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Bastides and Aveyron Gorges

Unspoilt nature and stunning views are what the Occitania Grand Site Bastides and Aveyron Gorges are famous for.


Rodez-Villefranche-de-Rouergue distance: 61.5km, 55 min drive.

Rodez-Najac distance: 73.5km, 1 hr 5 drive.

Rodez-Saint-Antonin Noble-Val distance: 93.5km, 1 hr 25 drive.

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Najac

Travel back in time as you wander the streets in Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Najac. These two bastides (fortified towns) were founded in the 13th century and have held onto their medieval feel. They’re so close they could be sisters but couldn’t be more different to each other.

Stroll in the shade of the arcades from Place Notre-Dame to Villefranche-de-Rouergue or tackle Najac Fortress towering over the Aveyron Gorges.

Saint-Antonin Noble-Val

Saint-Antonin Noble-Val is renowned as a Nature Centre and has held onto its medieval setting. The “good life” side to its character comes to the fore on the huge Sunday morning market.

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