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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Laissac-Sévérac-l'Église - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Located 25 km east of Rodez, between the Aveyron valley and Causse of Sévérac-le-Château, Canton Laissac offers a diversity of landscapes and picturesque villages with many facets.

Hills, "Puech" woodlands and large most arid areas, are conducive to the practice of outdoor activities. The Laissagais also seduces visitors with its castles, dolmens and wash houses, monuments essential circuits "village core" of the township.

The pride of Laissac is certainly its cattle market, ranked first in the southern markets of France, a true tradition since the fifteenth century. Free guided tours are held every Tuesday morning in July / August at 8.30 am and by appointment all year.

Also discover the village of Sévérac-church nestled at the foot of the forest chain Palanges dominating the high valley of the Aveyron.

Scenic beauty and warm hospitality of its people will leave you excellent memories of Laissagais and definitely want to come back!

Geographical information

Latitude44.3809100 (N 44° 22’ 51”)
Longitude2.8221029 (E 2° 49’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 569m to 950m
Surface area33.90 km²
Population2182 inhabitants
Density64 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (26 km, 30 min)
Insee code12120
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Laissac

Nearest cities & towns

Palmas-d'Aveyron2.9 km (9 min)
Bertholène4.6 km (8 min)
Montrozier8.7 km (14 min)
Gaillac-d'Aveyron10.1 km (11 min)
Gabriac10.4 km (13 min)
Le Vibal11.9 km (20 min)
Vimenet13 km (18 min)
Arques13.2 km (20 min)
Ségur13.8 km (23 min)
Pierrefiche14.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Lenne15.4 km (18 min)
Lassouts15.5 km (26 min)
Bozouls17 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

The cattle market: 1 market in southern France. This market is held every Tuesday morning. It comes with a traditional market with good products Aveyron.

In Sévérac-l'Église:

Dolmen Cayroules.

Architecture houses with limestone walls.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


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Cattle market
Cattle market
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stand-Up-Paddle on Lake Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous
Sports sensations12 € Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (13.8 km)
Acrobatic trail for all levels of ability
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (20 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (33 km)
Cultural trail on a scenic train in the Raspes gorges
Entertainment5 € to 9 € Saint-Victor-et-Melvieu (37 km)
The Sistine Chapel of Rouergue and its Mural Art centre
Culture and education5 € Saint-Victor-et-Melvieu (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (34 km)
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (45 km)
The Lion’s Rock (Rocher du Lion)
Village visitEasy2h00La Bastide-Pradines (46 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals