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Lying on the border of the Rouergue and Quercy districts, the old bastide town of Villefranche was built in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse. It is a picturesque spot, sited among verdant hills at the confluence of the River Aveyron and the River Alzou. On its main square is the 13C-15C Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame. Its chequer town plan and stone houses reflect its rich medieval past as a stop on the Compostela pilgrim trail.

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Tourist attractions Villefranche-de-Rouergue : Things to see and do

  • Chapel of the Black Penitents Interesting

    bd de Haute-Guyenne F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    This chapel was built during the 17C as an oratory for the Black Penitents, a confraternity dedicated to helping the poor and sick and burying the dead. Its remarkable painted ceiling depicts religious scenes. At the centre is the cross as it appeare..

  • Charterhouse of St Sauveur Interesting

    av. Caylet F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Established in 1451, this charterhouse was built over eight years in a pure Flamboyant Gothic style. Secularised in the Revolution, it became a hospital in 1791. Don't miss the great cloister, one of France's largest, and the little cloister, a maste..

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Hotels Villefranche-de-Rouergue

  • Hôtel balladins Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Avenue De Toulouse F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Set in the Aveyron department, this Hôtel balladins Villefranche-de-Rouergue provides air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access. It also has a swimming pool, a sauna and a hot tub. Guests can choose from standard rooms and duplex rooms, all equip..

  • LOGIS Hôtel les Fleurines

    17, bd Haute Guyenne. F - 12200 VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE

    Hotel Les Fleurines has now re-opened after extensive renovation work, the object of which was to bring more light into this 18th century building and to bring a more modern feel. The result is a contemporary, comfortable, environment friendly, high-..

  • LOGIS Hôtel le Relais de Farrou

    Route Haute de Farrou. F - 12200 VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE

    This former posthouse will provide you with a gastronomic halt on your journey. You will find a warm welcome, verdant surroundings and grounds bordered by a river - numerous activities are on offer: swimming pool, tennis, mini-golf, mountain biking. ..

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Restaurants Villefranche-de-Rouergue

  • L'Épicurien Comfortable restaurant 

    8 bis avenue Raymond St-Gilles F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Warm atmosphere in this former hardware shop with a terrace which is very pleasant in the evening. Tasty cuisine, based on fish and local produce.

  • L'Assiette Gourmande Quite comfortable restaurant 

    place A. Lescure F - 12200 Villefranche de Rouergue

    In the heart of the historic town, this 13C country house is ideal to tuck into grilled meats and tasty regional dishes.

  • Relais de Farrou Comfortable restaurant 


    This building has quite a history, it was formerly a coaching inn but now only food lovers come here to be fed and watered! Grilled half-lobster with truffled creamed potatoes, Aveyron veal à l'aligot and aubergine caviar. You will delight in the tas..

  • Côté Saveurs Comfortable restaurant 

    5 r. Belle Isle F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    This typical, contemporary-style restaurant has a cosy atmosphere with exposed stonework and pop art decor. The colourful cuisine is fresh and full of flavour with an emphasis on specialities from the Aveyron.

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