Are you looking for what to visit and what to do in Villefranche de Rouergue? We give you our top 10 essential activities: guided tours, sites to visit, events, sports and leisure... As a family with children, as a couple or with friends, prepare your stay according to your wishes!

Top 10 things to see and do in Villefranche de Rouergue

Are you planning your stay in Bastides and Gorges de l'Aveyron? Are you already there? Discover our top 10 activities to do in Villefranche de Rouergue… Between heritage, nature and well-being, enjoy a stay full of discoveries!


Follow the guide

Let yourself be captivated by our tour guides ! Discover the story of Villefranche-de-Rouergue, its country house and its sites to visit. Immerse yourself in the heart of life in the Middle Ages, go back the centuries and unlock all the secrets of this former capital of Rouergue.

Guided tours

Rue Marcellin Fabre à Villefranche de Rouergue


Explore the royal bastide of Villefranche

Contemplate all the architectural treasures of this new town from the Middle Ages! Along the cobbled streets, admire the Place de la Fontaine du Griffoul, the houses of wealthy merchants, the imposing collegiate church and its square lined with arcades... visit plan at the tourist office or let yourself be guided by the audio guide.

Point de vue du Calvaire


Take the height

Since calvary viewpoint or at the top of bell tower of the collegiate church in summer, overlook the bastide of Villefranche ! Contemplate its grid plan and its ocher tiled roofs.


Savor the local gastronomy

Foodies take note: here we love the simple pleasure of eating well! In the restaurants of Villefranche, on the traditional markets, at our local et shops, have fun! The unmissable: the large Villefranche market on Thursday mornings, one of the most beautiful in the region!



Experience a timeless parenthesis at the monastery of the Chartreuse St-Sauveur

Immerse yourself in the daily life of the Carthusian monks and lay brothers of yesteryear at the Charterhouse of Saint-Sauveur. Treat yourself to a break of calm and serenity by walking through one of the largest cloisters in France.

The Saint-Sauveur charterhouse in Villefranche de Rouergue


Let yourself be surprised by the decor of the chapel of the Black Penitents

Appearances are deceptive… Discreet from the outside, the Chapel of the Black Penitents will surprise you with its rich decor! Push open the doors of this masterpiece of Baroque art…

The chapel of the Black Penitents of Villefranche de Rouergue


Fill up on cultural activities

Enjoy the cultural life offered by Villefranche-de-Rouergue. A cinema outing, an exhibition visit, a performance at the theatre… the city is lively all year round.

The highlights of the year: the feast of Saint-Jean, the festival in Bastides or the musical Labyrinth in Rouergue.

All the agenda


Go on a hike

With family, couple or friends, lace up your hiking boots and explore the circuits near Villefranche-de-Rouergue. On foot or by bike, admire the landscapes around Villefranche, between river, viewpoints and forests.

Hikes and tourist circuits


Unwind outdoors

Take a splash at Aqualudis, stroll along the Aveyron river in a canoe, take off in a microlight or hot-air balloon… As a family, let the children let off steam in the playgrounds and parks of Villefranche.

Sports and leisure activities


Set off on the paths of Santiago de Compostela

Borrow the Conques-Toulouse connection du way to Santiago de Compostela and stop off at Villefranche de Rouergue!

On the way to Santiago de Compostela


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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