Great Tourist Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees

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The "Grand Sites" label distinguishes the most unmissable attractions in the Midi-Pyrenees region

 

In the Aveyron département, four "Grand Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees" open their doors to you. Explore Millau, Conques, Rodez in Villefranche-de-Rouergue Najac. Each reveals the history of Aveyron in its own inimitable way.

 

Grand Sites of the Midi-Pyrenees

 

Conques

A precious interlude of mystery and beauty. The unique light bathing the Romanesque Abbey through the 104 contemporary stained-glass windows by Pierre Soulages. An offering of intimacy bringing light to the bare interior. Material and human. A stage on the Way of Saint James, listed in the World Heritage of Humanity.

 

Millau

At the heart of the Grands Causses Regional Park, on the edge of the Tarn Gorges and the Larzac Templar and Hospitallers circuit, near Sylvanès Abbey, Millau has forged its reputation - an image combining glove-making traditions with the technical prowess of its viaduct, the tallest in the world.

 

Villefranche-de-Rouergue et Najac

Go back in time while browsing the streets of Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Najac. Founded in the thirteenth century, these two bastides have retained their mediaeval character. You can stroll in the shade of the arcades of the Place Notre-Dame-de-Villefranche Rouergue or start with an attack on the fortress of Najac overlooking the gorges of the Aveyron.


ALBI (Tarn)

Albi, a colourful town, ideal for gourmets and full of shopping opportunities, welcomes you with an almost Italian dolce vita. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since July 2010, the episcopal city has kept its traditional appearance, including the Old Bridge, the fortifications along the River Tarn, the Berbie Palace and the powerful Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a gigantic brick vessel towering over the Tarn.

 

FIGEAC (Lot)

In the footsteps of Champollion, who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics, Figeac boasts an exceptional heritage, honouring the forms of writing throughout history. You will be delighted by its vitality and prestige, as much as the beauty of the surrounding landscapes: the foothills leading to the Massif Central to the north, the pastoral landscapes of the Quercy limestone plateaus, the splendid winding valley and cliffs of the River Célé...

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