Get ready for unforgettable adventures! When family activities in Aveyron rhyme with laughter, discoveries and memories guaranteed in this corner of paradise!

Our ideas for family holidays in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron

Sports activities for the whole family

Imagine wide open spaces, nature to explore, a river to tame... Welcome to the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron! A family destination where everyone can enjoy at their own pace and in complete safety.

On a course Tree Climbing park in cheval, on a walk or hiking, enjoy the great outdoors with your family! Discover new activities, experience great moments with your children and leave with a head full of beautiful memories.

Family trails: experience nature adventures in Aveyron

The marked hiking trails are perfect for peaceful excursions! Find a selection of circuits to explore in our TOP family hikes.

TOP family hikes

Family water activities

The weather's nice ? It's hot ? All in the water! Race in canoe Kayak, keep your balance on a paddle boarding or start a water fight at the swimming pools !

As a family, the lakes and rivers form a veritable playground in the heart of nature. In contact with the elements, feel unique sensations.

The banks of lakes and rivers are also perfect places for relaxing and picnics.

Visits, sites and monuments to do with the family

Explore exceptional sites and monuments: castle, fortress, abbey… As a family, visit differently! Treasure hunt, treasure hunts, booklet-games… Have fun in the heart of the Aveyron heritage. Enjoy unique experiences: torchlight tours, storytelling tours, climbing the bell tower of the collegiate, you will be amazed!

New arrivals

  • Visit the chapel of the Black Penitents with a game booklet! Find hidden objects, piece together puzzles and admire this timeless place in the heart of the medieval bastide town of Villefranche de Rouergue.
  • In Villeneuve, download the Baludik application and follow Sam in the footsteps of his grandfather! Explore the medieval city with clues and missions and take a walk in the heart of nature on the causse.
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Activities with animals

Reconnect with nature! Visiting the farm, in one Zoo or a zoo, observe the animals from here and elsewhere! Meet producers, farmers and healers who love their job. 

Free activities with children

Because family vacations quickly get expensive: tickets for amusement parks, buying back the lost cap for the 3rd time (this year) or the sunscreen forgotten at home (even though you had just bought a brand new tube)… Not to mention the memories that your little ones want to bring back to grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt, and then to friends too! 
So, to compensate, we deliver to you a selection of 5 free activities to do with the family!

Family activity, the Martiel dolmens

The Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron: an ideal destination for family holidays! Wide open spaces, unspoiled nature, outdoor activities... Paradise for little explorers!

Going as a family to Aveyron means choosing to cut yourself off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to experience moments together, share emotions and create memories that you will never forget. It also means living stories without capital letters, simple and unique adventures with your children...

Together, live beautiful natural stories, those that combine immersion in nature and discovery of an authentic heritage.

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Visit to the alpaca farm

Looking for an unusual activity for our holidays and to please the children, we book a visit to the DuPrem Alpaca farm, in Maleville. An outing in the middle of nature in the middle of alpacas, the whole family is enthusiastic so let's go! A farm of enthusiasts At first glance, the setting seduces us! The…


Tonight we visit Villeneuve d'Aveyron by torchlight!


We discovered the dolmens of Foissac!


Visit of the chapel of the Pénitents Noirs with the family


05 August 10 August 2024

Festival in Bastides

Villefranche de Rouergue, Villeneuve d'Aveyron Najac, La Bastide l'Evêque, Rieupeyroux and Sauveterre de Rouergue
Every summer, the Festival en Bastides showcases street arts in Villefranche, Najac, Villeneuve, La Bastide l'Evêque, Rieupeyroux and Sauveterre de Rouergue. Let yourself be surprised! A festival, bastides Now an unmissable event in the cultural landscape of Aveyron, the Festival en Bastides will illuminate, again this summer, the squares, alleys and gardens of the bastides...
17 August 19 August 2024

Najac Fouace Festival

On the occasion of Saint-Barthélemy, savor an essential specialty of Aveyron… Fouace! Like a regional star, this brioche cake is celebrated at the Najac festival in August. A gourmet and festive product: the fouace! Fouace, a crown-shaped cake flavored with orange blossom, looks like a brioche in…
28 June 30 June 2024

Saint John's Day festival in Villefranche de Rouergue

Flowered corso, bandas in the squares and in the streets, traditional musical groups from all European countries, parades of majorettes and folk groups, large funfair, the Saint Jean festival is an essential part of Villefranchise life. An unmissable annual event Every year in June, the big celebration…
20 July 21 July 2024

Medieval Villeneuve

Come and celebrate the medieval heritage of Villeneuve d'Aveyron on the occasion of the medieval faërie! Shows, performances, traditional dinner… to the sound of flutes and tambourines. Located 9 km from Villefranche de Rouergue, the bastide of Villeneuve is a little nugget to discover. Overlooking the limestone plateau of the Causse, it is a stage on the way…

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