Belcastel, Aveyron Landmarks - France

Belcastel, Aveyron Landmarks – France

Belcastel France
Belcastel France

Belcastel village, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France (Plus Beaux Villages de France), is located about 20 kilometers west of Rodez in the northwest of the Aveyron department. Belcastel is a very pretty village nestled on wooded slopes along the banks of the Aveyron River, with an 11th century castle dominating the village on a cliff. Although small, Belcastel is truly one of the most beautiful villages in France and definitely worth a visit.

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Belcastel France

History of Belcastel

The history of Belcastel’s revival is interesting. During the 1970s, the castle was purchased and carefully restored. This then prompted others in Belcastel to rebuild, mainly during the 1980s. This may partly explain Belcastel’s “perfection”, although it avoids the “overly perfect” appearance of some of the ” prettiest villages .”

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Belcastel France

Attractions of Belcastel:

  • Château de Belcastel is a medieval castle of Belcastel, France.
  • Bridge over the Aveyron, France.
  • 15th century church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. The church contains classified historical monuments:
  • Tomb of Alzias de Saunhak.
  • 15th Century Statue Set:
  • Madonna and Child.
  • Saint Mary Magdalene.
  • Saint Christopher.
  • Lieu-dit du Lourdou and his Way of the Cross, located near the city.