediaeval culture will demonstrate Middle Age war machines.
These are just a few examples of the extreme diversity of these châteaux that all offer an experience that goes well beyond a simple visit.
Eglise Fortifiée d'Inières
14th and 15th century fortified church, with access to the church's refuge chambers.
VISITE DU VILLAGE DE BOURNAZEL
In the 19th century, a traveller arrived in Bournazel and wrote: "From the château to the lake, one doesn't know who, man or mother nature, was the architect, painter or goldsmith to create such a special, charming bucolic setting".
Visite de la Vieille Ville d'Entraygues pour les enfants
Discover the old centre of Entraygues whilst having fun at the same time. Answer questions (games, charades...) and come back and check your answers at the Office de Tourisme. Free documentation from the Office de Tourisme.
CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL
Visit the medieval castle and its exhibition CREATURA about medieval bestiary. Including 5 life-size and animated legendary creatures!
Le Viala du Pas de Jaux - visite guidée ou audioguidée de la Tour Hospitalière
Situated on the Larzac 15 minutes from Roquefort, the Viala du Pas de Jaux Tower offers a discovery of its riches and its incomparable panorama from the top of the tower on the sentry walk-way.
Visite du village de Peyrusse le Roc et du site médiéval
Fortified by nature, Peyrusse, the ancient Petrucia seeks its origins in the night of time. It's a life-size history book, a walk through the centuries.
Abbaye fortifiée et Parc de Loc-Dieu
Unique example of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey, fortified in the 15th century. Transformed into a park and château, it has conserved its monastic parts and its original domain.
Commanderie Templière et Hospitalière du Larzac - visite guidée ou audioguidée
The commandry, seat of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller is a witness to the continued presence of the religious and military orders in the West.
La Couvertoirade - visite libre des remparts
Mediaeval village reflecting the military power of the Knights Templar and the daily life of the Hospitaller.
Château des Bourines
Discover the Domaine des Bourines and its castle, a large agricultural complex with first constructions going back to the 12th century.
Parc du Château du Colombier
Family birthplace of the count De La Panouse, the Parc du Colombier reveals to you several centuries of history.
Classified as Historic Monument since 1945, the castle has both ramarkable history end architecture that we invite you to discover. Property of the Foundation Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Découverte du village de St-Côme d'Olt
15th - 16th century church of Saint Come, belfry, old village centre. Visits of the penitents' chapel. 11th century Romanesque art, curved roof (Philibert style).
Village de Saint Léons
Pretty village in the shape of an amphitheatre built on the flank of the hill with numerous architectural assets, but also natural ones like the botanical path or the earwig garden.
Découverte du village d'Estaing
Discover the village of Estaing and its history: 15th century Saint Fleuret church, the Gothic bridge and college (early 16th century), the picturesque alley-ways and heritage curiosities. Free selguided-tour map of the village available at the information center. Guided tours on request (from groups of 10 only)
Château de Sévérac
Discover the Middle Age ramparts, towers and chapel, the Renaissance façade, exceptional viewpoint over the Aveyron valley and the medieval village and viewpoint indicator. Sévérac le Château is an ideal place to stay and discover the Aveyron.