The town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is located in Aveyron and its 13,000 residents benefit from its mild climate. This area is an ideal destination for anyone who likes to travel.
The architecture mirrors the long history of the town. Founded in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers, holiday-makers can walk through eight hundred years of heritage and sights. Strolling through the maze of medieval alleys, will bring visitors out into the central square. A square filled with the history of religious and public festivals which have taken place throughout the years. Villefranche is the starting point for the circuit of the Bastides of Aveyron.
Walkers can begin by discovering Place Notre-Dame with its imposing bell tower which dominates the nearby streets. If visitors want to climb 163 steps to the top of the Collegiate Church, they will be rewarded with an exceptional panorama of the city.
A visit to Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur is a must to admire one of the greatest cloisters in France. The Baroque Chapel of the Black Penitents is worth the detour. Tourists can admire the magnificent multicoloured wooden vault and marvel at the gold-leaf-covered altarpiece. Finally, every Thursday morning, the local market opens on the central square, where visitors can enjoy a lively atmosphere and taste the local produce.
Book a hotel in Villefranche-de-Rouergue and take a trip back in time!