Heritage in Aveyron
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Aubrac, 'Alto Braco' in an old local patois, meaning 'the high place' is located on the Aubrac Plateau at 4422 feet altitude. The village, a very rich place historically speaking, is listed as a Historic Monument and is a stop-over on the Way of St. James. The stop-over gîte is hidding in a tower dating from the 14th century, built as a protection against the English during the Hundred Years War.
On the road of St Jacques de Compostelle, built in 1700, derelict abd then renovated from 2001, the Chapel of the White Penitents, with a brotherhood going back to 1668, is distinguished by its facade with a door framed with "refends" and crowned with an arched pediment. An oculus and two windows surround a niche with a statue of the H. Virgin.
A discovery outside the beaten track...Saint Grégoire is a fabulous hamlet, on the flank of the hill and looking out over the Olip valley. While strolling you will discover numerous medieval buildings and you will be surprised by its church and impressive belltower... A must during your holidays in the Aveyron!
Audiovisual show with model presenting life in Sauveterre in the 16th century and giving the keys to understanding the history of the Bastide. At the heart of the welcome area in the Office de Tourisme.
The association "L'Eau et la Pierre" propose a 2h guided tour of the medieval village of Vimenet by appointment for groups. Guided tours in summer (enquire) or by appointment for groups. Bookings: Tourism Office : +33 5 65 70 71 30.
In the heart of the village, late 15th century church that replaced the old Romanesque church. The Abbé (head abbot) in Conques appointed the prior to run the parish and the domain. Major works undertaken in 1601. magnificent 18th century altarpiece.
The Romanesque church of Perse, built between the late 11th century and the start of the 12th. The church of Perse was the parish church of Espalion until the construction in the 15th century of the church Saint-Jean-Baptiste (currently Musées des Arts et Traditions populaires et du Scaphandre) at the centre of the fortified town. The church of Perse was located on one of the roads of Compostelle from Puy-en-Velay to Conques.