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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Tour templière de La Clau

Vézins-de-Lévézou

The 14th century tower of the Templar commandery of La Clau. Fortified the place became a Templar commandery in the 13th century, of which the castle tower, repaired in 1681 remains. Outdoor visit free throughout the year (explanatory panel)

Château des Bourines

Bertholène

Discover the Domaine des Bourines and its castle, a large agricultural complex with first constructions going back to the 12th century.

Château du Bousquet

Montpeyroux

14th century Historic Monument, lived in and furnished. Route de Ste Foy du Puy, in Conques. Museum of ancient art from the Middle Ages to the present.

Commanderie des Canabières

Salles-Curan

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

Visite du village de Peyrusse le Roc et du site médiéval

Peyrusse-le-Roc

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.

Village fortifié de la Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Mediaeval village reflecting the military power of the Knights Templar and the daily life of the Hospitaller.

Site du Fort et Vieil Aubin

Aubin

Perched on its rocky promontory, the Fort d'Aubin has watched over the town from time immemorial

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.

Cité médiévale de Sévérac-le-Château

Sévérac-d'Aveyron

The medieval city of Sévérac welcomes you! Stroll in the narrow streets and be surprised by the house of Jeanne or the sestayral...

Château de Latour-sur-Sorgues

Marnhagues-et-Latour

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

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.

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 Graves

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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.

CHATEAU ET JARDIN DE BOURNAZEL

Bournazel

Private Renaissance castle listed as a Historic Monument. Major building of southern France with its innovative architecture and remarkable carved decor. Its gardens are classified Remarkable Gardens.

Château de Larguiès

Salles-Curan

Guided visit of the exterior of the château built at the beginning of the 16th century and the garden. The château is listed in the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques.

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 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.

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