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Aveyron Facts

- Surface area:
- Elevation:
  144 m (472 ft.) to
   1,463 m (4799 ft.)
- Land use:
  Farming, 59%
   Forest, 30%
- Population:
  roughly 280,000
- Population density:
  Aveyron 31/km2
   France: 112/km2
- The highest density of
   paved roads in all of
  66,600 kms!!


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The Rouergue Lords' Route


In Aveyron, there are more than one hundred castles, but only half can be visited and only twenty three are part of the so-called Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue.

 The Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue — Rouergue is the old name for Aveyron, province then larger than the actual Aveyron— was established around historic sites, sometimes castles, of high cultural interest. It comprises twenty three sites, some privately owned, all signatories of a common charter promising reliable opening times, and a wealth of information.

The twenty three sites are the following and you'll certainly visit some with Véronique:





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Top photo banner: shot from the top of the Château de Peyrebrune, in 2011.