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Millau

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Millau - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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Located in a very special natural environment at the heart of the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park, the welcoming little town of Millau invites you to discover all its attractions.

Overlooking old Millau from a height of 42 metres, the belfry, consisting of a 12th-century square tower and a 17th-century octagonal tower, offers a superb panoramic view over the roofs of the town, the famous Millau Viaduct and the unspoilt landscapes of the Grands Causses.

Continue your tour of the historic centre with picturesque side streets dotted with shops, Place du Maréchal Foch with its fountain and covered market, the Ayrolle washhouse, and the Museum of Millau and the Grands Causses. The latter, based in the Pégayrolles Mansion, has collections about palaeontology, prehistory, Gallo-Roman and medieval archaeology, as well as an exhibition about leather tanning and glove-making, two traditional activities the town is famous for.

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Millau

Southern subprefecture of the department of Aveyron in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses. Its territory develops on the causse Rouge right bank of the Tarn; on the opposite bank on the causse du Larzac; on the right bank of the Dourbie on the Causse Noir.

During the first centuries of the Roman occupation Condatomag (confluence market) was an important commercial center with the famous pottery of the Graufesenque. This industry faced with competition collapsed at the end of the second century.

In the 5th century the city gradually settled on the right bank of the Tarn and became Amiliavum, then Millau.

In the eighteenth century, the skin industry gradually replaced the old drapery industry.

The nineteenth century will be the rise of the glove industry; in the twentieth century 12,000 people live in the glove and tanning industry; this activity is strongly represented today.

At present, Millau, and its region with many assets, sees its tourist activity taking a large part in the economy of this sector.

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad rides in Millau
Sports sensations49 € to 215 € Creissels
Two-seater tandem paraglider flight over the Grands Causses
Sports sensations60 € to 150 € Millau

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

The Tarn
The Tarn
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The viaduct (© J.E)
The viaduct (© J.E)
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The viaduct (© J.E)
The viaduct (© J.E)
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Fountain
Fountain
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Tourist Office
Tourist Office
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Tower of the belfry (© J.E)
Tower of the belfry (© J.E)
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Gate of the Voultre (© J.E)
Gate of the Voultre (© J.E)
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Millau and its viaduct
Millau and its viaduct
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Plateau of Larzac (© J.E)
Plateau of Larzac (© J.E)
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Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
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Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
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Ruiniform rocks (© J.E)
Ruiniform rocks (© J.E)
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Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
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Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
Rocks of Larzac (© J.E)
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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The Tarn
The Tarn
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City Hall
City Hall
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Fountain
Fountain
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The Notre-Dame church
The Notre-Dame church
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The Notre-Dame church
The Notre-Dame church
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The interior of Notre-Dame church
The interior of Notre-Dame church
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The interior of Notre-Dame church
The interior of Notre-Dame church
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The interior of Notre-Dame church
The interior of Notre-Dame church
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The interior of Notre-Dame church
The interior of Notre-Dame church
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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