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Airotel has chosen to establish itself in Aveyron, a wild department with untouched beauty, in the Occitanie region. Located in the South of the Massif Central, its landscapes are very varied: mountains, plateaus, gorges, plains, valleys, lakes ... Its heritage which is both modern and old is also attractive, marking strongly its culture of the vestiges of the past. It's clear as day, the Aveyron is a place of character, like its famous Roquefort. So, to make the most of it, Airotel has chosen for your three destinations to discover: Rodez, Conques and the Millau Viaduct.
Are you a history buffs? then you are in the right place! By walking through the streets of the city of Rodez, you will be transported to another era: the time of cathedrals! At the center of the city, the Notre-Dame cathedral in its center knows how to impress its visitors, with its height of 87 meters, its serrated red sandstone belfry and its houses arranged firmly around it. The whole city is actually impressive, so much a domineering energy emerges from it, which the Gauls had already noticed. Its artistic culture is notorious: the Pierre Soulages museum, the Denys Puech museum and the Fenaille museum, will make you appreciate ancient and modern art. You will also be able to observe the architecture of the Renaissance, the houses and the mansions. You can also learn more about horse riding and enjoy some good local dishes, thanks to the many gourmet restaurants and breweries.
It is to the Middle Ages that you will travel by visiting the charming village of Conques. Sheltered at the top of the Lot valley, Conques is a stopping place for pilgrims going to Puy-en-Velay, in view of Saint-Jacques de Compostela. Two monuments have also been classified as World Heritage by UNESCO: the Abbey Sainte-Foy, erected in the 11th century, and the bridge of pilgrims, overlooking the Dourdou River. You can admire the Romanesque art and the treasure of Sainte-Foy.
It is to Michel Virlogeux, a French engineer, and Lord Norman Foster, an English architect, that we owe the famous viaduct of Milau. Inaugurated in 2004, it is the highest viaduct in the world, with a height of 343 meters, and a length of 2460 meters. It was initially created to facilitate road transport between Paris and the Mediterranean. The A75 motorway, overlooking the Tarn, now has a much more fluid and fast network. Its sailboat-shaped structure arouses the curiosity of millions of tourists who come to see the artistic and technical prowess. It is also an opportunity for passers-by to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape: the Tarn, the Causse Rouge and the Causses du Larzac. Moreover, this space is labeled as the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park. And if you feel like it, the cellars of Roquefort are only a few kilometers from the Viaduct. While visiting Millau, you can also enjoy its artistic culture, including haute couture and crafts. The surrounding cities will provide you with interesting historical details concerning the famous Order of Templars and Hospitallers.
As you can see, Aveyron has character but will also seduce you with its natural, cultural and historical heritage. For a relaxed holiday, do not hesitate to visit the Airotel campsites.