Here you are in Aveyron, on the land of the former county of Rouergue, crammed with castles straight out of a children's storybook of knights of old. See the castles of Belcastel, Séverac-le-Château, Montaigut, Brousse-le-Château, Calmont d'Olt and more… In its own way, each gives you an insight into a fascinating history stretching back to the 10th century. And you might just fall for the neo-Renaissance style of the Château du Bosc (19th century) where the artist Toulouse-Lautrec spent his summers as a child.
There's also plenty of culture and history on offer for those staying in Lot, the former province of Quercy.
At the gateway to the Dordogne Valley, you'll enjoy getting lost inside the imposing Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux (12th to 17th century) built entirely of red sandstone, and also in the elegant interiors of the Château de Montal (16th century)..
In the south of the département, in the Lot Valley, you can visit the lofty Château de Larroque-Toirac (12th to 15th century). Clinging to its cliff top, this château will leave a lasting impression on you. As will the elegant Château de Cénevières (13th to 16th century), owned by the Braquilanges family, which also performs a balancing act high above the River Lot.