Location

The Château de Valon

The stunning Château de Valon rises up and dominates the Truyère Valley.

The Château de Valon

A distant view of the 12th-century Château de Valon and the River Truyère.

The Château de Valon

The Château de Valon on a misty morning.

The Château de Valon

The Château de Valon on a bright, sunny day.

The Château de Valon

Lavender grows abundantly in Valon in the summer months.

The Château de Valon

Local cattle grazing above the village of Valon.

The Château de Valon

A view of the Château de Valon and surrounding village and hills.

The Château de Valon

Valon from a distance in winter.

The Château de Valon

The Château de Valon at night.

The Area

Valon

 

The medieval village of Valon is located on the edge of the Carladez, North Aveyron in the Midi-Pyrénées region. Surrounded by sweet chestnut forest as far as the eye can see, the landscape is wild and beautiful.

 

The River Truyère lies below the village, creating dramatic gorges on their way down to join the River Lot at Entraygues-sur-Truyère 21 km away.

 

A 12th-century château sits in the centre of the village. The restored tower shows its former glory, whereas the grounds are in more of a ruined state. The rooftop offers panoramic views which are breathtaking and make it well worth the climb.

 

Both guided and unguided tours are available for 3€ and 5€ respectively.

 

There are also many walks starting in Valon, suitable for all abilities.

Leisure Lake
 
Valon is very close to a leisure lake where you can swim safely, hire boats, and sit and have a drink and a bite to eat in the café. In the summer, there is a lifeguard on duty and a child-friendly swimming area. This is located 15 minutes away in the village of Saint Gervais.
 
Aveyron

 

Aveyron is one of the largest departments of France and also amongst the least populated. Largely unspoilt, 10 villages classified as "Les plus beaux villages de France" can be found here - more than in any other French department!

 

The natural diversity of Aveyron makes it an ideal choice for those who love the great outdoors, offering gentle walks around its 500 castles and exhilarating white water rafting rides.  

 

Aveyron caters to everyone!

Distance to Valon

 

Aurillac

Calais

Clermont Ferrand

Lyon

Montpellier

Mur-de-Barrez

Paris

Rodez

Toulouse

43 km

860 km

160 km

360 km

241 km

576 km

12 km

81 km

225 km

Nearby Amenities

Lacroix-Barrez

 

Mur-de-Barrez

 

 

Montezic

 

Saint-Gervais

 

Entraygues-sur-Truyère

 

 

Conques

5 mins

 

15 mins

 

 

10 mins

 

15 mins

 

25 mins

 

 

60 mins

shops, bars, restaurants, tennis

 

shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, hotels, swimming pool, tennis, squash, tourist information centre, weekly market

 

bars, restaurants

 

leisure lake with lifeguard and café during the summer months

 

shops, supermarket, bars, restaurants, tourist information centre, hotels, tennis, weekly market

 

shops, supermarket, bars, restaurants, tourist information centre, hotels

Getting Here

The gîtes are situated after the château in the village of Valon. For those using a satnav/GPS navigation system, please search for "Vallon, Lacroix Barrez" in your navigation system to plan your route here.

 

For my gîte guests: please drive through the village (past the parking lot and the "do not enter" sign - don't worry, this sign is for non-residents only but guest of the gîte are ok). You will find both gîtes on the left-hand side of the road - the gate in front of the gîtes is marked with a sign saying "Gîte de Valon. Please park in the parking lot on your left, just past the gîtes. I will show you where to leave your car for the duration of your stay. Please call me if you have any questions!

CONTACT INFO:

Address: Valon, Lacroix-Barrez, Aveyron, 12600 France

Email: info@everything-valon.com

Telephone (France): +33 (0) 5 81 36 14 54

Mobile (France): +33 (0) 6 59 01 28 68

Copyright © Gîtes de Valon 2009-2015

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now
The Château de Valon

A view of the Château de Valon and surrounding village and hills.