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The Most Beautiful Villages of FranceIn Aveyron.

Stay longer and explore the most beautiful villages of France in Aveyron

Aveyron is home to 10 villages listed as “the Most Beautiful Villages in France“.

As you venture along a river or down a lane, these sites are just waiting for your arrival to reveal their history and secrets.

1. Belcastel

Belcastel has been nestled at the bottom of the Aveyron Valley for centuries.

The village is watched over by its medieval château which the many cobbled “calades” lead you up to.

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2. Brousse-le-Château

The medieval village of Brousse-le-Château and its fortress still watch over the Tarn Valley from its rocky spur.

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3. Conques

The village is a key site on the Way of Saint James and unfurls around its abbey church.

The Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy brings together Romanesque architecture and contemporary art. Its stained-glass windows are by Pierre Soulages.

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4. Estaing

Follow the Lot River to the village and Château d’Estaing whose lofty silhouette guided pilgrims on the Way of Saint James (Route du Puy).


5. La Couvertoirade

The fortified village of La Couvertoirade lies in the heart of the Larzac Plateau and the Knights Templar and Hospitaller legacy lives on here.

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6. Najac

Najac was founded in the Middle Ages and spans a rocky ridge overlooking the Aveyron Gorges.

Your time here will lead you to the impressive fortress that takes pride of place on the edge of the village.

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7. Peyre

Peyre is packed with original architecture on the right bank of the Tarn a stone’s throw from the Millau Viaduct.

The village clings to a huge cliff and is full of troglodyte monuments.

 


8. Saint-Côme-d’Olt

Nestled on the banks of the Lot, Saint-Côme-d’Olt’s lanes have held onto their medieval charm.

Don’t miss: the church topped by a stunning twisted bell tower, the emblem of the village.

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9. Sainte-Eulalie-d’Olt

The village lies on the banks of the Lot and has inherited its unique charm.

Sainte-Eulalie-d’Olt’s buildings still have their original pebbles from the nearby river.

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10. Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Travel back to the Middle Ages on a trip to the 13th century “bastide” (fortified town) of Sauveterre-de-Rouergue.

Nicknamed “the fine crafts bastide”, it’s now home to a fine arts centre.

 

The 10 Most Beautiful Villages in Aveyron

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