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Compeyre: Visit the village

Sep 19, 2022 | History and heritage

Compeyre Village visit

History & Heritage

I have already presented part of thehistory of the village of Compeyre. If its history starts from the Gallo-Roman period, the remaining remains date from the Middle Ages.

In the sandstone of the calades, cobbled streets, you will be able to see old fortifications, a restored castle, the vault of an old church, an oven and a communal well. On the square, facing the fountain, grain measures in excellent condition take place. These measures allowed residents to pay their rent but also individuals to carry out transactions during the markets.

A digital ballad of the village is available via the free mobile application "Balades Grands Causses".


The Gorges du Tarn and the Millavoise region are well known for their large play areas and outdoor sports. Paragliding, hang gliding, canyoning, kayaking, climbing, trail running, bungee jumping, hiking ...

Sporting highlights: Templar race, viaduct race, pétanque world championship, cardabelle race, Natural Games...

With the children

If you are traveling with children, they will not be left out. Many educational and fun activities have been adapted and designed for all ages. The more adventurous will appreciate thetree climbing where the via ferrata. The visit of caves of Aven Armant, Bramabiau or Dargilan will leave room for their imagination just like the chaos of Montpellier the Old. THE reptilarium of Sainte Eulalie de Cernon and Micropolis will delight budding scientists while others will travel through time to relive a Templar epic at The Couvertoirade.


A must for gourmets, the south of Aveyron offers great tasting products: wine At Roquefort, passing through thealigot which can be tasted during the farmers' market and as a dessert a spit cake or some cherries of the Tarn valley.

The territory being concerned about its land, organic farming holds a large place there, both through market farming and livestock farming.


History and heritage

Impossible to quote here all the heritage to see. You will find at the entrance of the house a wide range of prospectuses.

THE millau museum traces the history of the city, from pottery to glove making. A temporary exhibition enhances the visit.

The website of the graufesenque is a Gallo-Roman archaeological site dating from the first 2 centuries AD Millau then exported its ceramics throughout the Roman Empire. Animations often take place in the summer.

A much more recent work, Millau Viaduct, built in 2004, connects the Causse Rouge and the Causse du Larzac - 2460m long and 343m at its highest point.

Templar cities like the Couvertoirade immerse you in medieval times.

Art is also highlighted by the work of many craftsmen who work with different materials: turned wood, sculpted, ceramic, leather... Crafts are widely represented.




By unusual I mean what you won't see everywhere! Of village troglodyte via a small-scale excursion boat on the Tarn or even the city of stone, a rock maze, created and sculpted by the wind. Part of the old Larzac railway lines have also been rehabilitated in bike-rail.






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compeyre: perched village

La Maison du Vigneron is located in the heart of the village of Compeyre, a former small royal city known at the time for its strategic position and its many vineyards.

Today, Compeyre is characterized by its stepped gardens and its old stone houses.

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