Heritage in Aveyron
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The education service of the Pays d'Art et d'Histoire des Bastides du Rouergue is available to help formulate, put together and carry out your heritage related educational projects.
The Joseph Vaylat museum of Arts et Traditions Populaires presents a traditional 19th century rourgat interior of a house ("cantou" fireplace, "souillarde" utility room and furniture...) as well as a rich collection of bedside fonts. Numerous objects of daily life from times gone by are presented by theme in an exceptional Gothic setting.
Its architectural heritage and its natural environment have enabled Najac to be classed as one of the plus beaux villages de France (most beautiful villages in France), to boast the label of "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" Town of Art and History and recently the label of "Grands Sites Midi-Pyrénées" with Villefranche de Rouergue.
Photos of Maquis and photos of the sabotage that took place in the Aveyron. The museum possesses photocopies of clandestine newspapers and photos of the atrocities committed by the German troops.