22 Properties for sale in Aveyron, Occitanie (formerly Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon), France
Rural Aveyron, currently one of the eight departments of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is a delightful area full of bastide towns and quaint villages – a number of which belong to Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. The pilgrimage route of St-Jacques de Compostelle passes through the department and brings many walkers to the area who can also enjoy the rich gastronomic heritage.
CAPITAL: RODEZ - In the heart of the department, Rodez is a small but very pretty city with a towering Gothic cathedral dominating the old town. Founded in the 5th century BC by the Celts, Rodez has attracted much attention since the opening of the Soulages museum in May 2014. The museum is dedicated to the artist Pierre Soulages, known as ‘the painter of black' due to his extensive use of the colour in his work, who was born in Rodez.
Average property prices
Aveyron department: €96 300
Source: Notaires de France
Access from UK
By air: London Stansted to Rodez or Toulouse
By train: Eurostar to Paris and TGV to Montauban then regional services
By road: Rodez is 947km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Millau): 6.8°C/15.1°C
Average annual rainfall: 731.6mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 2,157.6
Aveyron is home to no less than 10 Plus Beaux Villages, including Najac, Sauveterrede-Rouergue and Conques. The latter is an important stopping point on the St-Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage route and is famous for the Ste-Foy statue. The other must-see in Aveyron is the Millau Viaduct, the world's tallest bridge soaring to 343m over the River Tarn.