Aveyron Discovery

Tour highlights

  • Indulge your senses with a guided visit to the Roquefort Cheese Caves
  • Artisan glassblowing and craft beer at St Geniez d’Olt
  • Browse around the ambient Market of Albi
  • Enjoy a trip to the Viaduc de Millau - the tallest bridge in the world
  • Delight in afternoon of 'vélorail'
  • Admire the stained glass windows of Conques Abbey

Days 1 – 5: Camping Club les Genêts to Sainte Eulalie de Cernon

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Day 1 - Arrive at Camping Les Genêts

Meet your fellow members at the welcome meeting followed by a meal at the campsite’s restaurant.

Day 2 – Aire du Viaduc and Saint Eulalie de Cernon

Enjoy an excursion to the Aire du Viaduc, site of the tallest bridge in the world. The Millau Viaduct towers over the landscape and is a spectacular sight to see. Afterwards, enjoy a restaurant lunch in St Eulalie de Cernon before an active afternoon of ‘Velorail’- cycling over the railway ! 

Day 3 - Free day

Enjoy time at your own leisure today.

Day 4 - Day trip to the Roquefort Cheese Caves and Bee Farm

Head out on a guided visit to the famous cheese caves today, where thousands of cheeses are aged so that they can bear the name Roquefort. Your tour will be followed by a cheese tasting session. After lunch in the Roquefort restaurant, head over to the ‘Arc en Miel’ honey-bee farm and learn all about the fascinating world of apiculture.

Day 5 – Free day

A day to enjoy at your own pace.

Days 6 – 11: St Geniez d'Olt to Albi

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Day 6 – St Geniez d’Olt

In the morning, enjoy a visit to ‘Verconcept’ to witness Yann the artisan glassblower in action.

After free time for lunch, take a tour around a local brewery, specialising in craft beers.

Day 7 – Free day

Enjoy a day at leisure.

Day 8 – Villefranche de Rouergue 

You’ll take a coach excursion today to the beautiful medieval town of Villefranche de Rouergue. In the morning, immerse your senses in the sights and delightful smells of the Aveyron at the market. After free time for lunch,  enjoy a guided tour of the 17th Century ‘Penitents noir’ chapel and its impressive Baroque art pieces and interiors. These include a gilded altarpiece and six large paintings depicting various scenes from the life of Christ.

Day 9 – Free day

Spend today at leisure.

Day 10 – Albi

Delight in a full-day excursion to the historic city of Albi today. In the morning, you will have a guided tour of the Cathédral Sainte-Cécile, around which the city was built. 

After free time for lunch, the rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring Albi at your leisure.

Day 11 – Free day

Spend some time relaxing or exploring at leisure today.

Days 12 – 18: Héron des Raspes and Castelnau Peygarols to Conques Abbey

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Day 12 – Castelnau Peygarols and Héron des Raspes

Start the day with a guided tour of the beautiful village of Castelnau Peygarols with a ‘dégustation’ of some local specialities. Lunch is included on this trip.

In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing boat trip through a protected area of natural beauty on the Tarn river. 

Day 13 – Free day

Spend today at your own leisure.

Day 14 – An excursion to Brousse le Château 

This morning is largely at your leisure.

In the afternoon, explore Brousse le Château, honoured as one of the most beautiful villages in France, where the medieval château rises above the convergence of the Tarn and Alrance rivers.

In the evening sample some local produce at an award-winning local farm.

Day 15 – Free day

You might like to take advantage of the sandy beach on the campsite’s lakefront to relax after your previous day’s activities.

Day 16 –  Bournazel and Conques Abbey 

Today, enjoy a guided visit to Conques Abbey, home to the contemporary stained glass windows created by Pierre Soulages, a renowned French artist and sculptor. In the afternoon discover the Château of Bournazel. Lunch is included on this trip.

Day 17 – Free day and farewell meal

Spend the day at your leisure. End the day with a farewell meal and traditional dancing this evening.

Day 18 - Depart campsite before midday


Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. 


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