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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Nestled in the heart of the land of the hundred valleys of the Aveyron and near the Tarn River, Réquista is the capital of the municipality, which covers 59.32 km². It is in a green environment that the town built in the thirteenth century by Henry II flourishes today in agriculture and sheep farming.

Having been repeatedly burned and looted during the successive wars Réquista has preserved its authenticity. This town with a remarkable character, strongly influenced by Christianity, discovered with appetite.

Food specialties abound at Réquista. On basis of local products caught, hunted and gathered in the surrounding forests and plains, festive and warm dishes of game, fish, mushrooms and grilled or stuffed sheep réquistanaise adorn the table.

Geographical information

Latitude44.0315950 (N 44° 1’ 54”)
Longitude2.5388310 (E 2° 32’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 207m to 670m
Surface area59.32 km²
Population2056 inhabitants
Density34 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (47 km, 51 min)
Insee code12197
IntercommunalityCC du Réquistanais
TerritoriesMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Jean-Delnous4.2 km (7 min)
Connac8.2 km (11 min)
Faussergues9 km (12 min)
Cadix9.9 km (16 min)
Le Dourn10 km (14 min)
Fraissines11.2 km (20 min)
Lédergues11.3 km (13 min)
Brasc11.4 km (21 min)
Saint-Michel-Labadié11.9 km (16 min)
Brousse-le-Château12.2 km (17 min)
Lestrade-et-Thouels12.6 km (14 min)
La Selve12.7 km (16 min)
Valence-d'Albigeois13.1 km (16 min)
Trébas15 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

If there is a good place not to miss in the municipality of Réquista is certainly the museum of the old village of Lincou. Atypical and mysterious are certainly attributes that suit him best. Real "treasure chest", the visit takes place in medieval costumes and children can participate in a quiz and a safe hunt knight to get their diploma. The history of the Templars, famous alchemists like Ambroise Paré, pagan sculptures of over 2000 years and many others unfold before your eyes and you will prevail in the corridors of time. The discovery does not stop there since medieval dinner will be offered.

Réquista but is also the ideal place for nature lovers. The natural environment offers a multitude of activities including horseback riding, hiking and fishing.

The Tarn flows near Réquista. A natural breeding ground for pike and zander, fishermen also will have the opportunity to bring in their traps, roach, bleak, perch, barbel, bream and even crayfish.

A multitude of hiking trails along the banks of the Tarn or going astray in the forests and glades of the hilly landscape will excite hikers and casual walkers in search of greenery. Bright flora and varied fauna compete wealth wood punctuated here and there by grazing sheep quietly in a meadow.

Réquista also has a municipal swimming pool open from June to September for a moment of pure relaxation.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

With its natural, famous Réquista annually trout and sheep in friendly and lively festivals.

The Sheep festival marks the beginning of the festivities on the first Sunday of June. Throughout the day you can participate in many activities, watch the parade of animals and treat yourself to a delicious grilled lamb accompanied by his aligot. The day ends with a fireworks display.

During August, the feast of trout invited to taste this product of any terroir throughout the day and offers tours and activities around the animal and culinary discovery of the fish living in abundance in the surrounding creeks.

Throughout the year, the Réquista market offers products from local farmers every Saturday morning and the market Sheep, second market of France, opens every Monday morning. In July and August, you will discover the sheep market during a guided tour. Off season, tours are by reservation.

And to complete your discovery of the breeding of sheep, sheep farm welcomes you to a unique encounter with his flock.


Thursday 30 november
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 1 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 2 december
Min. -2°C - Max. 5°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bike hire on around thirty cycle routes
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € Plaisance (11.6 km)
Barge trip in Albi and on the Tarn
Entertainment7 € to 25 € Albi (34 km)
Discover Tarn by canoe & kayak
Sports sensations24 € to 26 € Comprégnac (34 km)
Visit the Roquefort cheese ripening caves
Local flavoursFreeRoquefort-sur-Soulzon (37 km)
Canyoning or Via ferrata in the Grands Causses Park
Sports sensations40 € Millau (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cycling tour around Lake Villefranche de Panat - 11 km
Cycling itineraryIntermediate50 minVillefranche-de-Panat (14.4 km)
The Arasses
Village visitEasy2:00Villefranche-de-Panat (14.6 km)
Tower of Peyrebrune
Village visitEasy2:00Alrance (16 km)
Around the lake of Pareloup by bike
Cycling itineraryIntermediate1:45Salles-Curan (27 km)
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2:30Tayrac (31 km)


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