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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Ayssènes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

A 22 km northwest of Saint-Afrique and 38 km southwest of Millau, the town of Ayssènes is located south of the Aveyron department (province of Rouergue under the old regime). It extends from the foothills Raspes Tarn Shelf Lévézou. Administrate, it depends on the canton of Saint Rome de Tarn and the riding of Millau. The town has an agricultural to the north (sheep farming for the production of Roquefort), and tourism in the south.

Ayssènes was the country of birth of Antoine Salvanh (1479-1555), architect and builder of the steeple of the Cathedral of Rodez between 1511 and 1526.

Geographical information

Latitude44.0686640 (N 44° 4’ 7”)
Longitude2.7795840 (E 2° 46’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 262m to 983m
Surface area23.14 km²
Population219 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (35 mi, 1h04)
Insee code12017
IntercommunalityCC de la Muse et des Raspes du Tarn
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Le Truel4.3 mi (11 min)
Saint-Victor-et-Melvieu5.4 mi (15 min)
Villefranche-de-Panat7.6 mi (19 min)
Viala-du-Tarn8.6 mi (23 min)
Les Costes-Gozon8.9 mi (27 min)
Broquiès9.6 mi (23 min)
Lestrade-et-Thouels11 mi (24 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Tarn11.2 mi (28 min)
Alrance11.5 mi (27 min)
Durenque12.9 mi (32 min)
Salles-Curan13.2 mi (33 min)
Saint-Izaire13.9 mi (31 min)
Montjaux14.2 mi (36 min)
Brousse-le-Château14.9 mi (36 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


The village on a promontory (Pol © Boussaguet)
The village on a promontory (Pol © Boussaguet)
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From rocky promontory overlooking the valley (© Boussaguet Pol)
From rocky promontory overlooking the valley (© Boussaguet Pol)
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Monday 19 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 25°C
Tuesday 20 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 21 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in the Grands Causses Nature Park
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 70 € Saint-Affrique (5.9 mi)
Karting at Les Bouscaillous leisure park
Sports sensations17 € to 69 € Millau (12.7 mi)
Quad bike rides in Millau
Sports sensations49 € to 215 € Creissels (13.2 mi)
Canoeing in the Tarn Valley and the Dourbie Gorges
Sports sensations16 € Millau (15 mi)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (15.5 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2h00Villefranche-de-Panat (4 mi)
Cycling tour around Lake Villefranche de Panat - 11 km
Cycling itineraryIntermediate50 minVillefranche-de-Panat (4.5 mi)
Tower of Peyrebrune
Village visitEasy2h00Alrance (6.5 mi)
Walking tour of the Saint-Affricain "Saint-Izaire" (n ° 6)
HikeIntermediate3h30Saint-Izaire (7.1 mi)
Around the lake of Pareloup by bike
Cycling itineraryIntermediate1h45Salles-Curan (9.4 mi)


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