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Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Village Larzac about 100 inhabitants located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses, 800 meters above sea level in the south Aveyron.

Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux tower is part of a set of five locations (Sainte Eulalie, Couvertoirade, The Cavalry, Saint-Jean d'Alcas) enrolled in a program to develop the Larzac Templar Hospital.

Originally, Le Viala was a farmhouse. His destiny changed in the mid-12th century when it was given to the Knights Templar. Knights of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon there built a motte to protect the area. When the Hospitallers take possession of the Temple after 1312, they decided to create a place in town and this construct buildings of a farm. They raise for them in 1315 and the home of the Knights built a church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Hospital. Then around 1430, the Hospitallers built there a square tower that works to restore, since 1982, an association of backup.

Geographical information

Latitude43.9569800 (N 43° 57’ 25”)
Longitude3.0548580 (E 3° 3’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 720m to 879m
Surface area18.95 km²
Population96 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (96 km, 1h26)
Insee code12295
IntercommunalityCC Larzac et Vallees

Nearest cities & towns

Tournemire7.4 km (11 min)
Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon9.7 km (13 min)
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon10.2 km (14 min)
L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac12.7 km (16 min)
Lapanouse-de-Cernon13.2 km (19 min)
Saint-Jean-et-Saint-Paul13.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès13.8 km (20 min)
La Cavalerie15.9 km (20 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Cernon17.9 km (22 min)
Cornus18.1 km (25 min)
La Bastide-Pradines18.5 km (27 min)
Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues22 km (33 min)
Saint-Affrique22 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities


The tower agropastoral
The tower agropastoral
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Update Home
Update Home
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Barrier Walls
Barrier Walls
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Days Children
Days Children
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Tourist Office offers many tours to discover the territory: Remember, you are in an area classified by UNESCO in 2011 for the Agro-pastoralism.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (11.6 km)
Mountain trek with a guide
Nature and the great outdoors40 € to 120 € Millau (16.1 km)
Two-seat paraglider sightseeing flight
Sports sensations60 € to 220 € Millau (16.1 km)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (17.2 km)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (17.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Lion’s Rock (Rocher du Lion)
Village visitEasy2h00La Bastide-Pradines (5 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (22 km)
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (24 km)
The Small Tower
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (24 km)
The Vayssède and the Thalis Ford
HikeEasy1h30Mélagues (24 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals