Animations au château de Calmont d’Olt, Aveyron © A. Arnal - Tourisme Aveyron
Animations au château de Calmont d’Olt

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.

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La Tour de Montsalès

Montsalès

Come and visit an architectural heritage and art exhibition: painters, sculptors, architects.

Château de Bertholène

Bertholène

Known from early 12th century texts, the castle of Bertholene has an important strategic location. Visits possible on 25 July and 22 August 2014 (followed by the visit of the Musée de Montrozier), after booking on 05 65 70 71 30.

Château de Brousse

Brousse-le-Château

13th to 18th century castle (château fort). The fortified walls have been conserved as has the major part of its walkway. Diverse exhibitions, paintings, photos, ancient tools...

Château de Sévérac

Sévérac-d'Aveyron

Discover the Middle Age ramparts, towers and chapel, the Renaissance façade, exceptional viewpoint over the Aveyron valley and the mediaeval village and viewpoint indicator. Sévérac le Château is at the heart of your desires: the A75 motorway and RN88 main road cross at Sévérac... you are 20 minutes from the Gorges du Tarn , the Millau viaduct, Rodez and the Lot valley. An ideal place to stay and discover the richness of the Aveyron.

Commanderie Templière et Hospitalière de Ste-Eulalie de Cernon

Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon

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.

Château de Montaigut

Gissac

Built in the 10th century, cellar, rooms with vaulted ceilings accessed via a spiral staircase, guards room, great room, kitchen and bedrooms show daily life in the Middle Ages. You can borrow medieval costumes for your visit and make unforgettable moments. Games in english for children in the castle and around. Documents translated in english.

Fort cistercien de St-Jean d'Alcas

St-Jean-d'Alcas-et-St-Paul-des-Fonts

The welcome point of Saint-Jean d'Alcas is open from april to september. Explore the fortress and let yourself charm by this jewel of cistercian architecture.

CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL

Belcastel

Visit a mediaeval château and art gallery: new temporary exhibitions.

Château de Grun

St-Saturnin-de-Lenne

TOUR DE PEYREBRUNE

Alrance

A thousand year old tower proudly dominating the Alrance Valley and its lake. You will find a 76 acre site with numerous picnic tables, walking circuits, riding ring...

Forteresse Royale de Najac

Najac

The 12th and 13th century royal fortress is an extraordinary example of military defences It was actively used in the fight against the Cathars and the Hundred Years war. Its dungeon served as a prison for the last Knights of the Rouergue.

Visite guidée de Ste Eulalie d'Olt

14June

31August

Ste-Eulalie-d'Olt

Visite guidée de la Sauveté / Bastide de Villeneuve

07July

25August

Villeneuve

Exceptional visit offered only in summer! Discovery of the sauveté (refuge) and bastide of Villeneuve every Wednesday morning at 10.30 am in July and August. The rest of the year only for groups.

Village de Saint Léons

St-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.

Château de Mélac

St-Rome-de-Cernon

This rare fortified wealthy house of the southern Rouergue was built between the 14th and the 16th centuries. The castle has four main buildings which are interconnected by towers (Renaissance tower) and form an amazing inner courtyard with arcades.

Vestiges du château de Peyroles

La Salvetat-Peyralès

From La Salvetat follow the D905 towards Carmaux for 3.5km. The ruins of the Chateau are on the left. It's hard to imagine that this castle, perched on a pinnacle above the Lézert, was once so important that it gave its name to the whole region (Peyralès). As well as a fortified tower and the arcades of a former church, the ruins of several other buildings are still visible, on the plateau and on the slopes leading to it. You'll find information on the panel just before the castle. THE RUINS ARE DANGEROUS. ACCESS IS FORBIDDEN.

EGLISE FORTIFIEE DE SAINTE RADEGONDE

Ste-Radegonde

14th and 15th century fortified church, similar to a castle with towers, sentry walk-way.

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