Aveyron, a department which perfectly unites history and preserved nature in the heart of Occitanie. Explore its charming medieval villages, taste authentic cuisine, and let yourself be seduced by its varied landscapes, between wild plateaus, green valleys and winding rivers. Aveyron, an invitation to wonder through its cultural, gastronomic and natural treasures.

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Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron 

What is the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron destination?

  1. A territory labeled Grand Site Occitanie – South of France.
  2. A concentrate of nature located in the west of the Aveyron department.
  3. A good dose of heritage nuggets.
  4. Generous and authentic cuisine that we love to share.

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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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!

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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Share Natural Stories

in Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron

What are these natural stories?
No compromises here! Between nature and culture, we chose: both! Through our stories of experience, we invite you to discover our beautiful stones, we tell you about our sensations along the water, in the air... Our objective? Let you meet local people, and above all, let you experience stories without capital letters, adventures that you will make unique in the Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron.

5 good reasons to come to the gorges of Aveyron

Why spend your holidays in the Gorges de l'Aveyron? We give you 5 good reasons to come to this preserved corner of Aveyron, between wild nature and preserved heritage. 1/To recharge your batteries in the heart of unspoiled nature Small valleys, big adventures! Don't expect to find here the vertiginous cliffs of the Grand Canyon du Verdon or…


Bastides and Aveyron gorges by bike! 


The Aveyron river by canoe!


Tonight we visit Villeneuve d'Aveyron by torchlight!


The Bastides and Gorges of Aveyron by van


We discovered the dolmens of Foissac!


Villefranche, seen from the sky


Weekend between bastides and Aveyron gorges on the way to Compostela


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