Gorges of the Aveyron

Walking in France: Gorges of the Aveyron short walk
Gorges of the Aveyron short walk

An easy and varied three days of walking, part of a longer walk that we did in 2005.

For the first two days we followed the Aveyron river downstream, sometimes beside the water, sometimes high up in the forest. The towns of Villefrance-de-Rouergue, Najac and Lagépie each had their charms.

Then we went overland to the fortified hilltop bastide of Cordes.

Getting to Villefrance-de-Rouergue

Villefrance-de-Rouergue has a railway station so you can get there from almost anywhere in France .

Our route for this walk

Our route for this walk

Day 1: Villefrance-de-Rouergue to Najac

Day 2: Najac to Laguépie

Day 3: Laguépie to Cordes-sur-Ciel

This map shows accommodation icons for each night. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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