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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Visite de la Vieille Ville d'Entraygues pour les enfants

Entraygues-sur-Truyère

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.

Château de Saint-Izaire et Musée de l'Archerie

St-Izaire

Fortified castle from the 14th century whose impressive sandstone walls hide the refinement of its internal decoration.

Visite de la Vieille Ville d'Entraygues

Entraygues-sur-Truyère

Visit the old town. Departure from the Office de Tourisme, marked itinerary from N° 1 to N° 21 (signs positioned along the circuit). Free guided visit available from the Office de Tourisme in French, English, Spanish, German and Dutch.

Tour de Guet

St-Victor-et-Melvieu

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.

Site Templier et Hospitalier de la Cavalerie

La Cavalerie

Templar and Hospitaller village on the Larzac: fortified walls and its imposing entrance gate, 18th and 17th century houses, 18th century church. Village founded by the Knights Templar.

Château du Bosc - Demeure de Toulouse-Lautrec

Camjac

The family château of the famous painter Toulouse Lautrec: a richly furnished mediaeval château that has always been in the painter's family. Le Bosc is open everyday of the year from 9am to 7pm.

Château des évêques

Salles-Curan

Guillaume de La Tour, bishop of Rodez and lord of Salles-Curan, built this castle in 1441-1447 - he and his successors reside there frequently, to the extent that they often administer the diocese from there...

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.

EGLISE FORTIFIEE D'INIERES

Ste-Radegonde

14th and 15th century fortified church, with access to the church's refuge chambers.

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.

Château de Cabrespines

Coubisou

Guided tour of Cabrespines Castle (french only)

Château de Grun

St-Saturnin-de-Lenne

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.

Site de Saint-Clair de Verdun

Quins

Immerse yourself in the past by discovering the site of Saint-Clair de Verdun and its pre-Roman chapel, nestled amidst the forest, in greenery at the centre of Ségala.

CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL, ANIMAZING MONDE D'ILLUSTRATION

Belcastel

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

Visite guidée de la Sauveté / Bastide de Villeneuve

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.

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