Thrills and wonder: your guide to the experiences to enjoy this winter in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron. Discover our top activities and outings!

What to do this winter in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron?

The Things of the Air


A hot air balloon flight

Take advantage of the winter wonderland to climb into the basket of a hot air balloon and set off on a gentle and aerial adventure. In the air, admire the grid lines of bastides mingling with the curves of the gorges. Ask Nicolas (Vol libre en ballon), Agathe and Ségal (Les Choses de l’Air) or Sylvain (Ballon du Causse).

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A walk with the birds of prey

Experience a magical afternoon in contact with birds of prey! A beautiful walk with birds following you as you recall, commented by Isabelle des Horts de Walhalla, who introduces you to the art of falconry.

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A game of mini-golf

Reflection, skill, concentration and good humor at the mini-golf at La Source Aveyron. Your challenge of the day, complete the course in one go!

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Julien Herrero


A horseback ride

Love nature and horses? Get in the saddle! Explore the region's hiking trails on horseback. Breathe the invigorating winter air and admire the landscapes before you.

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C. Manoukian


Climbing and via ferrata

Ready to measure yourself against the elements? Meet at Roc du Gorb in Bar for an adventure between rocks, river and forests. On the via ferrata or in climbing mode, push your limits in an exceptional setting, even in winter when the weather permits!
Please note: these practices are not recommended during periods of heavy rain, snow and ice.

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Motorcycle training

100% fun, 100% sensation, 200% motorcycle! On a 7 hectare estate, Shaun will support you in your off-road training.

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The Jean-Marie Perier Gallery

In the heart of Villeneuve, go to the Galerie Jean-Marie Périer to take a picture. You will discover more than 180 prints of music stars from the 60s and 70s. Closing in January, reopening from February.

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A wellness break

Let yourself be pampered! Winter is the ideal season to take care of yourself. Hammam, massage, yoga… Find the well-being activity that will do you good!

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The castle of Cenevieres

Dominate the Lot valley from the Château de Cénevières. Located between Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Cahors, this little gem clinging to the cliffs will reveal its secrets to you during a guided tour.

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Discovery of truffle farming

Immerse yourself in the world of truffle farming thanks to a truffle research demonstration and meet a enthusiast of this mysterious mushroom!

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Beaulieu Abbey

A jewel of Cistercian architecture, the site also houses a rich exhibition of contemporary art bequeathed by art critics and patrons Pierre Brache and Geneviève Bonnefoi.

Closing in January, reopening in February.

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Penne Castle

Experience a human adventure that will immerse you in the time of fortified castles in the heart of a site in full rebirth!
Closing in January, reopening in February.

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The Cave of Pech Merle

Visit this preserved natural site and discover more than 70 animals that play with the relief of the rock, colors and light: horses, mammoths, bison, aurochs, bears... An authentic masterpiece of prehistoric art.

Open during winter school holidays.

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J. Morel


Churches and chapels

In winter, it is still possible to discover part of the destination's religious heritage. There Notre Dame collegiate church and chapel of Sainte-Emilie de Rodat in Villefranche de Rouergue or even the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Villeneuve hide some treasures!


ears on the go

Let yourself be guided by the locals to discover the history of their village. With your smartphone and headphones, connect to the “” website to access the routes in the villages of Salles-Courbatiès, La Rouquette, Montsalès, Sainte-Croix, Sanvensa, etc.

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About Marion

100% Aveyronnaise, I love exploring the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron to enjoy new landscapes throughout the seasons...
Hikes, visits to monuments and charming villages, events and outings with friends... I'm never bored in this pretty corner of Aveyron!

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