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The city-city, located 45 km south of Toulouse, has a prestigious heritage due to its status of free city in 1202 and Royal judgeship in 1245, many monuments are the witnesses.
From medieval times, in 1317, Rieux-Volvestre becomes very important that a bishop last five centuries. The village has many relics of that period.
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the fourteenth / seventeenth.
Bishop Portal Valtan 17th and turn of the sixteenth.
Tours: stately old tower of the thirteenth.
Bridge Lajous sixteenth / seventeenth.
Bridge Auriac the fifteenth / sixteenth.
Convent of the Jacobins of the seventeenth.
Seminar XV / XVI.
Gothic house of the fourteenth.
Many half-timbered houses of the fifteenth / sixteenth / seventeenth and mansions of the seventeenth / eighteenth.
Museum Papogay (archery tradition of the fourteenth) and Lapidary Museum, free admission to the Tourist Office.
In the gardens of the town hall, fresco and frieze of the Sylvian Meschia ceramist.
Pool: pools of summer and winter.
Village Gaulois: size reconstruction of 9 hectares. Information +33 5 61 87 16 38.
Donkey rides. Information +33 5 61 98 19 05.
Holiday Papogay the first Sunday in May
"Games and World Music" on the third Saturday of July.
Storytelling Festival in July.
Christmas Market in December.
Monthly art exhibitions at the Art Gallery (upstairs from the Tourist Office).
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Balcony of the Stars: Astronomical Observatory. Information +33 5 61 97 09 62.
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|Cathedral Bell Tower|
|View from the deck of Rieux Auriac|| |
|The roofs of Rieux|| |
|The Pyrenees from the roofs of Rieux|
|Tour Valtan and porch of the Bishopric|| |
|façade detail (up Hall)|
|The Tours|| |
|Old Seminary (now the Town Hall and Tourist Office)|
|Convent of the Jacobins|| |
|Friesland in the gardens of City Hall|
|fresco in the gardens of City Hall|| |
|View of the Cathedral of St. Mary|
|Halle flowers|| |
|www.tourisme-volvestre.com||Tourist Office Rieux|
|www.tourisme-volvestre.fr||Tourism in the Community of Municipalities Volvestre|
|Friday 24 May|
|Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C|
|Saturday 25 May|
|Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C|
|Sunday 26 May|
|Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C|
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|Gîte de charme 'Les Volets Bleus'|
|Perched on a hillside between Toulouse and the Pyrenees, this farm renovated with passion, taste and authenticity (beams, stone and brick) offers holiday pleasure and relaxation. Perfect...|
|Located 6.7 km from Rieux-Volvestre||From 400 € to 800 € per week |
|Maison de village avec jardin ravissant|
|Charming holiday cottage to rent in the historic centre of Le Mas d'Azil. It offers a large living room with a beautiful, fully equipped open kitchen, two nice and comfortable double...|
|Located 24 km from Rieux-Volvestre||720 € per week |
|Gite de 6 couchages avec piscine chauffé |
|Cottage sleeps 6 with heated swimming pool fully equipped kitchen dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, gas cooker, dining room with fireplace fire with heat recovery, with 2 large...|
|Located 27 km from Rieux-Volvestre||From 380 € to 750 € per week |
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