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La Couvertoirade

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

La Couvertoirade - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Nestling at the heart of the Causse du Larzac, in wild, unspoilt countryside, the medieval village of La Couvertoirade has retained a truly remarkable group of buildings from its Templar and Hospitaller past. The towers and wall-walk of the ramparts, fortified doors, Templar castle from the late 12th century, fortress church from the 14th century, paved side streets dotted with typical stone houses, and old residences like the Scipione House and the Grailhe Mansion make La Couvertoirade a simply unmissable listed site!

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La Couvertoirade

40 km southeast of Millau, and 90 km north of Montpellier, this village is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

La Couvertoirade is located in the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses in the south of the department of Aveyron, at an altitude of 800 meters. Common 6000 hectares, it is populated by 189 inhabitants spread over the town and several hamlets. Located in the heart of the Larzac plateau, the city is well worth a detour to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of history.

Two military and religious orders from the Crusades built this city. These are the Order of the Temple (the Templars) and the Order of the Hospital or Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (the Hospitallers). After the dissolution of the order of the Knights Templar, the Pope attributes the castle to the Hospitallers. They will build the church and ramparts, still intact today.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

During the summer, participate in the animations:

For more information, please visit the website of the Town Hall of La Couvertoirade.

Photos

View of the village
View of the village
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Aerial view
Aerial view
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South tower restored
South tower restored
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The walls
The walls
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A discoid stele in the old cemetery
A discoid stele in the old cemetery
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Saint Christopher Church
Saint Christopher Church
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The illuminated ramparts
The illuminated ramparts
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Poster Medieval Masquerades 2019
Poster Medieval Masquerades 2019
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Poster of Folles Bergeres
Poster of Folles Bergeres
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

To discover the gorges of the Dourbie, the Screw, the Tarn, Jonte, Lake Salagou.

The Tourist Office offers many tours to discover the territory: Remember, you are in an area classified by UNESCO in 2011 on agro-pastoralism.

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
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A rental car
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