Rendez-vous in Estaing

Rendez-vous in Estaing 12190 Estaing fr

This picturesque medieval city is located in northern Aveyron at the mouth of the Lot river and at the foot of the Aubrac mountains.

Classified as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages, Estaing (which has a population of 610) gained importance over the centuries through its rich heritage, notably the Gothic bridge on the Lot River and its beautiful wrought-iron cross, created by Henri Lesueur.

The bridge is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site of the Routes of Santiago Compostela in France, as it lies along the route traveled by pilgrims each year on their way to St. Jacques. 

Must-see sites

  • The imposing castle overlooking the Lot river.
    Classified as a Historic Monument in 1945 , it was built in the 13th century around a pentagonal dungeon. At the summit of the dungeon, you can find five turrets and a lantern shaped roof as well as a terrace offering impressive views over the Lot.
  • The church of Saint Fleuret, which dates back to the 15th century and houses the relics of the saint of the same name.
    Every first Sunday of July, Estaing celebrates the feast of its patron saint, former bishop of Clermont, who died in Estaing in the year 620. 
  • The centre- Estaing and the Lot valley benefit from a mild climate that has enabled Estaing to cultivate grapes.


The closest airport to Estaing is Rodez Airport (25 km) also worth considering are Beziers Airport (145 km), Montpellier Airport (146 km), or Toulouse Airport (149 km).


24, rue François d'Estaing
Tél : 05 65 44 03 22
Fax : 05 65 66 37 81

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