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St Affrique - Vieux Pont and river Sorgues

St Affrique – Former walled city – Aveyron

St Affrique in Aveyron, a former walled city on the banks of the Sorgues, fortified during the Hundred Years War and pulled down during the Wars of Religion

Statues-Menhirs - Aveyron

Statues-Menhirs Aveyron – Carved Monoliths

The Lady of Saint-Sernin, one of the Statues Menhirs of Aveyron, the first-life size sculptures of human beings carved 5000 years ago during the Copper Age

Knights Templar Commanderies in Aveyron - La Cavalerie

Knights Templar Commanderies in Aveyron History

The five Knights Templar Commanderies in Aveyron are Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, La Cavalerie, La Couvertoirade, Le Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux and St-Jean-d’Alcas

Maison des Echevins in Vabres Abbaye

Vabres L’Abbaye – Cathedral – Walled village

Vabres L’Abbaye, an abbey founded by Benedictine monks and a diocese founded by the Pope in 1317, today a picturesque walled village in the heart of Aveyron

Villefranche de Rouergue - Pont des Consuls

Villefranche de Rouergue – Bastide Aveyron

Villefranche de Rouergue built in 1234 by Alphonse de Poitiers, today listed as Grand Site of Midi-Pyrénées, City of Art and History and Bastide of Rouergue

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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