Discover the best spots to contemplate the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron.

Sunset at Calvary

À Villefranche-de-Rouergue, it is on the heights of the city that you can contemplate a superb sunset. From the belvedere, you will see the Aveyron river, the roofs of the bastide and its imposing collegiate church. As night falls, the colors change and the city subtly lights up to reveal the architectural layout of the bastide and the outline of its monuments.

Sunset in Villefranche de Rouergue
Sunset in Villefranche de Rouergue
The calvary St Jean d'Aigremont
12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Sunrise in Najac

Our favorite: a misty sunrise over Najac. Little by little, the fog reveals the impressive fortress which overlooks the village and the Aveyron gorges, magical!

Obviously, the sunsets are also very beautiful in Najac! From the Place du Faubourg, facing the perspective formed by the long main street at the end of which the fortress sits, it is almost impossible to resist a little souvenir photo!  

Sunset over the Lot valley

Among our favorite viewpoints of the Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron destination: the panoramas over the Lot valley! In the town of Saujac, you will find two perfect places to contemplate a sunset: the Saut de la Mounine and the Croix des Belges.

Our other favorite sunsets in Aveyron…

Sunset in Montsalès

A charming and peaceful village in Aveyron, Montsalès also offers a beautiful view of the valley. Forming a terrace on the top of a cliff, the village is recognizable thanks to its tour which now houses an exhibition gallery.

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Sunset over the Viaur valley in Bor-et-Bar 

After a walk along the Viaur, go back to the village of Bor-et-Bar via the Roc du Gorb and admire beautiful views of the valley.

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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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