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About Aveyron

The Aveyron is a peaceful rural department in Southwestern France. It’s not a well known destination for visitors, but if you’re looking for a French countryside escape and you like cheese and wine, then this may be the perfect destination for you. The cheese is Roquefort, and Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is definitely one of the best places to stay in Aveyron if you like cheese. And if you’re looking for a base to see the region then one of the best places to stay in Aveyron is probably the main town, or prefecture, Rodez.

This region is a mix of high rocky plateaus and deep gorges. The rivers Aveyron, which gives the department its name, Lot, Tarn and Truyère have carved the landscape into interesting shapes, and you’ll often see pretty villages tucked in steep, quarry-like formations or into the hairpin bend of a river.

Some of these villages are postcard perfect, and hopping between them is one of the nicest ways to spend time in this region. Stopping every now and then to enjoy some food and an especially beautiful view. Some of the prettiest villages are Belcastel, Brousse-le-Chateâu, Romanesque Conques, medieval Estaing and La Couvertoirade.

Aveyron is also perfect for walkers.

Though not the best known region in France, the best places to stay in the Aveyron will still be busy during July and August. So if you want to be sure of a room, get organised and book well ahead.

For river views

  • The Hotel Herve Busset is a chic, ten room hotel on the river Dourdou. The decor is chic and contemporary, with designer furniture. Some of the rooms have beautiful valley views from their private balconies. Plus there’s a pool, stone terraces and a lovely garden. There’s also an excellent restaurant.

For Rodez

  • La Ferme de Bourran is a converted manor house right in the heart of Rodez. It offers seven contemporary rooms and four star comfort with loads of activities, from board games to badminton. There’s also a large garden and terrace. And the room service is gourmet.

For a romantic chateau stay

  • For something a bit more romantic, try the Château de Labro, a beautiful 17th Century château set in its own stunning parklands and vineyards. There’s a range of accommodation, from lovely bedrooms, an apartment for two and a treehouse with a chandelier. There’s also an enormous pool and spa facilities, and the food is French and very good.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Aveyron for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Aveyron, expand your search to include the nearby Lot or Dordogne, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Aveyron

  • Hotel Herve Busset 10 rooms from £112

    Conques, Aveyron

    A chic hotel by the river Dourdou. Contemporary rooms host designer furniture, views over the river, some with balconies and views. Excellent cuisine incorporating local flora. Outdoor pool, stone terraces, and pretty gardens. Grown up, tranquil, charming.

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy the chic pool area, designer rooms, excellent French cuisine, and miles of cycle routes to enjoy with a picnic
    Great walks  -  Along the route of Treasure of Sainte-Foy of Conques
    Local markets  -  In Marcillac every Thursday
    Sights nearby  -  Castle of Colombier
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  • La Ferme de Bourran 7 rooms from £95

    Rodez, Aveyron

    A Four Star manor house in the town centre of Rodez. Plenty of on site activities perfect for families; table tennis, board games, badminton. Contemporary chic rooms with lots of natural light, all the mod cons, and gourmet room service. Large garden, terrace, and pretty villages to discover.

    Sights nearby  -  Aveyron’s nicest villages Belcastel, Conques, Sauveterre de Rouergue.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Chateau de Labro 15 rooms from £96

    Onet-le-Château, Aveyron

    A beautiful 17th century chateau set in stunning parklands and vineyards. Lovely bedrooms, a treehouse with a chandelier, and an apartment for two, each extremely luxurious. Excellent French cuisine, an enormous swimming pool, and spa facilities. Very romantic, gourmet.

    Romantic Break  -  Stunning surroundings and grand architecture.
    Wine tasting  -  The chateau has its own working vineyard.
    Views  -  Lovely valley views.
    Sights nearby  -  Place d'Armes and Rodez Cathedral.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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