Capital of the Causse which it proudly dominates, Villeneuve d'Aveyron offers an exceptional architectural heritage. Like a pilgrim, walk its streets and discover the secret of its beautiful stones.

Place des Conques and Soubirane tower
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Occitania on a platter

Don't be fooled by its distant appearance as a French village of Épinal. Essential step on the Way to Santiago de Compostela, this small city full of character is a real treasure of medieval architecture.

The history of this village naturally begins in the XNUMXthe century when it was a simple village (sauveté) placed under the protection of the Church. Two centuries later was created here the first bastide of Rouergue at the instigation of Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse.

Stroll through the alleys and cross the eras of this town where each stone is a witness to the proud Occitan history. Contemplate the murals of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and be amazed by the sculptures of strange animals from the imagination of sculptor Pierre Prévost. In summer, enter the Soubirane Tower to admire art exhibitions.

Lively all year round, this village of nearly 2 inhabitants offers many shops, services and restaurants for a pleasant gourmet break after your day of sightseeing.


Une bastide sur le causse
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A country house on the causse

280 million years ago the sea stretched over what would become the Causse de Villeneuve. Pebbles, fossils still attest to it...

An opening onto the landscapes of the Causse

The Causse de Villeneuve forms the western tip of the Aveyron department, an ideal playground for your walks and hikes. Its low reliefs will allow the whole family to venture out to discover the landscapes of stony moorland, forests of stunted oaks and the small heritage of the Causse. Dolmens, caselles, dovecote, so many sites to explore!

For the bravest, a variant of Way of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, the GR62B which connects Conques to Toulouse, crosses the town. So put on your sneakers, the paths are just waiting for you!

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