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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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.

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 et croix d'Orlhaguet

Argences-en-Aubrac

In Orlhaguet, one of the most beautiful villages in the north Aveyron, nicknamed the "Nice of the mountain" come and discover a series of 13 sculpted crosses from the 15th and 16th centuries that naturally lead you to the fortified church, half Romanesque, half Gothic, surmounted by massive defence constructions dating from the 14th century.

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.

La Tour du Viala du Pas de Jaux

Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux

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.

Chateau du Puech

Curières

Whether you are spending one night, a long weekend or up to a week in our place, you will never forget your stay in the Château du Puech.

Village fortifié de Vimenet

Vimenet

The association "L'Eau et la Pierre" propose a 2h guided tour of the medieval village of Vimenet by appointment for groups. Guided tours in summer (enquire) or by appointment for groups. Bookings: Tourism Office : +33 5 65 70 71 30.

Château de Coupiac

Coupiac

15th century château of imposing architecture. One of the last of the château of the Counts of Rodez still intact today.

Tour Soubirane

Villeneuve

Site de Saint-Clair de Verdun

Quins

Immerse yourself in the past while exploring this site and its pre-Roman chapel, surrounded by the forest, in the heart of the Ségala region.

Découverte du village d'Estaing

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 Latour-sur-Sorgues

Marnhagues-et-Latour

Château altered at different times (12th, 15th and 16th centuries).

CHATEAU DE BELCASTEL

Belcastel

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

Commanderie des Canabières

Salles-Curan

The commandery of the hospitallers of Saint Jean de Jérusalem des Canabières is the oldest hospitaller foundation in Rouergue.

La Tour de Monaco

Mur-de-Barrez

This majestic tower in the main square of Mur de Barrez is in fact the ancient main gate of the fortified wall that enclosed the old centre.

Château de Grun

St-Saturnin-de-Lenne

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