Le Lévézou

Surrounding area

From the Lévézou, ideally situated at the heart of Aveyron, you can easily venture out to explore the department's most famous sites.

THE MILLAU VIADUCT

The Millau viaduct

In the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, a regional natural park offering a wealth of outdoor activities, the Millau Viaduct is a spectacular sight. At 343m high and 2460m long, it is the highest viaduct in the world. Designed by architect Lord Norman Foster, it is a structure of great finesse, crossing the Tarn Valley to connect Clermont-Ferrand and Béziers via the A75.

A viewing area has been created at Montjaux on the D593, as you leave the village in the direction of Roquefort.

You can also admire the Millau Viaduct while strolling through the villages of Castelnau-Pégayrols and St-Beauzély.

 

VIADUCT VIEWING AREA IN MOntjauX

Aire de Montjaux

As you leave the village of Montjaux in the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, heading towards Roquefort, you can stop at a vantage point on the left to admire the Millau viaduct and the magnificent surrounding landscape.

While you are there, take time to visit Montjaux and the nearby villages and hamlets.

In Montjaux, take a break and visit the 12th-century Romanesque church, the ruins of the old castle near the viewpoint indicator at the top of the hill, the outside of the minor 15th-century castle (private), the Gothic fountains, the dolmens, sarcophagi and "cazelles" (dry-stone huts) and the 15th-century house.
Website: www.montjaux.fr

Not far from there, in Marzials,  you can admire the old city walls, a 15th-century church and a sacrificial stone.

In Roquetaillade, in the Valley of the Muse, there is a 14th-century church, the old tower of an ancient castle (private), and an old bridge.

In Candas, a hamlet overlooking the Tarn where conditions are conducive to vine-growing, visit the 19th-century Gothic church, the Château d'Imbert de Montjaux, built in 1353 and now converted into a residential property, and the pre-Romanesque church of Saint-Martin d'Aiguebonne.

 

SOUTHERN Aveyron

The Lévézou is a member of the "Aveyron Côté Sud" tourist office network. The network promotes the southern part of the department and its magnificent landscapes stretching from the Lévézou to the vast limestone plateaus of the Larzac, not forgetting the majestic cliffs of the Gorges du Tarn, Roquefort, the home of the famous cheese, and the breathtaking Millau viaduct.

Visit: www.aveyron-cote-sud.com

Website: www.ot-millau.frMillau and its viaduct

Roquefort and its cheese cellars

Website: www.paysderoquefort.com

The Larzac and its Templar sites

Website: www.ot-larzac-vallees.fr

The Gorges du Tarn and their staggering scenery

Website: www.ot-gorgesdutarn.com

 

FARTHER NORTH

Rodez and its cathedral

Website: www.ot-rodez.fr

Conques

The ways of St James, its abbey church and its treasury
Website: www.tourisme-conques.fr

Villefranche-de-Rouergue

In the Rouergue, a land of fortified towns
Website: www.villefranche.com

Aubrac

Its mountain scenery, Laguiole knives and its cheese
Website: www.laguiole-aubrac.com

 

THE GREAT SITES OF Midi-Pyrénées

Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées

The following have been awarded the "Grands Sites de Midi Pyrénées" label in recognition of their importance to the heritage of the region 

  • Millau viaduct, sites of the Knights Templar/Knights Hospitalier, Roquefort-et-Sylvanès,
  • Conques,
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue
 

The LÉvÉzou experience

Welcome to the Lévézou,
a land of vast lakes, unspoilt countryside and unforgettable scenery for you to explore !

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