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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.

Site du Calvaire

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Exceptional site whose origin is a protohistory fortification of 20 acres. Oppidum Gaulois a double fortification. Castellum after the conquest by Caesar on the Roman road.

Village de Nant

Nant

Between Causses and Cévennes, the village of Nant nestles in the heart of a green valley at the confluence of two rivers: the Dourbie and the Durzon.

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)

Abbaye de Bonneval

Le Cayrol

The abbey of Bonneval, from the 12th century, was initially a monastery of the Cistercian order, then aboned in the revolution, the ruins were rebuil in 1875 by a community of Trappistines. The nuns lived from their manual work, and made excellent chocolate: the famous chocolate of Bonneval.

Église de St Saturnin de Lenne

St-Saturnin-de-Lenne

The primitive church of St Saturnin de Lenne, that overlooks the Serre valley, dates from the 11th century. It was then rebuilt in the 12th century, then expanded in the 13th century.

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 pré-romane de Toulongergues

Villeneuve

In July and August, plunge into history by coming into this church, closed the rest of the year. Its 11th century frescos make it one of the oldest Christian buildings in the Western world.

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.

Collégiale de Belmont sur Rance

Belmont-sur-Rance

Free guided visit of the Collegiate church and its bell tower. Panoramic view of the village of Belmont and the Monte de Lacaune.

Eglise de Ste Geneviève sur Argence

Argences-en-Aubrac

Ancient church with 2 twin naves separated by round pillars, demolished at the end of the 14th century. One sees the remains between the chapelle de Thénières and the presbytery.

Prieuré de Comberoumal

St-Beauzély

Nestling in an agreeable natural setting away from prying eyes, this priory situated on the route de Mauriac on the edge of Saint Beauzély represents a charming haven of peace. Each year in august the priory holds a concert as part of the Festival de Musiques Sacrées de Sylvanès (Sylvanès religious music festival).

Collégiale Notre Dame

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Started in 1260, a few years after the Bastide was founded, the construction was finished at the end of the 15th century with the building of the belfry.

St Geniez d'Olt, la Ville Lumière

St-Geniez-d'Olt-et-d'Aubrac

It is said that in the late 15th century there lived in St-Geniez a fisherman whose two children had captured a gopher. The little animal ran off scared on a stormy afternoon. The two children ran after it when a violent storm started and immersed the valley in a real deluge. On their return, several houses, including theirs had been washed away. By fleeing the little animal had saved their lives. They were nicknamed "the Marmots". By extension the name was given to all the inhabitants.

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.

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