Sainte Eulalie d’Olt
This medieval village alongside the River Lot has many attractions including an 11th century church, 15th century castle, a Renaissance mansion and a water wheel. Enjoy a stroll through its narrow, winding streets beautifully bedecked with flowers. The village has been an art centre for some time. Visitors can enjoy meeting local artists and craftspeople, some of whom have recently moved to the village, attracted by its typical architecture and « Saint Eulalie d’Art » a project run by the local council.
Sauveterre de Rouergue
Situated between Rodez and Albi, this royal bastide village, which was founded in 1281, has remarkable historic buildings and has become a heritage symbol of the region. Arts and crafts are well represented here and cutlery making in particular. In addition, the leafy Plateau du Lézert, criss-crossed by rivers and streams, is a haven of peace and tranquility for people wanting to ‘get away from it all’…
A Gites de France customer says : I love the old buildings and legends because they take you on an enchanting journey back in time. I visited the mysterious Château de Belcastel, which overlooks one of the « Loveliest Villages in France » and the River Aveyron. The troubled history of this medieval castle is the source of many legends and unusual tales which are still talked about today.
Isabelle, the castle guide, knows all its secrets which she shares with visitors during the tour :
1. The tragic, turbulent history of Château de Belcastel
2. Two skeletons were found in the chapel
3. The prison is haunted by the ghosts of victims of mercenaries
4. The legend of the Dame Blanche (White Lady)
5. It is said that the castle is the site of hidden treasure
6. Other unusual, mysterious tales"