Rodez, the departmental capital, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River. It has a population of just under 24,000 inhabitants.
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Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, Sauveterre de Rouergue was once the capital of Ségala and is nowadays one of the most intact of the fortified towns of the south-west.
The eastern half of the Aveyron has been neglected. But the opening of the Sir Norman Foster-designed Millau Viaduct last year increased interest in eastern and southern Aveyron, and a boom in the property market could soon follow.
North of the Aveyron, the Carladez and the Truyere Valley is the most secret part of the department.
This area boasts many chateaux, bastide towns, abbeys, gorges and valleys.
List of towns and villages including postcodes in the Aveyron departement.
The department of Aveyron, department 12, has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular. Aveyron is one of the cheapest parts of France and, unlike many areas, there are still many properties to be renovated. The communication links are improving with Rodez served by Ryanair and with the A75 and the Millau viaduct. Aveyron is “La France Profonde”, but because of the wide-ranging outdoor activities is becoming very popular with younger types.
Whether it is for buying a house, setting up business, writing a will, or settling a dispute with a neighbour, you will need the services of a good notaire. Check out our English-speaking Notaires in Aveyron here.