villages de caractère Caylus

Our villages of character

Medieval bastides

and villages of character

Medieval bastides and villages of character

The stones and monuments of our charming villages make up a story to be told along the narrow streets that wind past streams and rivers. Unexpected viewpoints on our small towns, punctuate the Aveyron valley, the Causses and the Pechs and draw a beautiful entry.

In the heart of the medieval bastides, you only have to look up to admire the chiselled details of the old façades, full of history. From the gargoyles of the Maison aux Loups in Caylus, to the sculpted decorations on the pillars of the Maison Romane in Saint-Antonin Noble Val, to the strong remains of the Lou Viel Castel castle overlooking Laguépie, there is no shortage of ideas for visits.

On the borders of Quercy and Rouergue, Caylus has dominated the Bonnette valley since Roman times. With its two castles dating from the 12th and 19th centuries, its sloping hills and its artificial lake at the foot of the village, Caylus is a beautiful town with medieval architecture. Take the view from the point of the cross to discover all its assets!

A must-see: Zadkine's Christ and the House of Wolves.

At the confluence of the Viaur and the Aveyron, Laguépie, a border village between Najac, Cordes and Saint-Antonin, is situated on a peninsula, between land and water. This village lives to the rhythm of its weekly market, its Occitan summer university and its festivals, including the unmissable chestnut festival! During the summer season, motocross circuits and supervised swimming on the Viaur are a joy for all. A must-see: the Blue Flag bathing area, the Lou Viel Castel castle 

Located at the confluence of two rivers and at the junction of three large fiefs in the Middle Ages, the village of Saint-Antonin has a rich history! From its flamboyant medieval past to its 20th century spa town project, Saint-Antonin has more than enough to surprise you...
Here, we love outdoor activities: hiking, horse riding, cycling, climbing, speleology or canoeing down the Aveyron gorges. The culture is alive with our market, our festivals and our craftsmen. A must-see: the Romanesque house and Sunday market

Our small villages

that are worth a visit!

Lacapelle-Livron, a high place of Templar history with its commandery, Varen and its deanery, a religious complex which surprises in a small village, Parisot and its lake for a well-deserved break and Verfeil which conceals a well-hidden secret... A magnificent gilded wooden high altar from the 17th century, offered by the abbey of Beaulieu.

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