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Montricoux

Historic site and monument, Town / Village, Historic patrimony in Montricoux
  • A picturesque fortified village on the banks of the Aveyron whose streets are lined with medieval half-timbered and corbelled houses...

  • In the Gorges de l'Aveyron, nature has done things well: between Saint-Antonin Noble Val and Montricoux, the river has carved out the limestone, sculpting gorges with steep cliffs. Since prehistoric times, man has inhabited this region: numerous caves have preserved his traces. The Aveyron Gorges are nature... nature. And, in the old villages like Montricoux, in the shade of castles and keeps, the old houses remember the prosperity of yesterday.the old castle of Montricoux keeps some traces...
    In the Gorges de l'Aveyron, nature has done things well: between Saint-Antonin Noble Val and Montricoux, the river has carved out the limestone, sculpting gorges with steep cliffs. Since prehistoric times, man has inhabited this region: numerous caves have preserved his traces. The Aveyron Gorges are nature... nature. And, in the old villages like Montricoux, in the shade of castles and keeps, the old houses remember the prosperity of yesterday.the old castle of Montricoux keeps some traces of the Templars who created it. It belonged for a time to Sully. Today it houses the Marcel-Lenoir museum, a famous painter of the 19th and 20th centuries, a former figure of Montparnasse where he frequented Modigliani and Fernand Léger. Marcel Lenoir retired at the end of his life in Montricoux where he died in 1931. Today, the Aveyron Gorges are a paradise for nature sports enthusiasts: canoeing, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and potholing are their favorite activities.Heritage discovery cards: "Houses in Montricoux" "Two houses in Montricoux" "The Sacred Heart in Montricoux"
  • Environment
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m