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.
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.
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.
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.
An exceptional family home, this richly furnished medieval castle gave Toulouse-Lautrec the assets to become one of the most famous painters of the 19th century. The artist is always present there through drawings, posters and lithographs.
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.
Private Renaissance château listed as a Historic Monument. One of southern France's most significant buildings with its innovative architecture and remarkable carved decor. Its gardens are classified a 'Remarkable Garden'.