area is located in the campaign
of Aveyron. There is a lot of
hills and wood.
The land is
ideal for pedestrian excursions
or with horse or bicycle. Walks
in wood and the countryside
will charm the amateurs of
nature : flora, fauna and geology
are greatly diversified.
In the valley of the river
“Lot”, many nautical and fishing
activities are possible near
The cultural, historical and
architectural inheritance is
The presence of the “Romans”
are attested by the old thermal
baths in Cransac-les-Thermes
and Salles-la-Source for example.
Many vestiges of the “Templar”
are remaining : castles, chapels,
etc. The presence of “Gallic”
are attested by the existence
of dolmens (the department of
Aveyron is the French department
richest in dolmens), the consonance
and the etymology of the name
of the villages. Many cities
and villages deserve a halt
and a visit : Rodez, Bournazel,
Laguiole, and many else.
Older, near in the valley of
the river “Lot”, the paleolithic
vestiges are visible in several
sites open to the public. Caves
inhabited during prehistory
were arranged for the public.
The cheeses, the traditional
pork-butcheries and the gastronomy
of Aveyron are famous. Certain
recipes are typical of the Rouergue
: the “estofinade” with haddock
(fish of the cold seas of North
Europe), the “aligot”, etc.
Many museums are to be visited
in the area. The exposures relate
to the inheritance industrial,
cultural, geological, naturalist
or history of the area. In each
city or village, you will be
able to find a museum which
will satisfy your curiosity.
In the village of Cransac-les-Thermes,
more convivial activities are
possible : card decks, scrabble,
game of bowls, skittles, etc.