With more than 200 historically classified monuments in Aveyron, we do not necessarily know where to start to discover the heritage of Aveyron. The advantage is that often it lets itself be discovered! Different stops in the area are offered to you by HomeCamper's hosts according to your desires, whether it is a simple garden camping ground for your camper or unusual accommodation! Depending on your various requirements and your needs, the hosts are going to be able to make you enjoy your stay like never before. Lovers of vanlife, roadtrips, and outdoor camping, be prepared!
Beautiful villages are numerous in Averyron, including Estaing, Najac (a pretty village perched in the middle of forests), Sainte Eulalie d'Olt, Brousse le chateau, Bez de Naussac and many more! The village of Roquefort is also an essential place to visit, especially for a tasting of its famous cheese! The reputation of the village of Laguiole (and in particular that of its knives) is well known. The cathedral of Rodez, the village of Bozoul and its canyon, the Millau viaduct (the tallest bridge in the world) or the many bastides such as Villeneuve d'Aveyron are all exceptional places to see.
As for nature, Aveyron is rich in landscapes: the Causses and Cevennes, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offer a number of mountains (including Mont Aigoual), valleys and gorges. The department is one of the most beautiful vi ferrata in France, notably with Boffi, Liaucous and Bellergues. Large hikes as well as varied outdoor activities (mountain biking, climbing, white water sports) are to be done, especially in the Lot or Tarn valley, in the Gorges of Aveyron, Tarn or Dourbie or in the Aubrac plateau where the tradition of transhumance continues. The lakes (Sarrans or Pareloup for example) remain a paradise for fishermen.
A department of tradition and terroir, it is in Aveyron that you will taste the best cheeses of the area (including Roquefort and Bleu de Causses) as well as Aligot or Farçou, the culinary specialities of the area!
With its oceanic climate, the weather is pretty mild in the department of Aveyron during most of the year. If you can't stand the high heat and big crowds of people, avoid the months of July and August, although they are the warmest months in the area through the year. However, the months of May and June is an excellent choice to visit the whole department allowing you to discover this specific part of southern France in complete tranquility.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!