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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne
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Nestling at the confluence of the Aveyron and Bonnette rivers, on the border between Quercy and Rouergue, the mediaeval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, founded in the 8th century around a former Benedictine abbey, offers a beautiful built heritage as a reminder of its past as a major craft and trade centre.

At the heart of the old town, near the covered market, the former town hall, or Maison Romane ("Romanesque House"), dates from 1125 and is one of the oldest civil monuments in France! This building has a belfry on top and is currently home to a municipal museum devoted to Prehistory and local popular arts and traditions. All around, picturesque winding streets bordered by old houses, such as the Maison de l'Amour ("House of Love") and the Maison du Roy ("House of the King"), invite you to take a walk around. And the route is all the more pleasant for being dotted with artists' and craftspeople's shops!

Also don't forget to pay a visit to the other side of the bridge over the Aveyron, an ideal spot to admire the charming Monks' Walk and the pretty houses along the riverside.

Lovers of regional produce will be interested to know that every Sunday morning, a market full of colours and flavours is held in the streets of the town!

Sports and outdoor activities fans can indulge their hobby with a wide range of activities in the surrounding countryside: climbing, hiking and mountain biking, canoe-kayaking on the Aveyron, horse-riding, fishing and even paragliding.

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Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

Medieval town located at the entrance of the gorges of Aveyron. Stroll through the alleys to discover its architecture and its workshops!

At the gates of the Aveyron gorges, the magnificent medieval city of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val opens its doors to you. At the confluence of La Bonnette and Aveyron, the village nestles at the foot of the majestic cliffs of the rock of Anglars. It is thus in an exceptional natural setting that this city was born in the Palaeolithic era according to the fossils found on the spot. In the course of centuries, it was enriched with an inestimable heritage until today, where it still houses the oldest civil building in France: the Maison Romane. The city is populated by vestiges, but also by dynamic and passionate inhabitants, living at the rhythm of cultural and sporting events given in a setting worthy of the best cape and sword films. Adjacent to the Grésille national forest on its western part, the town is also a haven of peace planted in an exceptional natural environment offering a multitude of nature activities within reach of all. One third of its area is classified in the Natura 2000 zone, which will give you the opportunity to spot rare and protected species of exceptional fauna and flora. It is therefore an authentic and warm village that awaits you for your holidays.

Things to see and do

Bordered by waterways, Saint-Antonin-Val-Noble presents an exceptional historical heritage, but also an exceptional natural setting suitable for climbing, hiking and water sports. The walk begins in the famous Maison Romane which now houses a museum. It is in this place full of history that you can discover the history of the origins of the world by browsing the collections of fossils and geology of Prehistory. Then you will take a walk through the walnut oil mill where you can discover how it was manufactured yesterday. On occasion, some culinary tips will be given to you to taste this oil very fragrant. Not far from here, the old tanneries open their doors to you in search of a forgotten trade. Along the narrow streets you will have plenty of time to explore in the past as you walk through the streets lined with buildings straight out of another time and pass by the Place de la Halle. You will certainly notice the house of the Roy. Its remarkable architecture, and particularly its facade classified in the supplementary inventory of Historic Monuments, will leave you no marble. In another way, the House of Love is also worth a detour. It takes its name from a sculpture in facade dating from the fifteenth century. The 18th century church and convent of the Génovefains are in the heart of the village. You will not be able to miss this imposing building. The youngest ones will be able to discover the village in a playful way following the play of track which will enable them to open the safe of the city. Then you will dive into the basements of the city to discover the caves of the Bosc dug by an underground river. Several gardens are also on the program of your visit: the garden of the tanneries, the medieval garden and the garden belvedere of the Temple.

Nature sports are also part of your stay. Hiking is the order of the day with many itineraries from Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. You will have the opportunity to discover the magnificent surrounding nature. But if you do not like walking, you may like to pedal. Again, you will find your happiness by going through the mountain bike trails which will lead you to the discovery of the local fauna and flora. If the horseback riding is your dada, you will also find something to satisfy your desires. You can also enjoy discovering or practicing high-sensation sports such as caving, canyoning, water trekking and much more. The park adventure will finally satisfy the appetite of adventure of the youngest to the oldest ones, launching in the course of tree climbing.

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Natural sites

Events and festivities

Every Sunday morning, the market of fresh products settles in the lanes of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. This is an opportunity for you to discover regional products in a friendly atmosphere.

Jardin Noble Val the last before Sunday of April then the first Sunday of October. You will find botanical curiosities from all over the world, ancient and forgotten varieties, gastronomic products, health care and products from the plant world, original local craftsmanship and quality... Each year a new theme is declined through conferences, events and workshops.

In mid-July, it's the lavender festival at Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. The program of the festivities, ball competition, theatrical animation and ball musette. Everything will be punctuated by a festive meal under the marquee.

But Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, it is also animations throughout the year with outings in canoe-kayak, walks in theme to the discovery of the medicinal plants, exhibitions, parties guinguettes, excursions in groups, workshops origami and many other things.

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Bridge Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Bridge Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
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Aveyron
Aveyron
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Roman House
Roman House
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Halles
Halles
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Aveyron
Aveyron
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Old streets
Old streets
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Old Town Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Old Town Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
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Bosc Cave
Bosc Cave
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Old Town Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Old Town Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
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Roman House
Roman House
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Paragliding from the rock of Anglars
Paragliding from the rock of Anglars
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Alley Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Alley Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Numerous outdoor activities: 600 climbing routes, possibility of canoeing, hiking and mountain biking trails, caving, paragliding and hang-gliding.

Many caves.

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