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    Do you feel like spending some very special moments together as a couple? Enjoy a family activity? Savor some delightful cooking specialities?

    Discover some great ideas of how to spend an enjoyable stay in the Pays de Roquefort and the St-Affricain.

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    • Rando au temps du Jurassique Un mini Gavarnie accessible à tous ! La randonnée au cœur du cirque de Tournemire dans le su...

      Cirque de Tournemire

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    • Un dimanche estival à Coupiac Perdez-vous le temps d’une journée à Coupiac, entre Albi et Millau. Prenez votre temps, pro...

      Chateau de Coupiac

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    • An itinerant hiking circuit in the Pays de Roquefort Experiment with itinerant hiking! Let’s go backpacking with a camera around the neck and set ...

      Itinérance

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    • Bird watching Are you curious or simply wish to discover nature from a different perspective?

      Hungry Bird

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    • Discover our villages Explore our heritage in a playful and original way. The Grands Causses Natural Regional Park of...

      Saint-Affrique

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    • #TourismeOccitanie Discover again the Great Sites in Occitania!

      Village Roquefort

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    • Get the inspiration to travel During the bloggers exposition that was held in Millau, many bloggers have started to share the...

      Randonnée Roquefort

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    • Maison du Plésiosaure Do you long to be in the beauty of nature and also have the opportunity to step back in time to...

      Maison du Plésiosaure

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    • Fancy tasting some Roquefort? Come and tickle your taste buds and enjoy the great Roquefort experience!

      Figues et Roquefort

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    Rando au temps du Jurassique

    Rando au temps du Jurassique

    Un mini Gavarnie accessible à tous ! La randonnée au cœur du cirque de Tournemire dans le sud de l’Aveyron vous permet de côtoyer des falaises majestueuses.

    Vous embarquez dans une belle aventure aux paysages multiples et inscrits au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Tous vos sens vont se réveiller !

    Les temps forts au programme :

    • #1 : Un décor minéral
    • #2 : La Maison du Plésiosaure, reptile marin
    • #3 : Un cirque secret
    • #4 : Le patrimoine agropastoral du plateau du Larzac
    • #5 : Balcon plongeant
    • #6 : Sa majesté le cirque

    Vous voulez vivre cette expérience ? alors laissez-vous guider par Delphine !

    Un dimanche estival à Coupiac

    Un dimanche estival à Coupiac

    Perdez-vous le temps d’une journée à Coupiac, entre Albi et Millau. Prenez votre temps, profitez pleinement de la campagne.

     

    Remontez le temps en pénétrant dans un château du XVIème siècle et découvrez les curiosités qui vous entourent…

    Les temps forts au programme :

    • #1 : Dans un écrin de verdure, une petite balade en pleine nature
    • #2 :  Démonstration de gâteaux à la broche au restaurant du Mas-Naut
    • #3 : Le château du XVème siècle, une belle plongée dans l’histoire qui enchantera petits et grands
    • #4 : Une chapelle remplie de couleurs : la Chapelle du St-Voile

    Vous voulez vivre cette expérience ? alors laissez-vous guider par Lucie

    An itinerant hiking circuit in the Pays de Roquefort

    An itinerant hiking circuit in the Pays de Roquefort

    Experiment with itinerant hiking! Let’s go backpacking with a camera around the neck and set off for several days throughout the Pays de Roquefort. Autumn is the perfect time to discover a magnificent display of colours with landscapes full of brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.

    Experience intense emotions in the realm of Roquefort! This five-day hiking circuit is located between causses and rougiers providing wide open spaces, unexpected paths and an exquisite medieval heritage appearing before your eyes.

    According to your wish, you can intersperse your getaway with visits. Here are the main places of interest in the surroundings:

    -Sylvanes abbey (jewel of Cistercian art)

    -The Rougier with its beautiful red soils

    -The small typical villages of Saint-Jean d'Alcas and Saint Félix de Sorgues

    Full detailed hiking itinerary is to be found in the rando Grands Causses portal

    Bird watching

    Bird watching

    Are you curious or simply wish to discover nature from a different perspective?

    Hungry Birds Tour offers you several guided visits to meet birds in the natural and unspoilt setting that Southern Aveyron provides. These trips will allow you to improve your knowledge of fauna and flora, but above all to experience some moments of emotion, of sharing and well-being, in harmony with nature.                 

    Equipped with binoculars and guided by an ornithologist, learn more about the current wild bird species and their ecology (optical material supplied). You will be offered several trips, you can choose the duration (morning or full day trip) and the site (the Rougier, the Larzac, the Gorges du Tarn and the Gorges de la Jonte, the Gorges de la Dourbie and the Causse Noir). These vast landscapes which change according to seasons host a rich and fragile biodiversity. If you are a nature lover and wish to experience a walk in the outdoors these guided visits will delight you!

    If you're still not convinced, click here, this short video clip should trigger your desire to meet birds!

    Please Note: Optical material available, tasting of local delicacies and optional visit to a local producer included.

    For more information: Hungry Birds – Tel: 06 87 97 67 21 - http://www.hungrybirdtours.com

     

    Discover our villages

    Discover our villages

    Explore our heritage in a playful and original way. The Grands Causses Natural Regional Park offers you a mobile App that enables the discovery of the region's history and landscape.

    Francine, the cabanière in Roquefort

    Francine, one of the ladies in charge of the packaging of the cheese will guide you throughout anecdotes, along the streets of Roquefort, an opportunity to learn more about the village and its renowned cheese      

    Félix, a student in Saint-Affrique

    Félix takes you on a tour of the town to discover its rich heritage. You are guided from fountain to fountain and as you stroll along the streets in the vilotte, you become an expert about the wealth of historic heritage dating from the Middle-Ages up to 21th century.

     

    As you take a stroll in one of our villages with your family or friends, remember to bring your tablet computer or your smartphone, so that your outings will turn into exciting discovery tours!

    Free App  "Balade des Grands Causses" available on IOS or Android

    Duration: approximately 2h

    #TourismeOccitanie

    #TourismeOccitanie

    Discover again the Great Sites in Occitania!

    Occitania is packed with outstanding sites such as picturesque villages, natural amphitheatres and Cathar castles… To make them known and bolster their tourist attractiveness, the regional council has included 39 sites into the Occitania Great Sites plan among which is Millau-Roquefort. This recognition provides the municipality of Roquefort with another opportunity to enhance heritage and boost the tourist reputation of the area while reconciling these with economic development of the cheese manufacturing industry.

    "Roquefort Demain" (Tomorrow Roquefort) is the name given to a large-scale project that should be indeed launched in the course of 2019: a redevelopment programme and an area dedicated to agropastoralism and to the Roquefort cheese production…

    Meanwhile, we offer you to discover the TV commercial of the Occitania Great Sites promotional campaign. So if you too wish to experience the time of your life in Occitania, see you there! The Millau Roquefort Great Site invites you to embark upon a meaningful journey rich in shared experiences.

    Get the inspiration to travel

    Get the inspiration to travel

    During the bloggers exposition that was held in Millau, many bloggers have started to share their experiences of their trips to the Aveyron. So, if you are planning to visit Roquefort and its surroundings and would like to plan your trip, here are a few links to click on and take advantage of the experiences of some bloggers to discover the top deals and enjoy a wealth of information so that you spend an unforgettable day in Aveyron.

    Fabienne et Benoît de Novo Monde - Blog Voyage have put together their programme of a perfect day for you. To discover a gourmet circuit combining hiking and savouring local delicacies click here.

    Traversée d'un monde - Blog Voyage is rather amazing with its first experience of tasting Roquefort cheese. If your trip to Roquefort will be your first experience of tasting this World famous cheese click here.

    Aveyron is also a land of abundant nature where the magnificent landscapes have been preserved. Les deux dames en Van - Blog Voyage have set out to explore the Raspes du Tarn Gorges and the Muse Valley. Lovers of breathtaking scenery click here.

    We hope reading these blogs will make you want to live the experience… We are looking forward to meeting you soon in the Aveyron!

    Maison du Plésiosaure

    Maison du Plésiosaure

    Do you long to be in the beauty of nature and also have the opportunity to step back in time to the Jurassic period!

    The Tournemire amphitheatre situated between the Roquefort caves and the Templar and Hospitaller sites is an outstanding geological area. At its entrance, a 180 million-year-old complete skeleton of an exceptional marine dinosaur, the Occitanosaurus tournemirensis was discovered fossilized in the “grey clay soils.” A copy of the original skeleton is exhibited in the House of Plesiosaur located in the heart of the village.

    Fancy tasting some Roquefort?

    Fancy tasting some Roquefort?

    Come and tickle your taste buds and enjoy the great Roquefort experience!

    This is the perfect time to come and visit the maturing caves whilst the new cheeses are ripening. It is the darkness of the caves that causes the Penicillium roqueforti fungus to develop successfully into its unique flavours. The whole maturation process involves a slow refinement from January to late June. After a 90-day period, including a minimum of 14 days of ripening in the caves, the Roquefort loafes reach a perfect state of maturation so that you can savor them at their optimum.

    After your visit to the caves, come and enjoy the tasting session where you can explore the nuances of the different flavors of the whole range of Roquefort.

    Seven Roquefort manufacturers welcome you to share their passion. You can find out all the information to plan your visit here.

    Make your stay an unforgettable gourmet trip during which you can explore cheeses of the Aveyron. The internet blogger Itinera Magica shares her experience about two emblematic cheeses: Roquefort and Laguiole.

    So if you are a gourmet enthusiast and love local food pay also a visit to the blog “déguster l’Aveyron” (savour Aveyron produce) and find out about the sharing of experience of Aveyron gastronomy. Enjoy reading this blog and we look forward to seeing you soon in Roquefort!

    Ideas for stays

    Here are some ideas for your next getaway among the several hiking trips our service providers offer.

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    The words of ambassadors

    • Mélanie, a local resident

      A moutain bike ride

      Rando VTAE
    • Marie, a local resident

      The words of ambassadors

      Saint-Affrique Market
    • Margaux, a local resident

      A stroll across the red soils

      Saint-Izaire
    • Bernard, a local resident

      rando, gorges du tarn, nature, témoignage

      Pas de l'Arc
    • Delphine, a local resident

      Delphine, habitante

      Buissière
    • Candelaria, a local resident

      Belle Saint-Affrique

      Saint-Affrique
    • Lisa, a local resident

      Le roi des fromages

      Rocher St-Pierre
    • Laura, a local resident

      Week-end à St-Affrique

      Vide grenier

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    Sensory strolls

    Come and discover wellbeing workshops in the outdoors. During sensory strolls you will be able to awaken your sensory perceptions, to gaze, feel and be filled with wonder at the beauty of nature.

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    Balade sensorielle