Heritage in Aveyron
all sites to visit
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.
Along the left bank of the Lot, in a fertile plain, at 4 km upstream from St Geniez, the medieval hamlet of Ste Eulalie d'Olt, village listed among the Prettiest Villages in France . The medieval town, nestled in greenery, charms the visitor with its stone houses, sometimes thatched, and their generously flowery façades. Through the twisting narrow alleys, shaded squares and spots, the walker discoves the secular past of the town and the local know-how in the workshops of the arts craftsmen. A land of traditions, the village managed to keep two: the Procession of Sainte Epine, the 2nd Sunday in July and the "Poule Un" (auction of donkey food) on 1 November.
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.
In the village of Saint Victor, you will find the "Sistine chapel of the Rouergue". Here Nicolaï Geschny unveils his treasure. 25 frescos painted in the Byzantine tradition.