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Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Down in the valley Cernon a lovely winding road through one of the most beautiful hardwood forests of Causse, Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon discover a charming fortified village at the foot of the Larzac plateau, in a wooded valley and welcoming.

When in the 12th century, the Templars settled on the Larzac, they built a commandery, the best preserved in France.

The Hospitallers, who succeeded them until the Revolution, and the continued development of the village. In the 15th century, they did build fortifications by Déodat Alaus, master mason of Saint-Beauzély from 1442 to 1450, pregnant, corner towers still exist in their entirety.

Geographical information

Latitude43.9820550 (N 43° 58’ 55”)
Longitude3.1337050 (E 3° 8’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 529m to 916m
Surface area46.35 km²
Population271 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (87 km, 1h18)
Insee code12220
IntercommunalityCC Larzac et Vallees
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Lapanouse-de-Cernon3.5 km (5 min)
La Cavalerie7.6 km (11 min)
L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac7.8 km (11 min)
La Bastide-Pradines8.8 km (13 min)
Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux9.7 km (13 min)
Cornus13.1 km (20 min)
Tournemire16.9 km (21 min)
Fondamente19.4 km (27 min)
Saint-Rome-de-Cernon19.5 km (21 min)
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon19.7 km (25 min)
Nant21 km (24 min)
Saint-Beaulize22 km (31 min)
Saint-Jean-et-Saint-Paul23 km (30 min)
Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès23 km (31 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


The walls of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon
The walls of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon
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The walled city of
The walled city of
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View north rampart
View north rampart
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Church Square
Church Square
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Court Castle
Court Castle
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Hall of Honour Hospitaller
Hall of Honour Hospitaller
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The portal of the church of night
The portal of the church of night
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Tour for Kids
Tour for Kids
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show Brothers of Silence
show Brothers of Silence
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Tuesday 17 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 18 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 15°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Tourist Office offers many tours to discover the territory. Remember that you are in an area classified by UNESCO in 2011 for Agro-pastoralism.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Via Ferrata or Canyoning in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations39 € Millau (14.7 km)
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau (14.7 km)
Visit the House of Water and its old mill
Culture and education6 € Saint-Jean-du-Bruel (18.6 km)
Sightseeing cruise aboard the H‚ron des Raspes
Entertainment12 € Viala-du-Tarn (23 km)
Canoe kayak hire in the Tarn Gorges
Sports sensations14 € to 19 € Mostuéjouls (24 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Lion’s Rock (Rocher du Lion)
Village visitEasy2h00La Bastide-Pradines (7.3 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (16.5 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (23 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (23 km)
Mont Méla Loop
HikeEasy2h00Mélagues (29 km)


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