Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

In the heart of the Ségala region, 35 kilometres southwest of Rodez, this old royal "bastide" has retained its original layout that dates back to 1281. Visitors can still admire lovely half-timbered or Renaissance-style houses on the main square that is surrounded by forty-seven arcades, where craftsmen and shopkeepers sell their wares. The richly furnished Collegiate Church of Saint Christophe, the gate that bears the same name and the gate of La Mérette date from the 14C when the site was fortified.

+ d'infos : www.sauveterre-de-rouergue.fr

Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 65 72 02 52


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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Collegiate Church of Saint Christophe
  • "La Bastide au XVIe S", audiovisual show relating life in the bastide in the 16C
  • A guided tour of the village

Themes

  • Abbeys and churches : The 14C collegiate church of Saint-Christophe
  • Castles and ramparts : The gates of Saint-Christophe and La Mérette
  • Unusual sights : The square surrounded by 47 arcades

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