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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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  • Chapel of the Black Penitents Interesting

    Boulevard 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

    Avenue 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

  • Les Fleurines Hôtel et Appart'hôtel

    17 Boulevard Haute Guyenne F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    This stylish hotel is located in Villefranche de Rouergue, opposite the Pénitents Noirs Chapel. It offers rooms with a modern décor with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned guest room at Les Fleurines is soundproofed and has ..

  • 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..

  • Le Relais de Farrou

    Farrou F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Featuring a fitness room, a sauna and a spa bath, this 3-star hotel is near a wooded park with a tennis court. It is located in the Midi-Pyrénnées region. Guest rooms at Le Relais du Farrou are stylishly decorated with neutral colours and parquet fl..

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Restaurants Villefranche-de-Rouergue

  • Côté Saveurs Comfortable restaurant 

    5 rue 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.

  • Univers Quite comfortable restaurant 

    2 pl. de la République F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    Not far from the town centre and on the riverbank, this restaurant is always packed, and so it should be! Two Top Chef contestants, Quentin Bourdy and Noémie Honiat, share the work here. On the savoury side, he composes spontaneous and creative dishe..

  • Relais de Farrou Comfortable restaurant 

    F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue

    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..

  • 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.

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