Want to get off the beaten track? Discover Peyrusse-le-Roc, a unique medieval jewel in France. With its two spectacular defense towers, this little-known gem of Occitania is worth the detour!

Step back in time at Peyrusse-le-Roc

The origins of Peyrusse-le-Roc date back to the Neolithic era, as evidenced by archaeological excavations. Peyrusse was then called Petrucia Latin " petra », translate “stone”. Later, the Gallo-Romans exploited there deposits of silver lead and antimony, ensuring the prosperity of the region until the XNUMXth century.

Visit Peyrusse-le-Roc

Discover the history of Peyrusse-le-Roc by following one of the two tours departing from the town hall. On your route, you will be able to see:

  • Place des Treize Vents, former courtyard of the royal castle.
  • Roc del Talhuc: the two towers of the lower castle perched 150 meters high.
  • The Barbican Gate, main entrance to the castle.
  • The arcades of the old covered market.
  • The “Synagogue”, a 5-story tower which probably served as a place of refuge and worship for the Jewish population.
  • The ruins of the Notre-Dame de Laval church.
  • The 20-meter Belfry, also called the “old bell tower”.
  • The so-called “English” Hospital, which welcomed patients and pilgrims on the path to Santiago de Compostela.
  • The Tomb of the King, tombstone from the XNUMXth century.
  • The Notre-Dame de Pitié chapel.
  • The Parayre Romanesque bridge.

A bilingual visitor guide (French – English) is on sale at the Tourism Info Point.
Le Rempart, 12220 Peyrusse-le-Roc

ears on the go

Let yourself be told the story of Peyrusse-le-Roc thanks to the Ears on a Walk system.


  • Town center: 1 hour
  • Entire route: 2 hours

Scan the QR code on site or borrow an audio guide from the Tourism Info Point

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A site in the heart of nature

At the heart of 10 hectares of unspoiled nature, the site offers breathtaking views! Follow him orange circuit (1h30) which leaves from the town hall, climb the ladders of Roc del Talhuc then go down to the river and reach the romantic Parayre bridge.

Our favorite: take a few extra steps by taking the round trip to the viewpoint, indicated after crossing the Faubourg bridge. You will feel very small facing the Roc del Talhuc and its two towers.

On the way to Santiago de Compostela

From Peyrusse-le-Roc, set off on the path to St Jacques de Compostela on the Conques-Toulouse route. Follow the GR62B towards Villeneuve d'Aveyron, , elegant medieval town typical of the Causse. Then continue towards the bastide of Villefranche-de-Rouerguethen Najac, classified among the most beautiful villages in France.

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