Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux

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TownViala-du-Pas-de-Jaux
Insee code12295
Postcode12250
Latitude43.9569800
Longitude3.0548580
AltitudeFrom 720 to 879 meters
Surface18.95 km²
Population98 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townRodez (at 96 km, 86 min)Tournemire at 7.4 km (11 min)
DepartmentAveyronSainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon at 9.7 km (13 min)
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Tower Hospital: Top 30 yards, rectangular building of the 15th century included a cellar on the ground floor, kitchen and four-storey granary used to store the fees paid by residents of Viala. A main building, flanked by a round tower, is in its extension. At its peak, a walkway has been constructed. From the top of the tower, now restored and available, you can discover the diverse landscapes of Larzac. Many lavognes (small depressions used for drinking) clay or crushed stone are visible nearby.
  • The church is in 1315 that the Hospital requesting the Bishop of Rodez permission to build a church dedicated to St. John the Baptist in the locality of Viala. The construction of a church is also a way to permanently fix the people on this site in order to create a village "Le Viala Pas de Jaux. In the last century one could still see the church built in 1315, built entirely of stone bleached beautiful inside. It will be completely destroyed in 1873.
  • The Oustalou of Fadarellas: the house of fairies - dolmen whose table is 4 50 m long.
  • The Armalières: natural cavities, old cheese cellar.
  • Mas Baldy: old fortified house with an entrance under portico.
Detailed information
MonumentsTower of the Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • During the summer, participate in the activities: the Summertime Larzac Days Children, shows, concerts ...
  • The Tower room is open throughout the year numerous exhibitions on various themes.
  • Heritage Days in September.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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.

  • On the Road of the Templars and Hospitallers (80.5 km advised over two days):
  • Start your day admiring the beautiful panorama offered by the circus of St. Paul of Fonts! From this height, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the fort of Saint-Jean d'Alcas small Cistercian gem worth a stop on your itinerary. The walled enclosure of a harmonious regularity, was a refuge for farmers and their herds in case of danger. After about 1 hour visit, continue your day towards the Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux.
  • By the D559 to Tournemire and turn right by the D93 direction Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux. On the road, you can see the edge of a lavogne, natural fed for collecting rainwater for herds of "muttons" (sheep) to drink.
  • The Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux and his monumental tower will welcome you to discover break. Vivid illustration of the agropastoral Larzac plateau, Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux tower was built in the 15th century, next to the ancient buildings of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, to secure the people, their property and animals. Head in the direction of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon.
  • For the D23 towards l'Hospitalet du Larzac to peak Cougouille then return to the fork and take the D561 to Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon. Along the way, the beautiful view of the Larzac since the peak of Cougouille well worth a detour. Leave your car at the bottom and walk a few minutes to reach the top. Turn around and go to the Templar Commandery of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon best preserved in France. Its past medieval fortified town, Sainte-Eulalie has retained most of its walls, towers, gates and church. On the square, facing the commander, you can cool around the shaded fountain erected in the 17th century and discover the beautiful partly Romanesque church.
  • Follow directions Cavalry by D77 and the D227 and D999. Arrived at the Cavalry, another site Templar Hospital, browse the streets of the city and go to the ramparts for a remarkable view. Continue your tour to discover now the valley side.
  • Leave the Cavalry towards Nant by D999. At the end of the Cavalry, on your left, the Larzac military camp, the subject of the fight in 1971. The Ministry of Defence (M.Debré) officially announced the extension of the military camp, a hundred farms were to disappear or be amputated. Farmers then engage in a fight that will last 10 years, a resistor which is organized with support from all walks of life.
  • Arriving at Nant Valley side you are now, Dourbie Valley. This charismatic little village is rich in Romanesque art.
  • Just before leaving the village, turn right direction "La Couvertoirade". Then turn right onto the D7 and then left onto the D55. Reached Couvertoirade, take the time to discover this village classified as "most beautiful villages in France". The Templar and Hospitaller city reflects a cultural richness, its Templar castle (historical monument). The Templar castle was built in the late 12th century on the rocky outcrop of the village. Its mission, until the construction of the walls in the 15th century, has been to protect the villagers in case of attack, evidenced by its Barbican, this primitive enclosure as well as the remains of a gatehouse, located above his front door. The fortifications, the city of La Couvertoirade retains all of its walls, built in the mid 15th century. From 1346, the "road" plunder the Larzac. It is fear of the gangs that villagers in 1439 asking permission to fortify the village.
  • After this stop in La Couvertoirade, join the road turning on your right, follow the D7 to the village of Cornus. You are now on the side of the valley of the Sorgue.
  • Management Fondamente by D7.
  • By D93, go to St. Beaulize on the Larzac plateau. Enjoy craft beer, the Caussenarde and all their dairy farm brewery Mas Andral.
  • Join Saint-Paul-des-Fonts, and your circle will be closed!
  • Heritage buildings in the Valley of the Sorgue (43 km circuit):
  • Here we go, the circuit starts at Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux and monumental tower welcomes you to discover break. Vivid illustration of the agropastoral Larzac plateau, Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux tower was built in the 15th century, next to the ancient buildings of the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, to secure the people, their property and animals.
  • Management Tournemire, the D23.
  • Then join Saint-Jean-d'Alcas, website Templar Hospital, the D23. Turn right onto the D23 then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on the D23. Turn right onto the D559 and then turn left onto the D93. Take a slight right onto the D516 and also slightly to the right of the D516E. Fortified medieval village in the 15th century belonging to the Cistercian Abbess Nonenque. Remarkable for its recovered by restoring heritage harmony. The fort offers visitors today in the design of the fifteenth. Surrounded by powerful walls that protect the village knows a revival thanks to tourism. To see the fortified church, the stained glass windows.
  • By D516 join Saint-Félix-de-Sorgue. Arrived in Saint-Félix-de-Sorgue, admire the bridge back asymmetrical donkey called "Pont des Anglais". It is about 70 m and includes three arches: the first, which is the largest, dominates the left bank, the second opening of 12.20 m spans the active river bed and the last, smallest, plays a role the flying buttress. It is possible that during the Sorgue has moved from the first to the second arch. Now, up to the castle of Latour-sur-Sorgue.
  • For the D516 and D7. Built on a rocky promontory, bounded on the south by the Sorgue, flowing below, and to the north by the ravine of Rose, the castle succeeded a Roman oppidum. The sandstone of the tour you can explore its evolution, where each time the farthest to the newest leaves its mark. Today communal property, the castle is part of the chain "Route of the Lords of Rouergue" which brings together the medieval castles of Aveyron.
  • Continue in the direction of Saint-Maurice-de-Sorgue by D7. The bridge of Saint-Maurice is 61 m long with eight semicircular arches, which means the three main river bed or right side and closer to five times to reach, avoiding the donkey, the left bank, the less steep right bank and make a flying buttress. It dates from the 18th century.
  • Continue towards Cornus (D7) to visit the castle Sorgue. The owners offer you to make you discover during a guided tour. It dates back to the year one thousand and has retained its medieval character. Reservations recommended at +33 5 65 97 50 21.
  • The Larzac lavognes (56 km circuit): Throughout this course you will discover the lavognes at each stop.
  • A lavogne (or Lavagne) is for watering herds that graze on the Larzac. They are nearly circular ponds. By definition, they are artificial but yet it is very rare that they are dug in their entirety. Most of the time it comes to natural hollow redesigned: the fund is sometimes paved, and it is still sealed (usually clay) to hold water as long as possible. The lavognes part of the cultural heritage.
  • Start your tour of La Couvertoirade website Templar and Hospitaller ranked "most beautiful villages in France". Head to the end of the village towards the south gate and turn left onto the lavogne.
  • At the end of Couvertoirade, turn right and continue on the D55. Then turn left on D7, join the Blaquererie.
  • Turn left on D7 and then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the D809 in the direction of L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac.
  • Join the Cavalry by the D809.
  • Then towards Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon by the D999 and turn left by the D277. On the right, the D77. Enjoy this stop to visit the Reptile Larzac or practice vélorail.
  • Take the direction of the D561 and turn right on the D23 and join Viala Pas de Compiegne.
  • Turn right onto the D23. Arrived at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit still the D23. Turn right onto the D559 and then left on the D93. Then take a slight right onto the D516 and also slightly to the right of the D516E, you get to St-Jean-d'Alcas to finish your course.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Velorail and tourist train in LarzacNature and the outdoorsFrom 16 € to 18 €Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (11.6 km)
Make a bag or pair of sandalsCraftFrom 120 € to 670 €Saint-Affrique (13.7 km)
Karting, quad, mountain biking and archerySports sensationsFrom 15 € to 75 €Castelnau-Pégayrols (22 km)
Well-being massageWellbeingFrom 35 € to 65 €Castelnau-Pégayrols (22 km)
Canoe Kayak in the Tarn gorgesNature and the outdoorsFrom 11 € to 22 €Mostuéjouls (29 km)

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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge du Domaine de la Barraque  
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Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon
Our Medieval Inn with bed and breakfast and dormitories near the viaduct of Millau, welcomes you in nature in an exceptional setting and offers a local gastronomy. Unique in France...
Located 5.3 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 15 € to 50 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge La Cardabelle  
8.8
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Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon
FRAME HOUSE - Located between Roquefort and Millau in Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon the Auberge La Cardabelle is a step that will charm you. Sit by the fire in the rustic and elegant or...
Located 7.2 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux21 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge le Cévenol  
10
La Cavalerie
Located in the heart of the village Templar Cavalry on the Larzac plateau, the Cévennes The inn welcomes guests in a pleasant and friendly. Greeted with a smile in a friendly environment,...
Located 10.3 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 15 € to 30 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 6 bedroomsDomaine de la Barraque, Site Médiéval    
9
Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon
Our Medieval Inn, very close to the famous Millau's bridge, welcomes you in an exceptional surroundings for any occasion. We offer you 6 different rooms, cozy with authentic decoration...
Located 5.3 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 33.90 € to 69.90 € 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 11.2 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsValle Grande  
Vabres-l'Abbaye
Bed and breakfast in a large barn renovated, south facing edge of a hamlet of red stones. Come to Valle Grande relax on the terraces overlooking the valley and discover the Rougier...
Located 22 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux62 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsGîte rigal  
9.6
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 5 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 390 € to 600 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsAu pied du viaduc de millau  
8.4
Creissels
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 14.1 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 380 € to 420 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsLila mahal
Cornus
In the beautiful landscape of the Larzac is the Villa Lila Mahal. The accommodations are composed of two studios with a small kitchen as well as a bathroom. Each studio can accommodate...
Located 16.9 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 210 € to 420 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
20 places over 2,5 haCamping du Rougier    
8.6
Camarès
Lovers of nature and hiking trips, we welcome you into the Rougier in the heart of Natural Park of the Grands Causses. Our small campsite, quiet and friendly is the ideal base for exploring...
Located 20 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 13 € to 15 € per day 
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 29 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxFrom 10 € to 15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel De La Poste - Hotel in Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxHôtel De La Poste     
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La Cavalerie
Situated on the Larzac plateau, in the the fortified village of Cavalerie, the Hotel de la Poste offers en suite rooms. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel. The restaurant...
Located 10.1 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxRoom from 43 €
P’tit Dej Hôtel Millau - Hotel in Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxP’tit Dej Hôtel Millau     
7.4
L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac
Located next to the A75 motorway, Hôtel Relais Millau Larzac is a 9-minute drive from the centre of L’Hospitalet-du-Larzac. It offers free Wi-Fi access and rooms with a TV and satellite...
Located 10.8 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxRoom from 39 €
Complexe Hotelier Cap Vert - Hotel in Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxComplexe Hotelier Cap Vert     
7.3
Saint-Affrique
Ideally located in the village of Saint-Affrique, near the Roquefort Cellars and the Millau Viaduct, the Complexe Hotelier Cap Vert boasts excellent leisure facilities including a gorgeous...
Located 13 km from Viala-du-Pas-de-JauxRoom from 59 €

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Campanile Rodez
This Campanile hotel is located in the centre of Rodez. It provides en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. There is a garden and terrace...
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