This part of southern France is not only blessed with beautiful landscapes and untouched nature, it also has many historical and cultural places of interest. Old towns with churches and fortresses dating back to the Middle Ages or even the Roman era let you relive the glorious past. The two world-famous caves located in Aven Armand and Roquefort also merit a visit.
Sightseeing in Aveyron
RCN Val de Cantobre
The natural surroundings of the French parks are ideal for a variety of survival sports. You can do abseiling, rafting or canyoning. Canyoning is one of the most spectacular outdoor sports. The aim is to follow a river through a canyon. You descend into the canyon wearing professional equipment, preparing you for the challenging route along high gorges, natural slides and roped descents.
Drive up to the limestone plateaus in the protected Grands Causses Regional Park, explore deep gorges and venture into mesmerising caves…
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon owes its location to the collapse of part of the Combalou, a rock formation south of the village, about a million years ago. The world-famous Roquefort cheese has its roots here, in the Roquefort-sur-Soulzon village. The blue cheese is made from milk from sheep that roam the Causses slopes. Many cheese makers' cellars are open to visitors.
Not far from RCN Val de Cantobre lies Nant with its old market and abbey-style church which dates back to the 11th and 12th century.