Not to be missed on the Pilgrims’ Way, Lauzerte is perched in a typical Quercy Blanc landscape. Built in the twelfth century, numerous vestiges of the Middle Ages survive: the classified Romanesque chapel of Saint-Sernin du Bosc, the Place des Cornières with its arcades as well as medieval houses with 13th and 15th C facades.
Overlooking the river Garonne, Auvillar is a picturesque halt for pilgrims. The village, famous in the 18th and 19th centuries for its pottery, is now renowned for its circular town hall dating from 1825, its clock tower and Saint Peter’s church.
This village forms the crossroads of the Quercy, the Rouergue and Albigensian territory and plunges you into its mediaeval past thanks to its ramparts, the twin castle ruins overhanging the River Aveyron and not forgetting the Maison Payrol, former residence of the Governors of Bruniquel and 12th C storeroom.