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Villecomtal

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Villecomtal - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Nestled in the valley of Dourdou, west of Estaing, Villecomtal will charm you. Founded by the Counts of Rodez in the late 13th century, "the Village of Earl" retains some vestiges of its high city walls from 1437, the curtain of the castle flanked by three semi-circular towers and the tower its castle (fifteenth century) attached to the main building (more recent). Its fortified gate, "Lo Down Portal", since 1785 is topped by a bell emblematic. The town of medieval character, red sandstone, is a bustling center summer. Many walks and excursions available in the surrounding waters while Dourdou are particularly conducive to fishing.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVillecomtal
Postcode12580
Latitude44.5398200 (N 44° 32’ 23”)
Longitude2.5638169 (E 2° 33’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 296m to 654m
Surface area14.05 km²
Population411 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (26 km, 31 min)
Insee code12298
IntercommunalityCC d'Estaing
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Félix-de-Lunel6.8 km (11 min)
Mouret6.9 km (10 min)
Pruines6.9 km (9 min)
Muret-le-Château7.2 km (10 min)
Rodelle8.2 km (13 min)
Campuac9.9 km (13 min)
Sébrazac13 km (20 min)
Golinhac14 km (18 min)
Nauviale14 km (16 min)
Estaing14.7 km (24 min)
Sénergues15.7 km (24 min)
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou17.9 km (20 min)
Sébazac-Concourès18 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Orthogonal Village Street (built on either side of the main track: Street Right). All the streets intersect at right angles.

Protected against Rovers in 1437 by a surrounding wall of 400 m. Remaining vestiges of the ramparts, "Lo Portal Down" one of two gateways, timbered houses and half-timbered ...

Roy Charles Museum: collection of nearly 1000 specimens of fossils and minerals. Visit on request from the Home Point seasonal Villecomtal. Tel. : +33 5 65 44 66 82 - Fax. : +33 5 65 44 60 21. The Home Point is open to the public in July and August - Straight Street.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Tire Aligot the street, aligot giant in August.

Votive festival in honor of St. Bartholomew: the last Sunday of August. Animations throughout the day for young and old.

Photos

Castle Villecomtal
Castle Villecomtal
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Porch Villecomtal, Lo Lo Portal, one of two doors
Porch Villecomtal, Lo Lo Portal, one of two doors
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Village map
Village map
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Weather

Tuesday 7 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 32°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 9 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Castle at Servayrie Mouret, "a stroll through the centuries."

Castle Pruines: beautiful collection of pottery from the 19th century.

Château du Colombier Mondalazac: tales, legends ... Middle Age (children's activities).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations19 € Vieillevie (15 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (17.4 km)
Acrobatic trail for all levels of ability
Entertainment21 € Salles-Curan (41 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (46 km)
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (51 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (54 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate5h10Najac (58 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (58 km)

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Hotels