Follow the leader ! Discover Najac, Villeneuve and Villefranche thanks to the various tours offered by the tourist office. There is something for everyone… As much for adults as for children!

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See you in the spring to follow our tour guides to discover the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron.

Guided tours of Najac

Do you want to unlock the secrets of the medieval village of Najac? So, discover the castral town, its suburbs and its surroundings during a guided tour.

  • Accompanied by a guide-lecturer, set off for a time travel… From the Place du Faubourg, going down the Barriou, then the Bourguet, the corbelled houses and the cutlery plunges you in the heart of the Middle Ages. As you walk along the single street that follows the ridge, you will be impressed by the monolithic fountain of the Consuls, the governor's house. Then, it is the climb in the castral village that is essential! Najac's oldest district is concentrated on the rocky outcrop around the fortress. After admiring the superb viewpoints over the Aveyron gorges, head for Saint John's Church ! The route ends with a visit to this Gothic church built below the fortress, at the end of the village.
  • Contemplate Najac by torchlight with night visits. See you at nightfall, when the agitation is less and you hear more than the wind and the murmur of the guide who tells you the secrets of the villages.
  • Go along them banks of the Aveyron discovering the cultural and natural heritage from Najac accompanied by your guide. Fun tours in wilderness to take the time to breathe and contemplate, while learning!

Najac's master of secrets, a family treasure hunt

Jules de Najac, knight, will help your children unravel the mysteries of the village... With him, they will set off to discover the medieval town and find the famous treasure.
By deciphering the enigmas, they will become the Master of the Secrets of Najac.

Treasure hunt for 6-12 year olds on sale at the Tourist Office for 3 euros.

Guided tours of Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Come and discover Place Notre-Dame and its cutlery, the collegiate and its powerful bell-tower-porch, the medieval alleys as well as maisons wealthy merchants.

Listen to your guide's anecdotes about daily life in the Middle Ages, the practices and customs of this era which marked the history of the city.

As night falls, soak up the calm and serene atmosphere of the Saint-Sauveur Charterhouse and Chapel of the Black Penitents.

Explore Villefranche with an audio guide

Set off for 2 hours to discover the medieval Bastide! The houses of wealthy merchants, the collegiate church, the chapel of the Black Penitents or even the monolithic fountain will no longer hold any secrets for you!

Possibility to rent audioguides according to the opening hours of the Villefranche Tourist Office.
Rental: €5/audio guide

Looking for Guillaume de Salis with his family…

Through the streets of Villefranche, 6-12 year olds can go in search of the spice merchant who has disappeared... Come and help Auguste Corne lead the investigation and discover this medieval town and its secrets! Game booklet available free of charge at the Tourist Office or in downloading.

Guided tours of Villeneuve

  • Saved founded in 1053, Villeneuve has a roman church, in the shape of a Greek cross, a copy of the original sanctuary of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. In 1231, Count Raymond VII of Toulouse granted it municipal freedoms and the status of Bastide.
    In summer, day or night by torchlight, visit the Romanesque (XNUMXth century – paintings from the XNUMXth century) and Gothic (XNUMXth century) church as well as the XNUMXth century salvage and the XNUMXth century bastide, with Gothic covers and high door, keep tower.
  • A few kilometers from the village, follow your guide to discover the church pre-Romanesque of Tolongergues… A jump of more than 1 years in time!
  • As a family, take part in a walk on the causse villeneuvois. Contemplate the fauna and flora that surrounds you and observe the small Caussenard heritage.

Torchlight guided tours

To enjoy the freshness of summer evenings and the magic of nightfall, follow the guided torchlight tour!

You will be guided through the medieval villages of Najac and Villeneuve by torchlight... These night routes will make you (re)discover these villages and their monuments and will transport you on a journey through the centuries. Remember to book on 05 36 16 20 00 because the number of places is limited !

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