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Insee code12145
AltitudeFrom 340 to 888 meters
Surface168.23 km²
Population22557 inhabitants
Density134 inhabitants/km²


National labelsCreissels at 3 km (7 min)
Chief townRodez (at 65 km, 65 min)Aguessac at 6.9 km (9 min)
DepartmentAveyronPaulhe at 8 km (12 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town


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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.


  • Millau Viaduct, Great Site Midi-Pyrenees. Two observation points can admire all the work:
  • The pavilion area at the foot of the viaduct info: dedicated to all of its construction. Access to the viewpoint: Millau to take the direction of Saint-Afrique.
  • The area Brocuéjouls: access to 75 or roundabout of Saint-Germain.
  • Belfry 12th and 17th century.
  • Archaeological Site of Graufesenque.
  • Millau Museum, Archaeology, Prehistory, gloves.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Millau
Information pointsTourist Office of Millau
Leisure centresMuseum of Millau
MonumentsViaduct of Millau


  • Vacuum attics around the market every Sunday morning in July and August.
  • Exchange minerals and fossils on the 3rd weekend of July.
  • World Petanque in August.
  • The 100 km Millau the last Saturday of September.
  • Frequently Asked farm produce and entertainment, the first weekend of November at Victory Park.


  • The Templars and hospital sites Larzac: The Cavalry, Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon Couvertoirade.
  • The caves of Roquefort.
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (a small train ensures the site visit).
  • Medieval villages in the valley of the Muse: Castelnau-Pégayrols, St. Beauzély, Montjaux.
  • Picturesque villages Valley Dourbie: Cantobre, Saint-Veran.
  • Peyre, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.
  • The lakes of Lévézou: Salles-Curan (Pareloup), Villefranche-de-Panat, Pont-de-Salars, Bages.
  • Micropolis, the City of insects in St. Leon.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Karting, quad, mountain biking and archerySports sensationsFrom 15 € to 75 €Castelnau-Pégayrols (7.7 km)
Well-being massageWellbeingFrom 35 € to 65 €Castelnau-Pégayrols (12 km)
Canoe Kayak in the Tarn gorgesNature and the outdoorsFrom 11 € to 22 €Mostuéjouls (14.5 km)
Velorail and tourist train in LarzacNature and the outdoorsFrom 16 € to 18 €Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (17.8 km)
Make a bag or pair of sandalsCraftFrom 120 € to 670 €Saint-Affrique (22 km)

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Viaduct (© JE)Viaduct (© JE)
Belfry Tower (© JE)Belfry Tower (© JE)
Voultre Gate (© JE)Voultre Gate (© JE)
Millau and its viaductMillau and its viaduct
Viaduct (© JE)Viaduct (© JE)
Plateau du Larzac (© JE)Plateau du Larzac (© JE)
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)Rochers du Larzac (© JE)
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This pretty, welcoming little town enjoys a very special natural environment
An exceptional structure!
Wild, unspoilt nature full of impressive landscapes...
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Saturday 22 November
Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 23 November
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 24 November
Min. 11°C - Max. 12°C


French cuisine restaurantL'Ardoise  
DOWNTOWN - The restaurant L'Ardoise has the charm of old houses and refinement of well-kept houses: it consists of two large rooms, cozy and comfortable, with high ceilings and French...
Located in Millau 
French cuisine restaurantBowling de Millau
Snooker party - Go to Bowling de Millau for bowling course or a dual billiards. The competition will open your appetite and you will go, greedy advised that you are to the restaurant....
Located in Millau24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Millau  
Relaxation and indulgence. Buds and pleasure. The restaurant Campanile Millau awaits the doors wide open ... - You'll discover an elegant and modern setting. The lines are clean and...
Located in Millau20 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsFerme Auberge de Quiers    
10 km from Millau, Véronique welcomes you to his farm inn. A small piece of the world overlooking a vast panorama. 5 guest rooms 3 ears, in a friendly with the opportunity to enjoy...
Located 8.6 km from Millau67 € the double room 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsMillau - les tilleuls  
Close to Millau. In Les Tilleuls 5 sunny, bright and comfortable rooms on the 1st floor of the main house are proposed, very quitly located only 12 km away from the city Millau, meaning...
Located 9.2 km from MillauFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 
Apartment with 6 bedroomsCastelnau-Pégayrols Rouviaguet    
Panoramic views of the valley Muze, the Lacaune Combalou the caves of Roquefort and the medieval village of Castelnau-Pégayrols his 2 with Romanesque churches and its castle ramparts...
Located 11.7 km from MillauFrom 40 € to 650 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsAu pied du viaduc de millau  
View on the Millau Viaduct, T 2 of 42 m², 2 * ranking prefecture. Equipped kitchen, 2 sofa beds convertible. Salle bath with shower, separate toilet. Property fenced with automatic...
Located 2.8 km from MillauFrom 380 € to 420 € per week 
House for 5 personsPlace de l' eglise
4 bed house in local stone with garage located in the village below the castle stunning views of the Causses, the valley of the Tarn River at its 1.5 km 20 km from Millau and its viaduct....
Located 10.7 km from MillauFrom 290 € to 390 € per week 
House for 5 personsGîte rigal  
La Bastide-Pradines
The furnished is a 4/6 77.5 m² with: * Ground floor: living room and separate kitchen, bathroom, garage, large terrace. * 1st floor: mezzanine with a sofa bed for 2 persons, bedroom...
Located 11.3 km from MillauFrom 390 € to 600 € per week 

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50 places over 0,8 haCamping gorges du tarn, camping la muse    
Our campsite La Muse is a small and friendly family camping there since 1945 (with beautiful trees and a beautiful beach). We are located at the entrance of the Gorges du Tarn, Gorges...
Located 14.7 km from MillauFrom 10 € to 15 € per day 

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Domaine Saint Esteve - Hotel in MillauDomaine Saint Esteve     
Offering an infinity pool, this residence is located on 4.5 hectares, 5 minutes' drive from Millau. A furnished terrace and a mini-fridge feature in the rooms and chalets. An LCD TV...
Located in MillauRoom from 51 €
ibis Millau - Hotel in Millauibis Millau     
Hotel ibis Millau is located in the city center, just 800 metres from Millau train station. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, queen-size beds and private bathrooms....
Located in MillauRoom from 45 €
Hericlea Hotel Sport - Hotel in MillauHericlea Hotel Sport     
Located on the riverbank, in Millau, the hotel features an outdoor pool. Guests are invited to the fitness centre and a sauna is available upon request. There is also a steam bath,...
Located in MillauRoom from 35 €

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ibis Millau
Hotel ibis Millau is located in the city center, just 800 metres from Millau train station. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, queen-size...
Hericlea Hotel Sport
Located on the riverbank, in Millau, the hotel features an outdoor pool. Guests are invited to the fitness centre and a sauna...
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