From the campsite Parc du Charouzech go visit some close touristic sites and the town of Rodez
Le Parc du Charouzech situated in the heart of Aveyron near Rodez and Millau offers you, within 50 km, to discover numerous amazing touristic sites of the departement.
Les Gorges du Tarn
Situated in the heart of the Regional Parc Grand Causses, les Gorges du Tarn are famous for the amazing natural beauty of the deep canyon wich the abrupt faces are up to 500 meters of height.
This territory stretches from the remarkable Causse Mejean in the North to the famous plateau of Larzac on the South passing by the Sauveterre and the Causse Noir, vast area of wild nature.
In the region of Aveyron and Lozere, you can do some beautiful horse or bike rides. You can also go in for numerous sportive activities in living water and in full nature or simply swim or fish in the transparent rivers.
You have the choice of practice numerous sports of full nature, air or water developed in the region : canoe, kayak, rafting or rock climbing, via ferrata, bungee jumping, speleology, paragliding and free flight.
La Couvertoirade, the city of the Templars
The territory of the Couvertoirale stretches on the regional natural parc Grand Causses and on the part of the Causse of Larzac.
The Couvertoirade built by the Templars was an agricultural exploitation center. On those lands, they developed, with the help of the native rural population, the ceral production, the horse breeding to war and sheeps for the meat, the skins and the milk.
A hamlet still visible nowadays was built over time around the castle. The order of Temple was dissolved in 1312. The Hospitallers became the new masters of the Coivertoirade and take in the entire site.
The village is touched by rural exodus, but the quality of his heritage makes it relive.
It opened to tourism in an early way, since the second half of the XX century.
In the heart of the high lands of Aveyron, situated on the boarders of the three departments of Aveyron, Cantal and Lozere, the plateau of Aubrac is the ideal place to take some fresh air, on ski or snowshoes in winter or by foot, bike or horse. By crossing wonderful landscapes where the changing light at any moment sculpts the curbs and the rocks, creating an unique atmosphere, you will be full of emotions. Assured oxygenation. The aligot is the most famous plate of the culinary specialties of Aveyron. It is composed of mashed potatoes, fresh cheese, cream, butter and garlic. The Laguiole knife known in the whole world is the emblem of the cutlery industry in the region of Laguiole.
Roquefort is the most famous cheese of Aveyron. It is one of the flagships of french gastronomy with global renown. It is considered of the king of cheeses. The caves of Roquefort, ventilated by the fleurines, natural fissures in the rock made after the collapse of the mountain Combalou, a million years ago, shelter thousand of cheeses. Made in dairy, then they are refined for fifteen days. The caves of Papillon, Société and Gabriel Coulet are the main producers of Roquefort.
Chef-lieu of the department of Aveyron, Rode is known for its art and contemporary paintings museum, the Soulages museum presents the artwork of the artist Pierre Soulages and also artwork of contemporary artists, situated at the bottom of the Notre-Dame cathedral, one of the most imposing Gothic cathedrals in the South of France, built during three centuries. Among the sportive infrastructures, the Golf Blue Green in the Grand Rodez, situated in Onet-le-Château, offers to the golfers a convivial and modern course with an exceptional view on the city of Rodez and the surrounding countryside.
The village of Conques is situated at the confluence of the Dourdou and the Ouche, wich forms at this place a sort of shell, “Concha” in latin, “Conca” in occitan, wich gave its name to the village. Sainte-Foiy abbey preserves a treasure of unique art pieces from the carolingian age. The inside is decorated by Pierre Soulages’s stained glasses. Conques is a very important stop on the way to Saint-Jaques-de-Compostelle. That path crosses the Old “roman” bridge built in 1410, where flows the Dourdou.
Situated between Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Rodez, Belcastel is a museum-village renovated by the architect Fernand Pouillon. It contains a medieval heritage of a rare wealth .The commune was a part, once, of the ancient province of the Rouergue. It is an invitation to take our time and admire the heritage. Among its civil edifices, you will discover the Old bridge of rocks spanning the Aveyron and Belcastel castle.
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