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Brusque

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Picturesque village of Aveyron, Brusque takes place near Camarès, in the district of Millau. This town is crossed by the Dourdou Camarès, and lies between the plain of Saint-Afrique and Lacaune.

Populated since Gallo-Roman times, the village was appreciated for its mining culture, especially dedicated to copper. Well preserved, the site still today unveiled an ancient and typical architecture of the region and some fine monuments to discover the time of a few days stay in the area.

Its natural environment is a great asset to Brusque, which offers unique views of the surroundings and numerous hiking trails suitable for all levels and to assess the local fauna and flora.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBrusque
Postcode12360
Tourism label
Latitude43.7689610 (N 43° 46’ 8”)
Longitude2.9513280 (E 2° 57’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 416m to 1080m
Surface area36.18 km²
Population300 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (105 km, 1h46)
Insee code12039
IntercommunalityCC du Rougier de Camarès
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Fayet5.3 km (10 min)
Arnac-sur-Dourdou8.6 km (14 min)
Sylvanès9.5 km (16 min)
Camarès12 km (14 min)
Gissac12.2 km (21 min)
Mélagues12.3 km (19 min)
Tauriac-de-Camarès13.1 km (21 min)
Barre15.8 km (28 min)
Montagnol16.5 km (27 min)
Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues19.1 km (32 min)
Mounes-Prohencoux20 km (27 min)
Murat-sur-Vèbre21 km (31 min)
Moulin-Mage21 km (32 min)
Montlaur22 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Charming village formerly dedicated to the extraction of silver and copper, Brusque preserved some beautiful sites to enjoy the time of a walk.

Now in ruins, the castle dates back at least the eleventh century, dominates the rest of the village.

In central Brusque, home career is a fine example of Aveyron stone remains. Built by the family that gave it its name, it is located in the district of the old castle and has a beautiful roof garden overlooking the Dourdou.

According to local legend, St Thomas Becket would have stayed in the former chapel of the town that is now dedicated. It exists since at least the mid-thirteenth century. Nearby, the Saint Martin church and the bell tower of the former Saint-Jacques of Castellat church worth visiting.

You can discover the cave Baumes, originally a temple to the Protestants.

The tooth of Saint John is a rocky excrescence which may be the purpose of a nice walk around Brusque.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

A votive festival takes place every year at the end of July, with a pilgrimage to the hermitage.

In September, up to the medieval fair with its fire-eaters, jugglers, medieval banquet or boisterous games.

Weather

Sunday 11 december
Min. 8°C - Max. 8°C
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Monday 12 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 6°C
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Tuesday 13 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 7°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Learn how Lacaune ham is made
Local flavours3 € Lacaune (21 km)
Canyoning where the three valleys meet
Sports sensations30 € Mons (22 km)
Cultural trail on a scenic train in the Raspes gorges
Entertainment5 € to 9 € Saint-Victor-et-Melvieu (33 km)
The Sistine Chapel of Rouergue and its Mural Art centre
Culture and education5 € Saint-Victor-et-Melvieu (33 km)
Tour and tasting at an oil mill
Local flavoursFreeMurviel-lès-Béziers (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (6.3 km)
The Small Tower
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (6.3 km)
The Vayssède and the Thalis Ford
HikeEasy1h30Mélagues (6.3 km)
Fanjaud Ravine
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (6.3 km)
Cayla Forestry House
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (6.3 km)

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