Five medieval villages in the “Vallée de Vère”
In the morning departure to Castelnau-de- Montmiral which was built in 1222. The picturesque Place de la Mairie is lined with houses with various facades, stone, timber, brick.
Then we head to Puycelsi planted on its rocky outcrop. You will have a unique view of the Gorges de l’Aveyron and the forest of Grésigne below!
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Perched at the top of a cliff, Bruniquel offers facades crafted in limestone, wild gardens, steep streets paved with pebbles, beautiful homes dated from the 15th, 16th, and 17th century.
In the afternoon we will walk to the medieval city of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. Founded in the 8th century around an old Benedictine abbey, it has a beautiful heritage, witnessed by it’s past as an important craft and commercial center.
In the morning, stroll in Saint Cirq Lapopie, you will dive directly into the medieval period, between houses dating from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Travel back in time ith this medieval atmosphere, with 13 historic Monuments of this classified village. All you have to do is go with the lanes and intimate gardens, looking up at the trilobed windows or entering the arcade shops set up in the same places as their ancestors boilermakers, skinners or wood turners.
Free time for lunch
In the begening of the afternoon we depart to Rocamadour that is located in the Dordogne Valley: The sacred city is clinging to the cliff in a superposition of houses and chapels. On the way to Santiago de Compostela, the Saint-Sauveur Basilica and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Crypt Saint-Amadour are open to visitors once they have climbed the 216 steps of the Pilgrims’ Stairs. . The miraculous chapel, one of the seven other chapels built in the hollow of the rock, houses its jewel, the Black Virgin venerated for over a millennium.
Back to Toulouse.