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Millau

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Millau - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Sub-prefecture of southern Aveyron in the heart of Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses. Its territory is developed on the plateau right bank of Red Tarn, on the opposite shore on the plateau of Larzac; right bank of the Black Dourbie on the mesa.

During the first centuries of Roman occupation Condatomag (market confluence) was an important commercial center with the famous Samian pottery of Graufesenque. The industry faces competition dwindled in the late 2nd century.

In the 5th century the city gradually moved to the right bank of the Tarn and become Amiliavum then Millau.

In the 18th century, the industry of the skin gradually replaces the old cloth industry.

The 19th century will be the growth industry of the glove in the 20th century 12,000 people live in the glove industry and the tannery, and this activity is strongly represented today.

Currently Millau and its surrounding region has many assets, saw its tourism take a big part in the economy of this sector.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMillau
Postcode12100
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Latitude44.1005750 (N 44° 6’ 2”)
Longitude3.0778010 (E 3° 4’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 340m to 888m
Surface area168.23 km²
Population22557 inhabitants
Density134 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (65 km, 1h05)
Insee code12145
IntercommunalityCC de Millau Grands Causses
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Creissels3 km (7 min)
Aguessac6.9 km (9 min)
Paulhe8 km (12 min)
Peyre8.5 km (13 min)
Compeyre9.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon10.9 km (16 min)
La Cresse11.4 km (16 min)
Rivière-sur-Tarn12.3 km (18 min)
Comprégnac13.5 km (18 min)
Verrières13.8 km (19 min)
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite15.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Beauzély16.1 km (18 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Cernon17.4 km (21 min)
Saint-Léons18.9 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Viaduct (© JE)
Viaduct (© JE)
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Belfry Tower (© JE)
Belfry Tower (© JE)
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Voultre Gate (© JE)
Voultre Gate (© JE)
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Millau and its viaduct
Millau and its viaduct
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Viaduct (© JE)
Viaduct (© JE)
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Plateau du Larzac (© JE)
Plateau du Larzac (© JE)
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Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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ruiniformes Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
ruiniformes Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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Rocks ruiniformes (© JE)
Rocks ruiniformes (© JE)
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Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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Weather

Friday 3 july
Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 4 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 26°C
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Sunday 5 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 33°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Karting to the leisure park of Bouscaillous
Sports sensations17 € Castelnau-Pégayrols (7.6 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (17.8 km)
Acrobatic course for all levels
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (27 km)
Trout fishing on the Gravezon trail
Entertainment980 € Lunas (44 km)
Le Rey multi-leisure centre
Crafts8 € Saint-André-de-Majencoules (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saint-Gervais Path
HikeIntermediate4h00Hures-la-Parade (27 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (28 km)
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (30 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (32 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (32 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels