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.
Discover the Château built by successive generations of the Counts of Estaing, then mother house of the Communauté Religieuse Saint Joseph. Owned by the Château d'Estaing property company, represented by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing since the spring of 2005.
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.
Commandery of the 12th century, erected by the order of the Hospitaller Knights of St John of Jersulam, currently the Order of Malta. An exhibition with video narrates the story of the Hospitaller knights.
Perched above the town of Espalion, the castle of Calmont d'Olt is a historic monument which dominates the Lot valley. Daily shows and live demonstrations with siege machines everyday during the summer holidays.
Come and visit an architectural heritage and art exhibition: painters, sculptors, architects.
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.
Family birthplace of the count De La Panouse, the Château du Colombier reveals to you several centuries of history.
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.
Visit a mediaeval château and art gallery: new temporary exhibitions.
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)
The commandery of the hospitallers of Saint Jean de Jérusalem des Canabières is the oldest hospitaller foundation in Rouergue.
In the château at the heart of the mediaeval village of Saint Beauzély, a collection of more than 5000 objects concerning agricultural crafts, rural life and stone crafts. Reconstruction of a school classroom at the start of the last century. Museum associated with the Museum of the Rouergue.
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.
Medieval village fortified in the 15th century belonging to the Cistercian abbess of Nonenque. Remarkable for its refound harmony thanks to the heritage restoration.
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.
Established during the 13th century, this château is a listed Historic Monument, emblematic of the military order of the Templar, these Knights of Christ, monks and soldiers.