44 touristic and cultural places nearby our lodgings invite you to discover the patrimonial wealth of our region : landscapes, Bastides, Castles, museums…
Sauveterre du Rouergue
Admirable and magnificently protected village nested in the heart of Ségala, it is the former royal bastide that kept (preserved) its plan in checkerboard and its place surrounded with arches. At the time of the knights, the medieval city preserved its doors strengthened by St Christophe and St Vital, its towers and its staves. Inside, stony houses the Renaissance or in timber frames and corbelled constructions overhang alleys and banelles, which by-pass the Gothic collegiate church in the altarpiece classified of the XVIIth century up to the central place in 47 arches.
Albi consists of the St Cecile cathedral and of Berbie palace which dominate the city centre. Henri de Toulouse Lautrec’s home town, there is a museum regrouping an important collection of works of the painter Postimpressionist. Finally, Albi is especially an historic place, the name of which was given to the followers of the Catharism, the Albigeois, they underwent a violent repression in the XIIIth century on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cordes sur Ciel
Situated in the crossroads of Query, Reargue and Ambiguous, Cordes-sur-Ciel does not fail to impress by its imposing presence and its looks. Dominating the valley of Cérou, it raises itself proudly on its rocky hook which gives the impression it reaches high in the sky.
Under its visible simplicity, this small village hides an incredible jewel, a magnificent abbey which characterises the Mecca of Romanesque art. This historic period of Conques, in the XIth and XIIth centuries, coincides with the construction of the Romanic abbey church and the creation of the most beautiful details of silversmith's trade of its treasure, of which saint Foy's golden majesty. On the door of the church,there are 124 characters who for the past 800 years have illustrated the last judgment. The light through stained glasses, heightens the Romanic austerity. Important place of pilgrimage and protected site, the village kept its beautiful medieval unity: he tells moreover his history in the course of the exhibitions of the European Centre of art and medieval civilization.
The village stretches in the side of the mass of fallen rocks of the Rock of Combalou, in the South of Larzac. This mass of fallen rocks due to the collapse of the mountain of Combalou, created a network of cracks and faults, called " fleurines ", which ventilate the cellars where the famous cheese of Roquefort are refined. The production of this cheese results from a tradition going back to more than thousand years. This tells moreover his history in the course of the exhibitions of the European Center of art and medieval civilization.
Le Viaduc de Millau
Situated 5 km of Millau ( Aveyron) in the South of France, the viaduct allows the motorway A75 "to glance through" the valley of the Tarn at a height of 270m. The total height of the building reaches (affects) 343 m, (for comparison the Eiffel Tower measures 300 m) on a length of 2500 m. The construction was realised by the company Eiffage and the architecture drawn by Sir Norman Foster.