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Arques

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Small rural town in the sparsely populated. A 13 km northeast of Pont-de-Salars on the D 29 which connects Millau to Rodez.

The Vicomte de Millau gave the church to the Abbey of Conques in the 11th century. It was later attached to the abbey of La Chaise-Dieu. Dependence of the manor of Montrozier, under the Count of Rodez, and the king.

The lordship of the extended Arques Palanges and was the current municipality of the same name over two enclaves included in the current common and Vézins Segur de Lévézou.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArques
Postcode12290
Latitude44.3179620 (N 44° 19’ 5”)
Longitude2.7998750 (E 2° 47’ 60”)
AltitudeFrom 714m to 947m
Surface area11.29 km²
Population129 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (14.9 mi, 28 min)
Insee code12010
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Salars
DepartmentAveyron
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Ségur3 mi (6 min)
Le Vibal3.8 mi (8 min)
Prades-Salars6.7 mi (15 min)
Agen-d'Aveyron8.1 mi (13 min)
Laissac-Sévérac l'Église8.2 mi (20 min)
Pont-de-Salars8.6 mi (18 min)
Bertholène8.9 mi (24 min)
La Loubière9.2 mi (18 min)
Palmas d'Aveyron9.8 mi (24 min)
Canet-de-Salars10.4 mi (24 min)
Curan12 mi (24 min)
Vézins-de-Lévézou12.4 mi (21 min)
Sainte-Radegonde12.6 mi (22 min)
Salles-Curan13.7 mi (30 min)

Things to see and do

16th century church. Belfry, retable of the seventeenth, regilded the 18th century.

Viaur banks, end of Lake Pont-de-Salars Fabre at the Moulin.

Weather

Sunday 18 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C
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Monday 19 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 26°C
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Tuesday 20 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Trails in the chain of countries around the peak of Palanges Pal at 1155 m, the highest point of the chain.

Church of St. Martin of Cormières 15th century belfry, MHI.

Possibility of fishing on the river or lake Viaur Pont-de-Salars.

Beach, water sports at Pont-de-Salars.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Karting at Les Bouscaillous leisure park
Sports sensations17 € to 69 € Millau (15.8 mi)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (20 mi)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (20 mi)
Canoeing in the Tarn Valley and the Dourbie Gorges
Sports sensations16 € Millau (20 mi)
Quad bike rides in Millau
Sports sensations49 € to 215 € Creissels (21 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the lake of Pareloup by bike
Cycling itineraryIntermediate1h45Salles-Curan (7.9 mi)
Cycling on the mountains of Lévézou in Aveyron
Cycling itineraryAthletic2h30Vézins-de-Lévézou (8 mi)
The vaulted fountains
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy2h35Sévérac d'Aveyron (13.1 mi)
Tower of Peyrebrune
Village visitEasy2h00Alrance (14.1 mi)
Cycling tour around Lake Villefranche de Panat - 11 km
Cycling itineraryIntermediate50 minVillefranche-de-Panat (16.3 mi)

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