Aveyron and Tarn

Discovery of Aveyron and Tarn

Aveyron a department accessible to all, its river Aveyron gave it its name, located in the West of France, its Rodez prefecture with its Notre Dame cathedral, its cities are Millau famous for its viaduct, Villefranche-de -Rouergue with the chapel of the Black Penitents, Albi and its pink brick cathedral ... Its most beautiful villages of France like Najac with its perched castle, Conques and its abbey church, the Couvertoirade old city Templar, Espalion ... Laguiole known for the manufacture of knives ... Its big causses like Larzac, Causse Comtal, its gorges like Gorges du Tarn. Its cattle markets in Saint Geniez d'Olt ... Its Aveyronnaise specialties such as aligot, farcous, tripous ... but also cheese such as Roquefort or fouace

Day 1: Arrival in Rodez. Tranfer to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.
Day 2: Excursion to the city of Rodez, capital of Rouergue. Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral and its old neighborhoods. Conques, main stage of the Pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela, visit of its Abbey, its Tympanum with 129 characters. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 3: Departure for Millau and the visit of a glove. Continuation to Couvertoirade, cited Templar located on the Causse du Larzac, surrounded by ramparts is most fascinating. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 4: Departure for Saint Eulalie d'Olt, its church, its castle, its renaissance hotel. Pursuit on Saint Côme d'Olt, rich architectural ensemble from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the afternoon, you will discover Estaing, medieval town located at the entrance of the Lot Gorges and at the foot of the Monts d'Aubrac, Espalion its old bridge classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 5: Departure for Albi, city of art, with its monuments and its emblematic sites, the Sainte Cécile cathedral, the largest brick cathedral in the world. The Berbie Palace, former episcopal, headquarters of the Toulouse Lautrec museum, the most important public collection of the painter. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 6: Departure for the Millau Viaduct, an elegant work of high technicality, with a height of 343 m at the top of pylons, the last link of the A75 motorway. Continuation on Roquefort, visit of its famous cellars, you will discover the history of this cheese which began with a legend. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 7: Departure for Laguiole, capital of Aubrac with vast pastures, village known for the manufacture of its knives. Visit a cutlery, visit the Grenier de Capou, an unusual place, filled with ancient objects. Return to your hotel. Dinner and accomodation.

Day 8: Departure in the morning.