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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Estaing - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Via Podiensis des Chemins de St. Jacques de Compostela, Estaing required by the mass of its castle overlooking the roofs of the houses gray shale. The whole is reflected in the Lot Gothic bridge spanned the 16th century, the work of Francis of Estaing, the Bishop of Rodez in 1500 to 1529 whose statue stands on the deck and faces the famous ornate cross.

At the corner of its picturesque streets and discover one of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", the Church of St Fleuret in the 15th century altarpieces and stained glass remarkable 16th century the college (now mayor), the coat- Estaing weapons and bridge railings, old bridges on the Coussane, vases and many amazing stone cross ...

The nearby Chapel of the Ouradou (sixteenth century) contains a wonderful collection of sculptures.

Vinnac hamlet nestled among the vineyards, has a Romanesque church also has rich decor.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.5548770 (N 44° 33’ 18”)
Longitude2.6720350 (E 2° 40’ 19”)
AltitudeFrom 301m to 760m
Surface area16.96 km²
Population599 inhabitants
Density35 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (41 km, 44 min)
Insee code12098
IntercommunalityCC Espalion-Estaing

Nearest cities & towns

Sébrazac6.5 km (11 min)
Coubisou6.6 km (9 min)
Le Nayrac8.5 km (10 min)
Bessuéjouls8.6 km (15 min)
Espalion9.9 km (12 min)
Campuac13.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Côme-d'Olt13.6 km (15 min)
Bozouls13.9 km (20 min)
Villecomtal14.7 km (24 min)
Florentin-la-Capelle16.7 km (20 min)
Rodelle16.7 km (32 min)
Golinhac17.1 km (21 min)
Entraygues-sur-Truyère17.6 km (17 min)
Le Cayrol18.5 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Castle Estaing now owned by the real estate company (SCI) of Castle Estaing, chaired by Mr Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Open Houses in the courtyard and pay inside the castle tours.

Church Saint-Fleuret.

Opportunities for guided tours of the village by reservation at the Tourist Office of Canton Estaing only for groups (from 10 people).

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Sound & Light: Wednesday evenings from mid-June to mid-September.

Feast and procession of the Saint-Fleuret: 1st Sunday of July.

Night Market: Friday evenings in July and August.

Night Light: August 15.

Estaing of medieval: the second weekend of September.


Village Estaing
Village Estaing
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Church Estaing
Church Estaing
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Village Estaing
Village Estaing
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

House of the Vine, Wine and Landscapes Estaing, 4 km from Estaing.

Many hiking trails are marked on Estaing and around. Guidebook "In Olt Valley, between Aubrac and Dourdou" on sale at the Tourist Office of Canton Estaing. There are 23 loops walk on paths cantons Espalion and Estaing.

A Villecomtal (15 km Estaing) summer market on Wednesday mornings in July and August.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations20 € Vieillevie (21 km)
Stand-Up-Paddle on Lake Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous
Sports sensations12 € Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (24 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (25 km)
Acrobatic trail for all levels of ability
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (52 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (52 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals