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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Bozouls lies at the heart of the Causse Comtal between Rodez and Aubrac. The geographical layout of the site Bozouls has done any time, an incomparable position of defense. The first village and its castle, built on the rocky outcrop, only accessible from the south, and were well protected.

Geographical information

Latitude44.4698319 (N 44° 28’ 11”)
Longitude2.7203330 (E 2° 43’ 13”)
AltitudeFrom 355m to 711m
Surface area69.69 km²
Population2803 inhabitants
Density40 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (23 km, 27 min)
Insee code12033
IntercommunalityCC de Bozouls Comtal

Nearest cities & towns

Gabriac6.5 km (8 min)
Bessuéjouls7.9 km (16 min)
Montrozier9.6 km (15 min)
Espalion9.7 km (11 min)
Sébrazac10.2 km (15 min)
Bertholène12.2 km (17 min)
Cruéjouls12.8 km (15 min)
Rodelle12.9 km (22 min)
Estaing13.9 km (20 min)
Saint-Côme-d'Olt14.3 km (18 min)
Palmas15 km (18 min)
Sébazac-Concourès15.5 km (16 min)
Coubisou16.4 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Bozouls and geological site: it is a canyon-shaped horseshoe with impressive dimensions, 400 m in diameter and up to 100 m deep at the bottom of which flows the river Dourdou.

The Romanesque church St. Faustus (twelfth century), built in red sandstone, stands at the edge of the promontory in the middle of the site.

Discover also: Botanical Trail (more than one hundred species in the site), hiking trails, waterfalls, spring fairy (a resurgent only intermittent flows during periods of heavy rains in the middle of the cliff) laundry, all medieval ...

Sightseeing: Terra Memoria place to discover landscapes of Aveyron (Earth's history, Aveyron and landscapes).

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Foot race "The Trail of Gourg of Hell": the first Sunday in August.

Antiques fair and fireworks: August 15.

Festival of Earth Sciences in August.

Guided tour of the canyon Bozouls: every Tuesday morning in July and August.

Night market: the last Saturday of July.


Canyon Bozouls
Canyon Bozouls
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Garden of Beasts.

Animal Park St. Hubert.

Archaeological Area departmental Montrozier.

Adventure course in the trees.

Tourist circuit: "The Road Treasures: man and nature scenery builders."

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stand-Up-Paddle on Lake Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous
Sports sensations12 € Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (18.2 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (25 km)
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations19 € Vieillevie (29 km)
Acrobatic trail for all levels of ability
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (30 km)
Sightseeing cruise aboard the H‚ron des Raspes
Entertainment12 € Viala-du-Tarn (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (42 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (49 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (56 km)
The Lion’s Rock (Rocher du Lion)
Village visitEasy2h00La Bastide-Pradines (58 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals