For your holidays, you have chosen to stay in the Aveyron... You've made the right choice !
You will discover one of the largest departments of France in the center of a triangle formed by Clermont-Ferrand, Toulouse and Montpellier.
An exceptional heritage
From a great variety of geological features, splendid landscapes have been created, as varied as they are numerous.
With its 10 villages classified as "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" (The Most Beautiful Villages of France) : Belcastel, Brousse le Château, La Couvertoirade, Conques, Estaing, Najac, Peyre, Sainte Côme d' Olt, Sainte Eulalie d' Olt, Sauveterre de Rouergue and its many other tourist sites such as Saint Geniez d' Olt, les Monts d' Olt, Les Monts d' Orléans, and the Monts d' Olt.
The Aveyron, a land of passion : Its craftsmanship and its "Savoir-vivre"
Its rich cultural heritage made of arts, stories and traditions
Rodez Cathedral, Millau Viaduct, Belcastel Castles, Bournazel, Calmont d' Olt, Coupiac, etc...
Museums: Soulages and Fenaille in Rodez, from the knife to Laguiole, the Maison de l'eau in Saint Jean du Bruel, Terra d' Olt in Saint Parthem, without forgetting the special atmosphere of a guided tour in the heart of the second livestock market in Laissac, France
Its mosaic of natural sites
An ideal place for nature sports, from confirmed beginners to novices in all seasons
Between walks and hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking, alone or accompanied, you will also find various water fun activities, theme parks, aerial sports, adventure courses, climbing sites but also well being and relaxation
Its authentic gastronomy, rich in traditions, colours and flavours
Other than the local lamb and beef specialties of the Aubrac farms, are its famous cheeses : Roquefort, the Pérail trésor des Grands Causses, the famous proud Laguiole of Aubrac or Bleu des Causses, etc... The Aveyron also produces many wines of character like "Marcillac et ses rougiers", from Millau to Estaing.
These are just a few examples of the so many products so... Aveyronnais.
The Aveyron alos has a large range of more or less well-known culinary specialties, all quite delicious : Aligot (liquid smashed potatoes mixed with local cheese), Farçous (doughnuts of blettes, flavoured with garlic and parsley), Truffade (smashed potatoes with "Salers" cheese and garlic), Tripoux (veal tripe rolled in a slice of lamb), Fricandeaux (roasted pâté), and also roasted cakes. Many local products, labelled "Made in Aveyron", will surprise your taste buds.
As you can see, the Aveyron is full of gourmet traditions to discover directly at the producer's home in the Markets or at the Farm you can visit, in shops and -of course- in restaurants.
To make the most of your stay :
Have you made up your mind? Perfect! We are waiting for you between Aveyron Valley and Lot Valley, the ideal place to discover Aveyron and for an unforgettable holiday, at Camping Les Calquières of course!