Aveyron – Passion and traditions

  • From Toulouse
  • Gastronomy
  • Culture

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1 – ARRIVAL / RODEZ

Arrival at TOULOUSE airport.

Drive to AVEYRON.

Arrival in RODEZ.

Check in at your hotel for 7 nights.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 RODEZ AND THE CATHEDRAL

Breakfast

City tour of RODEZ and a guided tour of the Cathedral.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 – MILLAU / ROQUEFORT

Breakfast

Drive to MILLAU, capital of the leather and glove industry.

Explore the VIADUC DE MILLAU, the highest bridge in the world.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Proceed to ROQUEFORT, known worldwide for its unique blue cheese.

Visit the famous caves and cheese tasting.

Drive to the Levezou Lakes area.

Back to your hotel in RODEZ.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – MARCILLAC / CONQUES / ESTAING

Breakfast

Drive to MARCILLAC, visit a vinery for a tasting of the local wine.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Visit CONQUES, an authentic village on the Way of Saint James.

Guided tour of the Basilica and the Treasure.

On the way back stop in ESTAING, visit the medieval city and its castle on the river Lot.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – LES GORGES DU TARN

Breakfast

Drive to the «Causse Noir».

Visit the Aven Armand, a huge stalagmite grotto.

Lunch in a typical farm-restaurant.

Drive to the Tarn Canyon, visit the river and the villages.

Back to your hotel in RODEZ.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – NORTH AVEYRON AND AUBRAC PLATEAU

Breakfast

Drive to BOZOULS, stop at the «Hole», a big canyon dug by the river.

Proceed to ESPALION and arrive in LAGUIOLE, Land of Knives.

Visit a gallery and show room of this very special knife industry.

Proceed to a cheese farm for a visit and cheese tasting.

Lunch in a traditional restaurant.

Drive to the village of AUBRAC. Visit a traditional farm.

Explore the Aubrac Plateau and the cities of SAINT URCIZE, NASBINALS.

Back to your hotel in RODEZ.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 – FIGEAC / VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE / BELCASTEL

Breakfast

Drive to FIGEAC.

Visit the Champollion Museum and learn about the ancient Egyptian culture.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Drive to VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE, guided city tour.

Proceed via the Aveyron Valley to the village of BELCASTEL, and visit the 15th century castle.

Back to your hotel in RODEZ.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8 – DEPARTURE

Breakfast

Transfer to TOULOUSE airport for check in and take off.