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Arnac-sur-Dourdou

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Arnac-sur-Dourdou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Smallest town in the Aveyron, Arnac-sur-Dourdou has a rural heritage that the association Clote The renovated since its creation in 2001. Arnac is located in southern Aveyron and limitations of the Tarn and Herault. Its charm is its location 70 km from the sea and nestled in the beautiful green valley of Dourdou. The agriculture and livestock, which were the riches of yesterday have been replaced by exploitation of forests that cover 90% of the commune. Today, elected Arnac maintain and make it alive with little means but full of projects are days in the future.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArnac-sur-Dourdou
Postcode12360
Latitude43.7265590 (N 43° 43’ 36”)
Longitude2.9322160 (E 2° 55’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 506m to 1000m
Surface area16.57 km²
Population37 inhabitants
Density2 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (113 km, 1h54)
Insee code12009
IntercommunalityCC du Rougier de Camarès
DepartmentAveyron
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Brusque8.6 km (14 min)
Murat-sur-Vèbre12 km (16 min)
Fayet13.7 km (23 min)
Castanet-le-Haut15.9 km (24 min)
Moulin-Mage17.7 km (22 min)
Sylvanès17.8 km (30 min)
Saint-Geniès-de-Varensal19 km (29 min)
Mélagues20 km (31 min)
Camarès20 km (28 min)
Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare21 km (29 min)
Gissac21 km (33 min)
Tauriac-de-Camarès21 km (32 min)
Cambon-et-Salvergues23 km (31 min)
Barre24 km (31 min)

Things to see and do

The fountain The Clote restored in 2002 and received an award from the department of Aveyron, renovation of the bread oven in 2006, stained glass, sounds offal, the church clock in 2008, the 2009 gateways 2012.

In 2011 during the celebrations of the tenth anniversary of La Clote, it was decided to create Thursdays La Clote the first Thursday of August and of organizing a lively meal with local leaders. Projects are many and include the acquisition and rebuilding a dryer chestnut, rebuild the bridge of La Mouline carried away by the flood of Dourdou in 1982, rehabilitate an old "jasse" and a "floor" local heritage abandoned Today also replace some of the famous tar cobbled streets by.

Ridges marked route starting and finishing in Arnac (4 hours walk).

Swimming in unsupervised river!

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Each year, in June Transarnacoise (walking 20 km in the woods of Arnac).

The party of hunters around July 14.

The town festival the first weekend of August.

And on Thursday the Clote the first Thursday of August (meals hosted by a local artist).

In late August, a week of volunteer work for the benefit of local heritage.

Photos

Arnac-sur-Dourdou
Arnac-sur-Dourdou
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Renovation of the Arnac-sur-Dourdou footbridge
Renovation of the Arnac-sur-Dourdou footbridge
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Fontaine La Clote renovated
Fontaine La Clote renovated
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Berges du Dourdou - You can click to enlarge the photo
Berges du Dourdou - You can click to enlarge the photo
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Sarleng footbridge after renovation
Sarleng footbridge after renovation
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The bread oven and its calade redone nine
The bread oven and its calade redone nine
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First breads and fouac aveyronnaise
First breads and fouac aveyronnaise
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The Mouline
The Mouline
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Rebuilding the La Mouline bread oven
Rebuilding the La Mouline bread oven
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Renovation of all the windows of the church of Arnac-sur-Dourdou
Renovation of all the windows of the church of Arnac-sur-Dourdou
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Footbridge of Sarleng before renovation
Footbridge of Sarleng before renovation
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The team of La Clote who renovated the bridge
The team of La Clote who renovated the bridge
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Repair of the left bank access of the old footbridge of La Mouline
Repair of the left bank access of the old footbridge of La Mouline
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Resting the Dourdou!
Resting the Dourdou!
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The restored washhouse and its cool water in summer!
The restored washhouse and its cool water in summer!
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Plaque in front of bread oven
Plaque in front of bread oven
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Weather

Monday 27 march
Min. 3°C - Max. 15°C
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Tuesday 28 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 20°C
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Wednesday 29 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Castle Canac being renovated, with the marked trail Plo de Canac.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning where the three valleys meet
Sports sensations30 € Mons (17.7 km)
Learn how Lacaune ham is made
Local flavours3 € Lacaune (19 km)
Tour and tasting at an oil mill
Local flavoursFreeMurviel-lès-Béziers (35 km)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (44 km)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (7 km)
The Small Tower
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (7 km)
The Vayssède and the Thalis Ford
HikeEasy1h30Mélagues (7 km)
Fanjaud Ravine
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (7 km)
Cayla Forestry House
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (7 km)

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