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Villefranche-de-Rouergue

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Villefranche-de-Rouergue - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Royal bastide built in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Comte de Toulouse and brother of St. Louis, Villefranche-de-Rouergue is located in the center of the triangle formed by Cahors, Albi and Rodez, in the heart of a country that stretches from the valley of the Lot the gorges of the Aveyron. New Town Middle Ages, Villefranche has retained its original medieval town plan, organized around the main shopping streets.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVillefranche-de-Rouergue
Postcode12200
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Latitude44.3497460 (N 44° 20’ 59”)
Longitude2.0353810 (E 2° 2’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 237m to 544m
Surface area45.85 km²
Population12496 inhabitants
Density272 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (57 km, 58 min)
Insee code12300
IntercommunalityCC du Villefranchois
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Toulonjac5.6 km (11 min)
Morlhon-le-Haut5.8 km (8 min)
Saint-Rémy7.6 km (11 min)
Savignac7.9 km (13 min)
Sanvensa9.6 km (11 min)
Martiel10.3 km (12 min)
La Rouquette10.9 km (18 min)
La Bastide-l'Évêque12.2 km (17 min)
Monteils12.5 km (18 min)
Villeneuve12.5 km (15 min)
Brandonnet12.6 km (21 min)
Maleville12.8 km (15 min)
Sainte-Croix13.2 km (19 min)
Saint-Igest14.1 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

The arches of the Place Notre Dame
The arches of the Place Notre Dame
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The old bridge Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The old bridge Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Aerial Photo
Aerial Photo
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Aerial view of the market Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Aerial view of the market Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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The roofs of the walled town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The roofs of the walled town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Charterhouse St. Saviour Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Charterhouse St. Saviour Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Charterhouse St. Saviour (© Gilles Tordjemann )
Charterhouse St. Saviour (© Gilles Tordjemann )
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Charterhouse St. Saviour (© Gilles Tordjemann)
Charterhouse St. Saviour (© Gilles Tordjemann)
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The Chapel of the Black Penitents Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The Chapel of the Black Penitents Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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The altarpiece in the chapel of the Black Penitents to Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The altarpiece in the chapel of the Black Penitents to Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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The Chapel ceiling in the Black Penitents Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The Chapel ceiling in the Black Penitents Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Market Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Market Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Our Place Lady
Our Place Lady
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The Collegiate Notre Dame
The Collegiate Notre Dame
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Another view of the Place Notre Dame
Another view of the Place Notre Dame
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Notre Dame Place
Notre Dame Place
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Cutlery
Cutlery
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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stall of the Notre Dame
stall of the Notre Dame
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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Stall of the Notre Dame
Stall of the Notre Dame
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Grid of the baptistery of the Notre Dame
Grid of the baptistery of the Notre Dame
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The flea market at the Guiraudet Villefranche-de-Rouergue
The flea market at the Guiraudet Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Festival in bastide Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Festival in bastide Villefranche-de-Rouergue
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Weather

Friday 29 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C
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Saturday 30 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Sunday 31 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (31 km)
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations19 € Vieillevie (46 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Tarn villages
Sports sensations150 € to 390 € Albi (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate5h10Najac (14.9 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h05Najac (15 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (17.2 km)
Malecargue Fountain Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h15Limogne-en-Quercy (21 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (23 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels