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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Belcastel - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

A 9 km southeast of Rignac.

Castle of the High Middle Ages, the oldest texts tell of its existence from 1040.

Village classified "one of the most beautiful villages in France". The beautiful old houses with slate roofs cling to the bottom of the Aveyron valley at the foot of the imposing castle restored by Fernand Pouillon between 1970 and 1980.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.3874440 (N 44° 23’ 15”)
Longitude2.3345560 (E 2° 20’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 391m to 707m
Surface area10.74 km²
Population219 inhabitants
Density20 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (24 km, 28 min)
Insee code12024
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Rignacois

Nearest cities & towns

Mayran5.2 km (7 min)
Rignac7.6 km (12 min)
Colombiès10.4 km (15 min)
Goutrens13.8 km (20 min)
Roussennac14.3 km (15 min)
Anglars-Saint-Félix14.3 km (15 min)
Escandolières16.8 km (26 min)
Balsac17.3 km (25 min)
Bournazel18 km (21 min)
Druelle18.3 km (22 min)
Clairvaux-d'Aveyron18.7 km (24 min)
Montbazens18.8 km (21 min)
Lugan19.1 km (24 min)
Vaureilles19.1 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Castle open to visitors during the summer, it comes in the form of a polygonal enclosure flanked by five round towers connected by imposing walls that stand in sheer above the village, permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Cobbled streets round.

Bread oven and fountain restored.

Gothic bridge with its 15th century stone cross in the 12th century.

The 15th century church contains the recumbent figure of Alzi of Saunhac in armor.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Quine organized by a tourist info point in early March.

Every Friday in July and all of August: night markets.

The fire of St. John the edge of the Aveyron.

The votive festival before the last Sunday of July.

National Day of villages with antiques and attic on the first Sunday of September.


Village Belcastel
Village Belcastel
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Belcastel Village
Belcastel Village
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Village Belcastel
Village Belcastel
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Belcastel Village
Belcastel Village
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, former royal country house.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (7.5 km)
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations20 € Vieillevie (30 km)
Acrobatic trail for all levels of ability
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (41 km)
Stand-Up-Paddle on Lake Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous
Sports sensations12 € Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (22 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (29 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate4h50Najac (34 km)
The Mills, walk n°5
HikeIntermediate4h05Najac (34 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h20Najac (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals