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Rieux-Volvestre

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Rieux-Volvestre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne
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The city-city, located 45 km south of Toulouse, has a prestigious heritage due to its status of free city in 1202 and Royal judgeship in 1245, many monuments are the witnesses.

From medieval times, in 1317, Rieux-Volvestre becomes very important that a bishop last five centuries. The village has many relics of that period.

Geographical information

MunicipalityRieux-Volvestre
Postcode31310
Latitude43.2579210 (N 43° 15’ 29”)
Longitude1.2032120 (E 1° 12’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 195m to 343m
Surface area32.38 km²
Population2634 inhabitants
Density81 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (51 km, 41 min)
Insee code31455
IntercommunalityCC du Volvestre
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Mailholas5 km (7 min)
Saint-Julien-sur-Garonne5.9 km (8 min)
Carbonne6.2 km (8 min)
Goutevernisse6.5 km (9 min)
Montesquieu-Volvestre7 km (9 min)
Gensac-sur-Garonne8.5 km (12 min)
Lavelanet-de-Comminges8.6 km (11 min)
Thouars-sur-Arize9.4 km (11 min)
Salles-sur-Garonne9.4 km (12 min)
Bax9.5 km (12 min)
Saint-Élix-le-Château9.5 km (10 min)
Lacaugne9.6 km (14 min)
Latrape10.1 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the XIV / XVII.

Bishop Portal and 17th round Valtan sixteenth.

Tourasse: former stately tower of the thirteenth.

Halle fifteenth.

Bridge Lajous sixteenth / seventeenth.

Bridge Auriac fifteenth / sixteenth.

Parc des Jacobins (instead of the former convent of the Jacobins).

Seminar XV / XVI.

Gothic house of the fourteenth.

Many half-timbered houses of the fifteenth / sixteenth / seventeenth and mansions of the seventeenth / eighteenth.

Museum Papogay (traditional archery fourteenth) and Lapidary Museum, free admission to the Office of Tourism.

In the gardens of the town hall, and fresco frieze ceramist Sylvian Meschia.

Municipal pool: summer and winter pools.

Village Gaulois: size reconstruction of 9 hectares. Information +33 5 61 87 16 38.

Walks with donkeys. Information +33 5 61 98 19 05.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Fairs Papogay the first Sunday of May.

Storytelling Festival in July.

The Theatrical Rieux and Volvestre in August.

Christmas market in December.

Monthly art exhibitions at the municipal gallery ( floor of the Tourist Office).

Photos

Cathedral
Cathedral
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Cathedral Bell Tower
Cathedral Bell Tower
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View from the deck of Rieux Auriac
View from the deck of Rieux Auriac
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Waterfront Arize
Waterfront Arize
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The roofs of Rieux
The roofs of Rieux
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The Pyrenees from the roofs of Rieux
The Pyrenees from the roofs of Rieux
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Tour Valtan and porch of the Bishopric
Tour Valtan and porch of the Bishopric
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façade detail (up Hall)
façade detail (up Hall)
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The Tours
The Tours
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Old Seminary (now the Town Hall and Tourist Office)
Old Seminary (now the Town Hall and Tourist Office)
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Convent of the Jacobins
Convent of the Jacobins
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Friesland in the gardens of City Hall
Friesland in the gardens of City Hall
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fresco in the gardens of City Hall
fresco in the gardens of City Hall
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View of the Cathedral of St. Mary
View of the Cathedral of St. Mary
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Halle flowers
Halle flowers
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The Tourasse
The Tourasse
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Weather

Friday 29 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 30 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
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Sunday 31 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Balcony of the Stars: Astronomical Observatory. Information +33 5 61 97 09 62.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting on a duck farm
Local flavoursFreeMonblanc (29 km)
Fauna & flora discovery hike
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Castillon-de-Saint-Martory (31 km)
Quad ride in the Lauragais hills
Sports sensations60 € to 110 € Gibel (37 km)
Terre de Pastel woad museum
Culture and education350 € to 55 € Labège (41 km)
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the waterway
Village visitIntermediate2h00Carbonne (4.5 km)
The Greenway
HikeEasy4h00La Bastide-de-Sérou (33 km)
GR 78
Village visitEasy4h00Galey (43 km)
The Green Line
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate8h00Mirepoix (58 km)

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