Between the Lot and Célé Valleys, explore the town of Figeac and its surroundings. Stroll through the historic center and follow in the footsteps of Champollion at the Museum of World Scriptures.

How to get there?

From Villefranche de Rouergue: take the D922 towards Figeac (about 40 minutes / 25 minutes from Villeneuve)

A stage on the way to Santiago de Compostela

From Figeac, follow the Via Podensis, one of the four major routes to reach Santiago de Compostela. Frequented since the XNUMXth century, it begins in Puy-en-Velay, passes through Aubrac and Conques before joining Figeac. This route is today the route most taken by pilgrims!  

The iconic hearts

From the church of Notre Dame du Puy which overlooks the old town, reach the historic center of Figeac. From squares to alleys, contemplate the sculpted facades et half-timbered houses of the Middle Ages. Go back in time to Champollion museum and before going to explore the surroundings, enter the Church of St. Saviour, comparable to the Sainte-Foy church in Conques.


Paul's tips

Paul Couderc, mountain bike free rider from Figeac, gives you his tips for discovering the Grand Site Occitanie of Figeac - Lot and Célé Valleys.

What if you were there? Meet in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron

Maryne shows you her stay in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron. On the program: meetings, local products and nature at your fingertips. Everything you need to have a pleasant stay in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron! Discover Maryne and Jules’ stay on their blog.
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Pauline's tips

Pauline Cabrol, art history student, gives you her tips for discovering the Grand Site Occitanie Cordes sur Ciel and Medieval Cities.

Sabine's tips

Sabine Baldès, winemaker in Cahors gives you her tips for discovering the Grand Site Occitanie Cahors, Lot Valley.

The good plans of 100 Taur

100 Taur, visual artist gives you his tips for discovering the Grand Site Occitanie de Montauban. Follow him around the city as he discovers his favourites.

Marion's tips

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Virginia's tips

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Noémie's good tips

In 2018, Ouest Aveyron Communauté and the Communauté de Communes Quercy Rouergue Gorges de l'Aveyron obtained joint labeling under the "Grands Sites Occitanie" system with the name "Bastides et Gorges de l'Aveyron". The creation of a Grand Site Occitanie aims to promote a set of common and complementary characteristics around heritage, cultural, natural or…

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Take the time to stroll through the Villefranche-de-Rouergue market, taste our local products, climb the bell tower for a 360° view of the Royal Bastide or visit the Chartreuse St-Sauveur monastery to discover its secrets! A whole program to enjoy the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron!
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Discover our heritage

Rich in its heritage, come and visit the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron: there is something for everyone! Medieval villages, fortified castles, labyrinthine streets, chapels and churches... everyone will find what they are looking for! Go to Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Villeneuve and Najac for a family vacation
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Najac on video

Follow rue du Barriou and go up to the keep of the medieval Fortress of Najac to enjoy a breathtaking view! To complete your visit, stop at the Governor's House, a fun space to discover the Bastides of Rouergue. In need of nature, venture out hiking or canoeing in the Gorges de l’Aveyron!…
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On the Causse, the village of Villeneuve has not finished revealing its secrets to you. Stroll through its labyrinthine streets, take the time to drink a coffee under the arcades, stroll along the hiking trails or take off from Saut de la Mounine to have a view of the Lot... and for explorers, a...
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Venture into the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron

From Villefranche-de-Rouergue to Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val via Najac, there is no shortage of water activities! Embark on a canoe-kayak and discover the fauna and flora of the gorges. It's up to you to choose, between a stroll on a long calm river or a splashing sporting challenge!

The Champollion Museum – The Writings of the World

If there is one must-visit site in Figeac, it is the Champollion museum ! Already from the outside, it catches the eye with its facade mixing medieval and contemporary architecture. Push open its doors and, just like Jean-François Champollion, unravel the mystery of hieroglyphics in your turn!

On four levels and eight rooms, familiarize yourself with the birth of alphabets, the Fmanufacture of parchment and discover a exceptional collection : mummy, bronze statuettes, manuscripts…


Let yourself be carried along by the water

The Lot and Célé Valleys

Around Figeac, enjoy beautiful landscapes by following the Cele Valley. Make a stop at Priory of Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie, founded in the XNUMXth century before visiting Marcilhac-sur-Cele and his abbey. On the heights of Figeac, stop at Cardaillac, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Admire its Fort, a vestige of its rich feudal past. In Lacapelle-Marival, admire the XNUMXth century paintings and XNUMXth century decorations of the castle.Take the time to contemplate by letting yourself be carried along the Lot valley to Cajarc. Stroll through the charming alleys of this village and take a seat on one of its terraces.

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