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La Couvertoirade

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

La Couvertoirade - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

A 40 km south-east of Millau, this village is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

La Couvertoirade is located in the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses in southern Aveyron, at an altitude of 800 meters. Commune of 6000 hectares, it is populated by 189 people spread over the town and several hamlets. Standing majestically in the heart of the Larzac plateau, the city is well worth a detour for delving into the mood of the story.

Two orders from the military and religious crusades have built this city. This is the Order of the Temple (the Templars) and the Order of the Hospital or the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (the Hospitallers). After the dissolution of the Templars, the Pope gives the castle to the Hospitallers. They will build the church and the walls, still intact today.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Couvertoirade
Tourism label
Latitude43.9129430 (N 43° 54’ 47”)
Longitude3.3166100 (E 3° 18’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 640m to 900m
Surface area61.91 km²
Population189 inhabitants
Density3 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (102 km, 1h27)
Insee code12082
IntercommunalityCC Larzac-Templier Causses et Vallées

Nearest cities & towns

Le Caylar6.1 km (7 min)
Le Cros6.9 km (30 min)
Saint-Félix-de-l'Héras10.2 km (16 min)
Les Rives11.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Michel12.3 km (16 min)
Sauclières13.3 km (14 min)
Nant14.8 km (19 min)
Cornus14.9 km (21 min)
Sorbs15.9 km (25 min)
L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac16 km (18 min)
Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette16.5 km (18 min)
Romiguières18.7 km (24 min)
Campestre-et-Luc18.9 km (21 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage19 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


View Village
View Village
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The renovated south tower
The renovated south tower
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Aerial view
Aerial view
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The walls
The walls
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A discoid stele in the old cemetery
A discoid stele in the old cemetery
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Saint Christopher Church
Saint Christopher Church
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The lighted ramparts
The lighted ramparts
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Adventure in rocks ruiniform Larzac
Adventure in rocks ruiniform Larzac
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Friday 6 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 7 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 8 march
Min. -1°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Tourist Office offers many tours to discover the territory: Remember, you are in an area classified by UNESCO in 2011 on agro-pastoralism.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (11.1 km)
Trout fishing on the Gravezon trail
Entertainment980 € Lunas (24 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (9.4 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (9.4 km)
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (31 km)
The Small Tower
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (31 km)
The Vayssède and the Thalis Ford
HikeEasy1h30Mélagues (31 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals