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Barbican in Peyrousse-le-Roc

Peyrusse-le-Roc medieval village – Aveyron

Peyrusse-le-Roc, a stunning ruined medieval village that once was a thriving mining city and one of the most important bailiwicks of the historical Rouergue

Pink Garlic Soup of Lautrec recipe

Pink garlic soup of Lautrec – Recipe

The pink garlic soup is one of the many garlic-based culinary specialties of the medieval walled village of Lautrec in the department of Tarn

Aveyron landscape

Aveyron department in Occitanie region

Aveyron department replaces the historic province of Rouergue and is a country of wild and varied landscapes that boasts several major tourist landmarks

Millau Viaduct seen from Peyre

Peyre troglodyte medieval village – Aveyron

Peyre, a semi-troglodyte village perched on a cliff overlooking the Viaduct of Millau over the river Tarn and ranked among the Beaux Villages de France

Plateau du Levezou

Plateau du Levezou – Central Aveyron

The Plateau du Levezou is a region of lakes and wind farms that produce hydroelectricity and renewal energy that amount to over 5% of national energy

Fenaille Museum - Lady of Saint-Sernin statue-menhir

Fenaille Museum – Hôtel de Jouéry – Rodez

The Fenaille Museum of Rodez was founded in the Hôtel de Jouéry and is primarily dedicated to the archaeology and history of Rouergue

Montlaur on the bank of the Dourdou River

Montlaur village – Rougier de Camares

Montlaur, a picturesque and historical village located in the fertile Dourdou Valley in the Rougier de Camares and inhabited since ancient times

Rougier de Camares - Soil saturated with iron dioxide

Rougier de Camares – Southern Aveyron

Rougier of Camares, a vast region of Southern Aveyron that owes the red colour of its landscapes to the large amounts of iron oxide present in its soil

Priory and Eglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Toulongergues

Eglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Toulongergues

The pre-Romanesque Eglise Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Toulongergues near Villeneuve d’Aveyron, is one of the oldest churches in Western Europe

Icones in Pessales Russian Orthodox Chapel

Pessales Russian Orthodox Chapel – Sylvanes

Pessales Russian Orthodox Chapel near Sylvanes Abbey, built in Russia, transported by train and re-assembled in Pessales by the young Russians who buil it

Giroussens Contemporary Ceramics Market

Giroussens Contemporary Ceramics Market

Giroussens Contemporary Ceramics Market is held every 1st weekend of June, and showcases an industry the Romans introduced in the Tarn some 2000 years ago

Pounti, a traditional dessert from Central France

Pounti – Traditional Recipe from Cantal

Pounti, a traditional sucre-sale dish from Cantal and Aveyron in Southern Auvergne, prepared with mincemeat, chard leaves, flour, eggs, milk and prunes

Moulin de Cougnaguet

Moulin de Cougnaguet, fortified watermill in the Lot

Moulin de Cougnaguet, a fortified watermill built in the early 14th century by Cistercian monks, and today one of the key tourist attractions of the Lot
Towpath carved into the Falaises de Bouzies

Bouzies, boating base on the river Lot

Bouzies, a popular boating base and tourist spot on the river Lot renowned for its spectacular cliffs and towpath carved into the rock
Saint-Cernin du Causse in the Lot

Saint-Cernin du Causse village church

Saint-Cernin du Causse, a rural village of Quercy that boasts a church decorated with a wealth of colourful frescoes and contemporary stained-glass windows
Fort du Lourdou in Belcastel - Aveyron

Fort du Lourdou – Roc d’Anglars

Fort du Lourdou, the defensive outpost of the fortress of Belcastel was built at the foot of Roc d'Anglars, an imposing cliff commanding the Aveyron River

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