Discover Aveyron

Tourism, ecotourism and activities

In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Grands Causses, the Grand Site classé d’Occitanie and the « Causses et Cévennes » territory ilisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aveyron is the ideal destination for your nature holidays!

Within a radius of 15 km around the domain

Rougier Vélorail Reptilarium

Within a radius of 25 km around the domain

  • Sylvanès Abbey, part of the Grand Site d'Occitanie with its International Festival of Sacred Music and World Music, also has a magnificent 12th century Cistercian Abbey in the middle of nature.
  • The unusual construction of St-Sever : an imaginary palace built without a plan but not without techniques and which metamorphoses over the years. An astonishing artistic project where everyone can leave their mark in a collective work.
  • The Velo-rail of Larzac in Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon: the family activity that children love. Ride along this old railway line on a "velo-rail", an easy and silent means of transport, which enables to discover a beautiful panorama on the valley below even for the less sporty among us !
  • The Reptile center of Larzac in Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon : a beautiful collection of reptiles of all kinds, local and exotic, to be discovered in complete safety with your family.
  • Medieval villages and Templiers : Le Viala du Pas de Jaux, Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon, La Couvertoirade and la Cavalerie : many guided or self-guided tours are possible in these picturesque villages, full of history.
  • The GR71 hiking trail « Chemin des Templiers et des Hospitaliers » : 83 km of trails linking the famous fortified town of la Couvertoirade to other Templier sites in the region. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails can be discovered thanks to the application and the website of
  • For nature and botany lovers, observe the many species of rare flowers, orchids, angel hair... in the Sorgues valley and on the various Causses.
  • The Canalettes du Larzac hike, as beautiful as playful.
  • The initiatives of the League for the Protection of Birds in Aveyron :
  • The Raspes du Tarn (area Natura2000) : fishing, swimming, canoeing, discovery boat cruise, "Le Petit Train des Raspes", ...

Within a radius of 35 km around the domain

  • Millau and its famous Millau Viaduct : Grand site d'Occitanie, capital of outdoor sports (Paragliding, bungee jumping, speleology, climbing, canyoning, rafting, paint-ball, quad...) ; Millau Museum (glove-making, Gallo-Roman ceramics, prehistory), historical centre with artisans and arts and crafts professions, the Beffroi de Millau, local farmers' markets every Friday morning.
  • The Maison Fabre, the Causse's gloves manufacturer, the leatherwork Bleu de Chauffe, Le Sac du Berger... Discover these historic places of skin and glove making.
  • Bateliers du Viaduc : boat trip on the Tarn under the Millau Viaduct with an experienced guide.
  • Les Canalettes du Larzac : on the Larzac plateau, it is a place kept secret (or almost). The Failles du Larzac are 3 parallel cuts in the limestone of the Causse. A magical place, in the middle of the forest and the Aveyron, a few steps from l'Hospitalet-du-Larzac.
  • The original scenography « Larzac, Land of Knights », at the Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon.
  • The « Most beautiful villages of France », Peyre, troglodyte village on the banks of the Tarn with a breathtaking view of the Millau Viaduct. But also the villages la Couvertoirade and Brousse-le-château.
  • Tha nature park "La Cité de Pierres" in Montpellier le Vieux: a unique geological site, offering numerous supervised nature activities for the whole family: via-ferrata, walks and hikes in an unusual landscape (dogs allowed), tyrolean traverse...
  • « Micropolis » in Saint Léon, The city of insects : a museum dedicated to insects with many activities for children and a restaurant area. 
  • Villefranche de Panat and the lakes of the Monts du Lévezou : swimming, various water sports: canoeing, windsurfing, paddling, pedalos, etc.
Viaduc de Millau Montpellier-le-Vieux

And also :

Salagou, en Aveyron
Orchidée Larzac

Aveyron's gastronomy

Where to eat ?

Recommended restaurants near Domaine le Vaxergues :

In Saint-Affrique :

  • La Table de Jean, 7 bvd Emile Trémoulet. For bookings :
  • Le Bruit du Bouchon, 13 bd Emile Tremoulet. For bookings  :
  • Le Pont Neuf, 3 Bd Charles de Gaulle. For bookings  :
  • L'Instant Gourmand crêperie, 1 place de l'hôtel de ville. For bookings  :
  • Le Chat qui dort, 25 place François Fabié. For bookings  :
  • La Boria, 8 Rue des Tendes. For bookings  :

In Vabres l'Abbaye : La Pitchouli, 11 rue du quai. For bookings  :

In Saint Jean d'Alcas : La Pourtanelle, Fort de Saint-Jean-d'Alcas. For bookings  :

In Brousse le château : Le Relays du chasteau. For bookings  :

In Saint-Rome-de-Tarn : L'auberge de Saint-Rome, place Terral. For bookings  :

In Millau :

In Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon : Auberge La cardabelle - For bookings  :

In Rivière-sur-Tarn : Le Sahuc. For bookings :

On the Larzac : Ferme auberge de Jassenove, Jassenove-du-Larzac. For bookings  :

In Saint-Jean du BruelLe Midi Papillon. For bookings  :

At the Salagou Lake : La Guinguette du relais nautique. For bookings :

In Belcastel Restaurant du Vieux Pont, 1* Michelin. For bookings  :

In Rodez : Les Jardins de l'Acropolis, restaurant gastronomique. For bookings  :

In Laguiole : Le Suquet, Maison Bras, Restaurant multi étoilé. For bookings  :

On Aubrac : Le Buron de l'Aubrac. For bookings  :

In Nasbinals : Le Buron du Che, Le Ché. For bookings :


The producers and craftsmen of our region :

  • The Galamans Farm, the op-of-the-range Roquefort cheese, in Saint-Affrique,
  • Farmhouse cheese dairy of the Mas, cheese and yoghurt made from conventional sheep's milk, in Rebourguil,
  • The Larzac Soapery, traditional soap made from sheep's milk, in Millau,
  • Naturae Bioty, creator of 100% natural cosmetics, in Millau,
  • Fabriqué en Aveyron : the brand to discover many other producers and craftsmen from Aveyron.
  • For your purchases, 3 minutes from the Domaine, you will find quality, local and organic products at La Vie Claire. Some of our partners, breeders and farmers, can advise you on your purchases to eat in or take away. We will point you to the best of them, who will also be happy to talk to you about their work.


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