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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

A 40 km south-east of Millau, this village is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

La Couvertoirade is located in the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses in southern Aveyron, at an altitude of 800 meters. Commune of 6000 hectares, it is populated by 189 people spread over the town and several hamlets. Standing majestically in the heart of the Larzac plateau, the city is well worth a detour for delving into the mood of the story.

Two orders from the military and religious crusades have built this city. This is the Order of the Temple (the Templars) and the Order of the Hospital or the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (the Hospitallers). After the dissolution of the Templars, the Pope gives the castle to the Hospitallers. They will build the church and the walls, still intact today.

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Village View
Village View
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Aerial View
Aerial View
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The south tower restored
The south tower restored
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Ramparts
Ramparts
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A discoidal stele in the old cemetery
A discoidal stele in the old cemetery
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Eglise Saint Christophe
Eglise Saint Christophe
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Enlightened walls
Enlightened walls
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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.

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