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The Aveyron Gorge

The lungs of Tarn-et-Garonne

Gorges de l'Aveyron
Gorges de l'Aveyron

The lungs of Tarn-et-Garonne
Less than 30 minutes from Montauban and only an hour's drive from Toulouse, the Aveyron Gorges are a paradise for nature lovers with canoeing, rambling and rock climbing on offer.
Classed a Natura 2000 zone, there is a rich variety of flora and fauna.
As well as being the lungs of Tarn-et-Garonne, the Gorges of the Aveyron nestle, within their towering cliffs, jewels of mediaeval villages such as Bruniquel, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, Caylus and Montricoux...

 

Nature activities and rugged landscapes

Gorges de l'Aveyron
Gorges de l'Aveyron

If you're the sporty type and you like the outdoors, then come to the Aveyron Gorges!
Canoeing, kayak, rock-climbing, potholing mountain biking, rambling: either on foot or on horseback, hang gliding as well as biking....
Up to you to choose amongst the multitude of outdoor activities available in the Aveyron Gorges.

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Gorges de l'Aveyron
 

Medieval villages and castles

St Antonin Noble Val - Le Beffroi
St Antonin Noble Val - Le Beffroi

Inhabited since prehistoric times, the Aveyron Gorges possess a wealth of architectural and natural riches.
Castles and mediaeval villages, caves and amazing landscapes delight visitors.

Don't miss:
-    Montricoux, an outstanding village with its Marcel-Lenoir museum
-    Bruniquel,classed'Most beautiful villages of France or "Plus Beaux Villages de France", its castles and Maison Payrol
-    St Antonin Noble Val, a mediaeval town and the Grotte du Bosc
-    Varen, its deanery, a masterpiece of Romanesque art
- Beaulieu-en-Rouergue abbey in Ginals
-    Cas Castle and its gardens
-    Caylus, an outstanding village with its House of wolves, its church and the crucifix by the sculptor Zadkine.