Walks in Aveyron
Belcastel, a picturesque village
Follow the river Aveyron winding it’s way from Belcastel to Najac, don’t hesitate to stray from it’s flow to visit its heritage and culture in order to discover these picturesque villages. Classified « most beautiful villages of France » Belcastel and its unique houses offers a real charm with it’s authentic architecture. It will make your stroll so much more rewarding.
Najac and its fortress
Also classified ” The most beautiful villages of France ” Najac, with its highly impressive royal fortress perched on the summit of a hill. The natural wealth offers so many, activities such as mountain bike riding, canoeing and of course hiking. An inescapable stop-off place of Aveyron, a village with one unique winding street balanced on a rocky ridge on a rock peak ! where sculptures, fountains and fortified doors appear one after another marking out the route which passes at the foot of the famous fortress.
Aligot, Roquefort, the farçous, « Gateau à la broche » a cake cooked over a naked flame. So many specialities Aveyronnaises that you can discover or rediscover during your stay ! You don’t know Aligot ? Also called the ribbon of friendship, this purée of mashed potato made from Tomme cheese of Laguiole is absolutely delicious !
Another speciality, the Roquefort, the one and only we call the king of cheeses which is made on site in the cellars Roquefort. Perfect where one can learn everything about the manufacturing and also to take advantage of a tasting.
If you walk in the markets of Aveyron, you’ll find more than likely the traditional meal « Farçous » ! These small pancakes personalised by each family have a common ingredient: Swiss chards ! Perfect to take on a picnic …