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Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, the city of Roquefort cheese, altitude 630 meters, about 700 inhabitants, stretches the side of the famous rock Combalou, southern Larzac.

Under quiet outside, Roquefort is also an industrial town where close to a thousand people at refining the famous Roquefort cheese. Tradition dating back over a thousand years, it is jealously guarded in the depths of its natural cellars built into the rock in the landslide Combalou, 2 km long and 300 m wide.

Geographical information

MunicipalityRoquefort-sur-Soulzon
Postcode12250
Latitude43.9745660 (N 43° 58’ 28”)
Longitude2.9920220 (E 2° 59’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 424m to 828m
Surface area17.03 km²
Population607 inhabitants
Density35 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (49 mi, 1h22)
Insee code12203
IntercommunalityCC Saint Affricain, Roquefort, Sept Vallons
DepartmentAveyron
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Tournemire1.7 mi (5 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès4.7 mi (12 min)
Saint-Jean-et-Saint-Paul4.8 mi (12 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Cernon5.1 mi (9 min)
Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux6.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Affrique7.2 mi (13 min)
Saint-Georges-de-Luzençon9.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues9.8 mi (26 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Tarn9.9 mi (17 min)
Vabres-l'Abbaye10.2 mi (20 min)
Saint-Beaulize10.2 mi (23 min)
La Bastide-Pradines12 mi (21 min)
Fondamente12 mi (27 min)
Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon12.2 mi (25 min)

Things to see and do

Visit of the cellars: Arranged in superimposed layers, the cellars are ventilated by the fleurines (faults) which maintain a constant temperature, summer as well as winter, from 8 ° C to 10 ° C and a hygrometry of 95% thanks to the infiltration of the water by the scree. The Roquefort breads are slowly refined in this natural environment composed of stones and wood. You can visit the cellars all year round to discover the mysterious universe of the King of Cheeses. Four manufacturers offer tours:

Company: Guided tour of about an hour from their active ripening cellar. Several animations are proposed throughout the course: animated model, sound and light on the legend, passage in a museum with the famous characters of Roquefort. A tasting is offered at the end of the visit.

Butterfly: Free guided tour of about an hour in a historic cellar following a movie about cheese making procedures. Tasting at the end of the visit.

Gabriel Coulet: Free visit of a reconstituted cellar inside an old salt cellar. A documentary retraces the history of the Coulet family and the manufacturing process. Tasting.

The Old Shepherd: Free visit of the packaging workshops. Following a movie in the form of a tale, you access a glazed hallway to observe the turning and wrapping steps. Tasting.

The digital ride: With your tablet or smartphone, let Francine, the cabanière, guide you through the streets of Roquefort. It will take you to discover the village, its hidden treasures and its famous cheese.

Free application "Balades des Grands Causses" available on iOS or Android.

The Scale Trail: Will you be able to climb to the Comablou to discover a beautiful landscape and then go down to admire the Saut de Bahol surrounded by greenery? Detail of the circuit on the hiking website of the Grands Causses Natural Park.

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Events and festivities

End of June: Les Roq'Folies, festival of the village of Roquefort. On the program: games for children, aperitif with musical accompaniment and diurnal fireworks, animated meal, musical show and pyrosymphonic show. Information: contact the Tourist Office of the Pays de Roquefort and Saint-Affricain on +33 (0) 5 65 58 56 00.

Photos

The commune
The commune
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View of the village of Roquefort with the rock Combalou
View of the village of Roquefort with the rock Combalou
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Roquefort Company
Roquefort Company
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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Panorama
Panorama
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View of the village of Roquefort with the rock Combalou
View of the village of Roquefort with the rock Combalou
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Lavogne with a flock of sheep Lacaune
Lavogne with a flock of sheep Lacaune
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Tourist Office of the Pays de Roquefort
Tourist Office of the Pays de Roquefort
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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The interior of St. Peter's Church
The interior of St. Peter's Church
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City Hall
City Hall
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The monument to the dead
The monument to the dead
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Weather

Tuesday 20 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C
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Wednesday 21 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 24°C
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Thursday 22 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 26°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Near Roquefort site visits Templars and Hospitallers (the circuit Larzac) Abbey Sylvanès the viaduct and the town of Millau with its visits glove makers ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad bike rides in Millau
Sports sensations49 € to 215 € Creissels (7.7 mi)
Horse ride in the Grands Causses Nature Park
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 70 € Saint-Affrique (7.9 mi)
Canoeing in the Tarn Valley and the Dourbie Gorges
Sports sensations16 € Millau (9.7 mi)
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (10.5 mi)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (10.5 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking tour of Saint-Affricain "The hillock of Sargels" (n ° 4)
HikeIntermediate3h20Saint-Rome-de-Cernon (3 mi)
The Lion’s Rock (Rocher du Lion)
Village visitEasy2h00La Bastide-Pradines (3.3 mi)
Walk on the greenway Saint-Affrique / saint-jean d'Alcapiès
HikeEasy2h20Saint-Affrique (5.2 mi)
Pedestrian circuit of Saint-Affricain "Crêtes and bouissières of the plateau of Mascourbe" (n ° 2)
HikeEasy1h35Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues (5.2 mi)
Walking tour of Saint-Affricain "From Saint-Félix to Loubière" (n ° 3)
HikeIntermediate3h20Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues (6.4 mi)

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