Millau

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TownMillau
Insee code12145
Postcode12100
Latitude44.1005750
Longitude3.0778010
AltitudeFrom 340 to 888 meters
Surface168.23 km²
Population22557 inhabitants
Density134 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsCreissels at 2.2 km
Chief townRodez (at 65 km, 65 min)Paulhe at 6.1 km
DepartmentAveyronAguessac at 6.1 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 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.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • 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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PHOTOS

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)
 
Rochers du Larzac (© JE)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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WEATHER

Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 5°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 4 September
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Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Ardoise  
9.1
Millau
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 Millau33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBowling de Millau
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  
7.8
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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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 5 bedroomsFerme Auberge de Quiers    
9.3
Compeyre
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  
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon
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    
9.2
Castelnau-Pégayrols
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsPlace de l' eglise
Mostuéjouls
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 
House for 2 personsLa Baumière  
9.4
Castelnau-Pégayrols
Small house (house a studio furnished with rustic old) adjoining farmhouse restored but totally independent, not overlooked, facing meadow and woodland. Superb unobstructed panoramic...
Located 12 km from MillauFrom 200 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
50 places over 0,8 haCamping la muse    
8.4
Mostuéjouls
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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HOTELS

Domaine Saint Esteve - Hotel in MillauDomaine Saint Esteve     
8.2
Millau
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 61 €
Hericlea Hotel Sport - Hotel in MillauHericlea Hotel Sport     
7.7
Millau
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 49 €
Cévenol Hôtel - Hotel in MillauCévenol Hôtel     
8.2
Millau
Set next to the Millau Viaduct, the Cévenol Hôtel offers spacious and cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests enjoy access to an outdoor swimming pool in the summer. You...
Located in MillauRoom from 72 €

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Domaine 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...
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Cévenol Hôtel
Set next to the Millau Viaduct, the Cévenol Hôtel offers spacious and cosy rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. Guests...
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