Towns and villages of Aveyron to visit
Millau is the sub-prefecture of Aveyron, in the Occitan region.
Located 30 minutes by car from the Aveyron campsite, go and visit its historic centre and its famous viaduct. You will be able to make a halt at the museum of the glove or to practise multiple activities of full nature. Indeed, it is not for nothing that Millau is the capital of gloves and leather as well as nature sports.
You must discover this pretty town during your stay at the campsite, there are plenty of things to do there! multiple things to do there!
Nant : The garden of the Aveyron
Nant is a charming medieval village with more than 1000 inhabitants located 800 meters from the campsite les 2 Vallées.
Discover its History by visiting the abbey church Saint-Pierre and the chapelle des Pénitents.
Go hiking at the Source of Durzon, at the hermitage Saint-Alban (former small chapel at the top of a mountain) or at the Roc Nantais (rock overlooking the village). Wander through its many narrow streets and visit one of the many markets held regularly under the Ancient market in the center of the village.
Good to know : for a correct pronunciation, you should not pronounce the “t” of Nant!
The Templar and Hospitaller Cities
South Aveyron : a Templar and Hospitaller country marked by History!
Discover the 5 Templar and Hospitaller cities located a few kilometres from the 2 Valleys campsite :
- La Couvertoirade : one of the ten most beautiful villages of France in Aveyron
- La Cavalerie : an exceptional view of a restored heritage
- Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon : headquarters of the Templar then Hospital commandery
- Saint-Jean-d’Alcas : a village fort that will amaze you
- The Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux : an imposing tower nicknamed the Larzac lighthouse
In July and August, these villages organize animations for young and old to entertain you while cultivating you.
For a travel in time and unforgettable memories that you will remember for a long time!
A magnificent village perched on the rocks very close to the campsite : it’s Cantobre !
A large number of reports have been filmed in this surprising location overlooking the Dourbie Valley. Only 6 km from the campsite les 2 Vallées or barely 10 minutes by car, Cantobre is worth the detour and has a unobstructed view of the Grands Causses. You will love its stone houses and narrow streets. Its Saint-Etienne church dominates the village.
Because of its unique location, Cantobre even served as a lookout post in Roman times!
The hamlet of Saint-Véran
Saint-Véran : a hamlet you must see when you visit Aveyron !
In the Gorges de la Dourbie, about fifteen kilometres from the campsite, go for a walk in the village of Saint-Véran. In this unique setting, during a hike, you will discover a fortified castle and traditional stone houses.
You will appreciate the calm and the serenity of this place which has kept its authentic soul!
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite : to visit
A beautiful place where you have to stop on your way to visit the Millau Viaduct : la Roque-Sainte-Marguerite !
About 14 km from Millau, in the Dourbie Gorges, it is a typical Aveyron village, located on a mountainside. A 17th century castle with its machicolation tower overlooks the village. Below, the river La Dourbie flows quietly. La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite is also the starting point to access the Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux, located a little higher up.
In short, a charming village to make a stop in a preserved natural landscape!
Conques : one of the most beautiful villages in France!
A little further north in the Aveyron and less than 2 hours drive from the campsite, visit the superb village of Conques. This place has kept all its authenticity and has many treasures to explore : the Sainte-Foy abbey, the stained glass windows of Pierre Soulages or the bridge on the Dourdou river.
On the way to Santiago de Compostela, this village takes us directly back to the Middle Ages with its cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.
A village symbol of Romanesque art !