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.
Tarn & Aveyron
The department of Aveyron has not always been known for its property appeal but it has recently become much more popular.
Rodez, the departmental capital of Aveyron, is an attractive city in a pleasant natural environment. Its historic centre is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Aveyron River.
GIFT’s Christmas fair is bigger and better than ever, with a wide range of beautiful cards, calendars and gifts, and delicious homemade treats. Have fun and help raise funds for charity!
Aligot is a fondue-like potato and cheese dish made by skilled men with vast wooden paddles and often served alongside local sausages or spit-roast veal, lamb or pork. Aligot transcends its simple ingredients and tastes best eaten outdoors in a crowded village square on a summer’s evening.
When we pack up and set out for a new life in France, full of eager anticipation, none of us expects to become ill. The medical culture is different, the language barrier becomes even harder, friends and family are far away. CSF can help.
Art runs through Albi just as the Tarn runs beneath its statuesque skyline. But Rodez, too, now has world-class credentials with its Musée Soulages. Justin Postlethwaite explores two Midi-Pyrénées cultural gems.
The Tarn now has its own cancer support group as part of CSF Sud de France, on hand to offer advice and support to anyone in the Anglophone community who is touched by cancer whether it is as a patient, friend, family or bereaved. All English speaking people are welcomed.
Use the new government website to find who sells the cheapest diesel and petrol in the Tarn & Aveyron. The government hopes that by displaying their prices, it will encourage retailers to be more competitive.
Luleen and Frederic Wanklyn have been living in the Tarn near a village called Lombers (between Albi and Castres) since 2005. They run a chambres d’hôtes for Wolsey Lodges. Luleen talks about the home she shares with paying guests.
Buying a property at auction has long been both an exciting and rewarding way of acquiring cheap real estate. Whether its a foreclosure, repossession or simply someone wanting to off load their property quickly for whatever reason.
If you are about to have a baby or just had one and wish to breastfeed, it can be helpful and reassuring to have breastfeeding support in English, especially when living in a new country. The Leche League has been helping mothers in France for more than 20 years. If you live in South West France, you may contact one of the English-speaking Leaders living in France.
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.
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.
List of towns and villages including postcodes in the Aveyron departement.
Yves Thuriès was born on 5th June 1938 in the small bakery of Lempaut (south of Tarn). At 14 years old, he completed his apprenticeship in the pâtisserie Benoît Barné in Castres and obtained his CAP diploma at the age of 17 in Toulouse.
All American citizens over 18 are eligible to vote except in certain special cases—such as U.S. citizens who have never lived in the United States (usually the adult children of U.S. citizens living abroad).
The Aveyron is the No.1 producer of meat in the south of France and is particularly renowned for the quality of it’s meat, the Label Rouge guarantees the superior quality. In the Aveyron, and especially in Segala, the veal farmers adhere to this label and look after their calves as well as on any other animal farm.
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.
Situated in the north of the Tarn departement, the Gaillac Appellation area covers 2.500 hectares spread over 73 communes, for an AOC production of over 165.000 hectolitres. The vineyard of Gaillac was one of the first growing centres in Gaul. Today, the appellation gathers around one hundred independent producers and 3 co-operative cellars.
Jean JaurèsJean Léon Jaurès—full name Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Léon Jaurès—(born at Castres (Tarn)September 3, 1859 – Died Paris July 31, 1914) was a French Socialist leader. He was one of the first social democrats: within the Section Française de l’Internationale Ouvrière (SFIO), he opposed Jules Guesde’s refusal of socialist participation in bourgeois governments…
The recipe for a perfect Audois cassoulet is a subject of much debate – some of it bordering on the fanatical! Gemma Driver takes her life in her hands by asking what all the fuss is about, and gives you her definitive recipe …