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.
Villefranche-de-Panat has a range of little historical evidence of occupation old (dolmen, megalith cross ...). Old country house, it is still dominated today by the tower today Peyrebrune belonging to the nearby town of Alrance. Remains of castle lords Peyrebrune the tower monitors Valley Alrance as in the early days. Visitors can discover through a film and an exhibition of local history, an example of architecture "military" and a 360 ° Area.
The common Villefranche-de-Panat well as that of Arance to which it is linked in tourism offer trail rides to multi-center starting towns (70 km).
With Lake (192 ha), water activities are queens supervised swimming, water sports center. Activities: Canoeing, optimist, dinghy sailing, pedal boats, fishing ... Many facilities available on the town (of course fishing for children, multi-sport fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, picnic ...).
The municipality of Villefranche-de-Panat is known in his department for its festive tradition. In addition, for several years, local organizations continue to perpetuate the 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.
The celebration of the lake.
The walk of nightlife.
The walk at dusk.
Ikalana, trail Lévézou.
But also many dates proposed in the monthly program.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Villefranche-de-Panat is central to the major sites Aveyron and the Tarn Gorges - Rodez - Millau Viaduct - Caves de Roquefort - Micropolis.
You will also discover the natural and historic heritage of the area through walks or car circuit made available in local Tourist Offices.