To do in winter

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?


What to do 2 hours from Toulouse?

We give you ideas for visits and activities less than 2 hours from Toulouse. Getaways with or without a car to get a breath of fresh air surrounded by nature. Coming to Najac also means choosing a concentrate of nature, between the wooded hills of the Aveyron gorges and a discreet river. A paradise to practice…


Guided tour of the church of Tolongergues

Let's go and discover an enigmatic place in Villeneuve d'Aveyron! Visigothic past, pre-Romanesque heritage… the guided tour of the Toulongergues church has many surprises in store for us. It’s an understatement to say that visiting the Toulongergues church takes me back to my childhood… The last time I saw the site, I was 13, and it was a barn!…


Three days in Villefranche de Rouergue

A desire to cut from our daily Toulouse life brings us to Aveyron! Three days in Villefranche de Rouergue: perfect for a weekend less than 2 hours from Toulouse. Friday: visit of the unmissable monuments of Villefranche de Rouergue The chapel of the Black Penitents We start our weekend with a visit to the chapel…


A whole art, from the Aveyron gorges to the Lot valley

Lovers of modern and contemporary art? Follow us in roadtrip mode from the Aveyron gorges to the Lot valley. A 100% artistic itinerary for lovers of exhibitions and galleries. Stage 1: Beaulieu Abbey in Ginals We begin our artistic itinerary in the valley of the Seye, a small river of around 48 kilometers which takes its…


Introduction to falconry
with the Horts of Walhalla

An unusual activity awaits us in Villeneuve d'Aveyron: an introduction to falconry with a walk. Follow us to discover raptors! After crossing the pretty village of Villeneuve d'Aveyron, we arrive at Isabelle and Eric's. They welcome us in the park of their charming house. In front of us, the fields of the Causse Villeneuvois.…


The Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron by van

Want adventure? Explore the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron by van. Three days on the pretty roads of Western Aveyron in Van Life mode, between viewpoints, villages of character and unmissable sites. The stay: practical side Duration of stay: 3 days and 2 nightsDistance to cover on the route: around 100…


From Toulouse to Villefranche de Rouergue by train

Discover the Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron destination by train! From Toulouse Matabiau train station, head towards Villefranche de Rouergue: an authentic bastide town 1h40 from Toulouse. From Toulouse to Villefranche de Rouergue by train: immediate boarding! At the Toulouse Matabiau SNCF station, embark on a trip to…


Sensory visit of the chapel of the Black Penitents

Discover the heritage differently with the sensory visit of the chapel of the Black Penitents. Observe, feel, listen... Awaken your senses in this surprising monument in Villefranche de Rouergue. Fond of unusual discoveries, I decided to register with my brother for the sensory visit to the chapel of the Pénitents Noirs in Villefranche-de-Rouergue. Wishing to avoid the traditional...


Nature walk on the causse of Villeneuve d'Aveyron

As a student in Toulouse, I often come back to Villeneuve d'Aveyron, this beautiful little medieval town where I come from. Looking through the Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron destination magazine, I see that the tourist office organizes nature walks on the causse. Needing a breath of fresh air after my finals and in love with my…


Plunge into the heart of the Sixties at the Galerie Jean-Marie Périer

Spending the Christmas holidays in the west of the Aveyron department, I decided to surprise my parents by inviting them to the Galerie Jean-Marie Périer in Villeneuve d'Aveyron. Loving 60s music and having recently seen the famous photographer on TV talking about the site visit, the experience tempts me…


Wellness stay

On this mild January weekend like the southwest knows so much, we decided, with my companion, to treat ourselves to a two-day well-being break in Aveyron. Nothing like after the holidays! First day under the sign of well-being We booked our getaway here because this small town surrounded…


We fly over Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac by plane

I wanted a special activity, a little out of everyday life… Come on, I'll take you up in the air for a discovery flight by plane from Villefranche de Rouergue. To realize this childhood dream, I contacted the Rouergue flying club, located at the Château de Graves aerodrome, in Villefranche de Rouergue. Its members are…


Street Art in Decazeville

Want to get off the beaten track? The Street art course in Decazeville is made for you! Follow us along the streets of the towns of the Decazevillois country to contemplate captivating mural works. Decazeville, the Aveyron capital of Street art? Creating an open-air museum accessible to all: that is an ambition…


Weekend between bastides and Aveyron gorges on the way to Compostela

Follow me from Salles-Courbatiès to Najac for two days of hiking between bastide towns and the Aveyron gorges. A little over 36 kilometers to cover on the GR 62b and the GR 36 towards Santiago de Compostela. Departure by train from Najac It is with a superb low angle view of the dungeon of the…


Bastides and Aveyron gorges by bike! 

I'll take you on a bike ride to the heart of the bastides and gorges of Aveyron! Follow me from Villefranche de Rouergue to Najac via Villeneuve d'Aveyron to admire beautiful landscapes… From Villefranche de Rouergue, saddle up! Barely arrived in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, I decide to take the height, direction the…


The Aveyron river by canoe!

Follow us along the river! We take you on our canoe in Najac for a refreshing trip on the Aveyron. Good feelings to experience in the middle of nature... Monday, May 30, 2022, it is already hot for the season. Almost 30°C in the shade! With a long-time friend, we decide to go on…


At the Villefranche de Rouergue market

Thursday morning in Villefranche, it's market! Direction the heart of the medieval bastide, explosion of flavors and colors on the program. Local products, local specialities… A single objective, to have fun! The market: colors and flavors It is 9 a.m. when we arrive at Place Notre-Dame following the colorful broom…


On a walk on the heights of the Lot valley

Awaken your senses during a hike in the heart of the Causse. Alone, with family or friends, you will be amazed by this verdant nature as far as the eye can see and its breathtaking panoramas! On your sneakers, let's go! Nothing like a little hike on this sunny June 1st. It is announced to…


Tonight we visit Villeneuve d'Aveyron by torchlight!

From the Place des Conques, to the Villeneuve church, passing through the winding streets of the medieval town, the torchlight guided tour plunges us into a magical atmosphere. The weather is pleasant, on this mild summer evening, we quietly cross the alleys of the medieval city to the Place des Conques. A little…


A day at the Festival in Bastides

On vacation near Villefranche de Rouergue in August, we discover the program of the Festival in Bastides! Six days of shows and artistic performances to the rhythm of music, all in a festive and warm atmosphere... Here we go! A clownish show in Villeneuve After quickly going through the rich entertainment program,…


Night visit of the Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur

We tell you about our nocturnal visit to the Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur, an unforgettable unusual experience. With us, dive into a magical world, to the chanting of monks and the light of candles… An enchanting place With my companion, we arrive at the Saint-Sauveur Charterhouse after a pleasant dinner in a restaurant in the center of Villefranche.…


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