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Arques

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Small rural town in the sparsely populated. A 13 km northeast of Pont-de-Salars on the D 29 which connects Millau to Rodez.

The Vicomte de Millau gave the church to the Abbey of Conques in the 11th century. It was later attached to the abbey of La Chaise-Dieu. Dependence of the manor of Montrozier, under the Count of Rodez, and the king.

The lordship of the extended Arques Palanges and was the current municipality of the same name over two enclaves included in the current common and Vézins Segur de Lévézou.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArques
Postcode12290
Latitude44.3179620 (N 44° 19’ 5”)
Longitude2.7998750 (E 2° 47’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 714m to 947m
Surface area11.29 km²
Population119 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (24 km, 28 min)
Insee code12010
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Salars
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Ségur4.8 km (6 min)
Le Vibal6.1 km (8 min)
Prades-Salars10.8 km (15 min)
Agen-d'Aveyron13.1 km (13 min)
Laissac13.2 km (20 min)
Pont-de-Salars13.9 km (18 min)
Bertholène14.3 km (24 min)
La Loubière14.8 km (18 min)
Palmas15.8 km (24 min)
Sévérac-l'Église16 km (24 min)
Canet-de-Salars16.8 km (24 min)
Curan19.3 km (24 min)
Coussergues19.8 km (27 min)

Things to see and do

16th century church. Belfry, retable of the seventeenth, regilded the 18th century.

Viaur banks, end of Lake Pont-de-Salars Fabre at the Moulin.

Weather

Thursday 2 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C
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Friday 3 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
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Saturday 4 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Trails in the chain of countries around the peak of Palanges Pal at 1155 m, the highest point of the chain.

Church of St. Martin of Cormières 15th century belfry, MHI.

Possibility of fishing on the river or lake Viaur Pont-de-Salars.

Beach, water sports at Pont-de-Salars.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (33 km)
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations1950 € Vieillevie (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (27 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (45 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (47 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (59 km)

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