Aveyron is a land of diversity full of gifts. The strong identity of the Aubrac plateau contrasts with the smooth living atmosphere of the “Pays de Conques”. To the west, the medieval fortified towns of Rouergue shimmer in the Aveyron’s gorges. To the south, Ségala slopes covered with trees gently guide the visitor to the land of Roquefort, well-knowned for its cheese and its ewes. The abundance of its seasonal rental possibilities and the warmth of its resting place and Bed and Breakfasts’ welcoming traditions define Aveyron as a perfect touristic destination to discover. Craving for open-space activities and broad landscapes or eager to discover regional patrimony, come and discover this gifted land.
Aveyron is a unique region by its huge patrimony, villages, medieval vestige and religious buildings. Entering Najac, you will discover a proud XIIIe century stronghold built on a rocky piton. The half-timbered houses from Sauveterre de Rouergue and the fortified vestige surounding this village endow him with a specific charm. One of the major cities of the region is Conques, an important stop in the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage with a magnificent XIIth century abbey built by monks at its centre. At last, do not forget to visit Rodez for its cathedral Notre Dame and its blazing gothic sandstone church tower.
On the way, you will benefit from the hospitality of the Aveyronais, who will make you discover their local craft industry. The Lagioles cutlers, the potters or wine-growers will open doors for you on the region’s spirit.
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