TOURIST PLACES AND ACTIVITIES

Our campsite, located at the gates of the Gorges de l’Aveyron, has an ideal location for exploring the Tarn et Garonne and its treasures. Bordered by the departments of Lot, Aveyron, Tarn and Haute-Garonne, you can explore the cultural and historical heritage of the region

Montricoux

Montricoux, a small village bordered by the Aveyron river, is a former stronghold of the Templars which is very popular with lovers of old stones. You can stroll through the medieval village admiring the many half-timbered houses, visit the castle and the Marcel Lenoir museum. Other curiosities and elements of the heritage of Montricoux: the church of Saint Pierre and its bell tower, the church of Saint Laurent, the mill still in operation and the washhouses or the Sacré Coeur which now houses the media library. 

Two small hiking trails start from the village which is also crossed by la vélo route des Gorges of the Aveyron which connects Montauban to Laguépie.

The major Occitania sites and the most beautiful villages in France

The Gorges de l’Aveyron have exceptional architectural, heritage and natural riches.

Do not miss :

  • Bruniquel : a walk in the cobbled streets full of charm, a visit to the castles and their gardens located at the top of the village which offers a breathtaking view of the Gorges de l’Aveyron. The unmissable: the castle festival which takes place every year at the end of July/beginning of August.
  • Penne : A picturesque and authentic site. The narrow streets of the village lead you to the imposing medieval fortress. A beautiful view of the Aveyron river and the Grésigne forest. Every summer, relive the medieval festivals at the Château de Penne.
  • Puycelsi : obligatory stop to visit the fortified village which dominates the forest of Grésigne, which earned it its name of “Fortress of wood” and enjoy a superb view of the landscape. A break at the “Puycelsi Roc Café”, the oldest bistro in the fortified village, is a must.
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val : Visit the picturesque village of Saint Antonin, located in the heart of the Gorges de l’Aveyron. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can indulge in many activities in the surrounding nature. Every Sunday morning, the alleys of the city host a market full of colors and flavors.
  • Cordes sur Ciel : The ascent is done on foot, “head in the clouds” which earned it its little name of “perched city”, through the steep and cobbled streets in a medieval atmosphere. You can discover many artists’ studios there. A must visit.
  • Castelnau de Montmiral : Located at the entrance to the Gaillac vineyard, a medieval town overlooking the Tarn valley. A must-see place, located in the heart of the village, Place des Arcades is the market square which takes place every Tuesday morning.  

1 hour from the campsite, you can also visit

  • The Lot Valley : the town of Cahors, the medieval village of Saint-Cirq Lapopie, Puy-l’Evêque the prehistoric cave of Pech-Merle
  • Albi : the Sainte-Cécile cathedral and the Berbie palace which houses the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, the historic center and a boat trip on the Tarn
  • Toulouse : A tourism pass with 10 places not to be missed. A visit to the city of space.
  • Villefranche de Rouergue : Take advantage of the market on Thursday mornings with its local smells and colours. Then, continue on and enjoy the city’s rich architectural heritage.

Activities near the campsite

Culture

The region has a very rich cultural heritage:

    • Castles and fortresses: Bruniquel, Penne, Negrepelisse, Bioule
    • Caussade: the last maker’s workshop, the Willy’s Paris millinery, the hatters’ square
    • St Pierre de Moissac Abbey
    • Beaulieu-en-Rouergue Abbey
    • The Victor Brun Natural History Museum and the Ingres Museum in Montauban
    • Museum of old trades in Finhan

Nature

Cave and remarkable natural spaces delight visitors:

    • The Aveyron Gorges
    • The Bosc cave in Saint Antonin
    • The Martels gardens in Giroussens
    • Bruniquel prehistoric camp

Sport

Great adventure spaces await you for the practice of sports activities such as:

    • Canoe
    • Climbing or Via Ferrata
    • Potholing
    • Wakeboard or paddle at the Monteils water ski lift

for the more daring

    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Hiking, biking
    • or horseback riding…

for the wiser

Gastronomy

Gourmets can discover the region in their own way: chestnuts, cabécou (goat cheese), porcini mushrooms, honey, jams, fruit juices, wines…

    • Ramier Farm in Montauban
    • Fromagerie le Pic à Penne
    • The apiary of Fontabeilles in Puylaroque
    • The banks of the Aveyron at Albias (orchards)
    • L’embucaire farm and its duck specialties
    • The Pibouls farm in Montauban

With family

Holidays are the perfect time to share family activities. The daily race is over, it’s time to get together and enjoy privileged moments.

    • Adventure park in Saint Antonin (Accrobranche)
    • Monclar de Quercy or Malivert Leisure Center in Molières
    • Lère park in Monteils
    • Domaine du Gazania at La Bastide du temple (In a labyrinth of water and tropical plants, reminiscent of the scent of the islands, you will discover marvelous multicolored birds…wine, flowering plants, fruits!)
    • Parc AnimaPark in Le BurgaudThe
    • City of Space in Toulouse
    • The Martels gardens in Giroussens
    • Pony ride at the Domaine des Bastides in Bruniquel
    • Donkey ride, with the Abri-Niquel de Bruniquel
    • Bee au top – The apiary and educational farm of Fontabeilles in Puylaroque
    • The Toy Museum in Montaban
    • The Natural History Museum in Montauban

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