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Villefranche-de-Panat

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Villefranche-de-Panat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Small town located inside the territory of the lakes in Aveyron, Lévézou. Villefranche-de-Panat is at the crossroads between Albi, Rodez, Saint-Affrique and Millau. Headquartered at 720 m altitude, common stretches around a lake of 192 hectares since the 50s has become a breeding ground for outdoor activities and family vacations.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVillefranche-de-Panat
Postcode12430
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Latitude44.0881740 (N 44° 5’ 17”)
Longitude2.7043410 (E 2° 42’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 260m to 984m
Surface area29.13 km²
Population771 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (45 km, 47 min)
Insee code12299
IntercommunalityCC de Lévézou Pareloup
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Lestrade-et-Thouels5.8 km (8 min)
Alrance6.4 km (10 min)
Durenque8.5 km (14 min)
Ayssènes12.2 km (19 min)
Le Truel12.9 km (19 min)
Broquiès13.9 km (18 min)
Connac14.8 km (18 min)
Auriac-Lagast15.2 km (23 min)
Salles-Curan15.2 km (21 min)
Arvieu16.2 km (19 min)
La Selve16.9 km (27 min)
Brousse-le-Château17.5 km (23 min)
Salmiech17.7 km (21 min)
Réquista18.3 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Villefranche-de-Panat has a range of small historical heritage witnessed an ancient occupation (dolmens, megalith cross...). Old country house, yet it is dominated today by the tower today Peyrebrune belonging to the nearby town of Alrance. Remains of the castle of the lords of Peyrebrune, tower monitors Valley Alrance as in the early days. Visitors will discover through a film and a local history exhibition, an example of architecture "military" and a 360 ° panorama of the surroundings.

The common Villefranche-de-Panat and that of Arance to which it is linked in tourism offer multi-hiking trails from the center of the towns (about 70 km).

With Lake (192 ha), water activities are queens supervised swimming, water sports. Activities: canoeing, optimist, dinghy, pedal boating, fishing... Many facilities available in the municipality (children's fishing area, multi-sport courts, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, table picnic...). Lake Villefranche-de-Panat is one of the few bases Hydro ULM France.

Recently, a hiking trail around the lake is nearing completion. This trail is passable for 11 km. Punctuated with rest area, it will allow the discovery of the lake in complete relaxation and security.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Villefranche-de-Panat commune is known in his department for its festive tradition. In addition, for several years, local organizations continue to perpetuate existing animations but also to create new ones. There are therefore in the list of major sporting and festive dates:

The loops of the Lake.

Gourmet hike.

The feast of the lake.

Hiking night owls.

The Ruralies.

The walk at dusk.

Ikalana, trail Lévézou.

But also many dates proposed in the monthly program.

During the summer season two markets a week, on Friday morning and Sunday morning.

Photos

Aerial view of the lake and its surroundings
Aerial view of the lake and its surroundings
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Mayrac the Beach
Mayrac the Beach
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Bourg Centre
Bourg Centre
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Weather

Sunday 26 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
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Monday 27 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Tuesday 28 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Villefranche-de-Panat is at the center of the great aveyronnais sites: Gorges du Tarn Valley - Rodez - Millau Viaduct - Caves de Roquefort - Micropolis.

You can also discover the natural and historic heritage of the region through walks or car circuits made available in local Tourist Offices.

The listed village of Brousse-le-Château is 15 km.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors16 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (42 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (44 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (40 km)
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (46 km)
The Small Tower
HikeIntermediate3h00Mélagues (46 km)
The Vayssède and the Thalis Ford
HikeEasy1h30Mélagues (46 km)

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