Do you know La Couvertoirade? Since you've dared to push open the doors of the past, we can immerse you in the history of this village in the Aveyron! The mediaeval village of La Couvertoirade lies at the heart of the Causse du Larzac in the Grands Causses Regional Natural Park, so you'll be able to make the most of the wild, protected nature here. Listed as one of France's loveliest villages, this is a place that has been able to retain vestiges of its Templar and Hospitaller past, making it an amazing fortified location. You'll be nicely surprised to discover a village with a historic feel, with fortifications from the 15th century, stone-built houses, a church and a Knights Templar castle. No, you haven't stepped back to the last century, you've just jumped back in time for the day! Take some time to take it all in!
Did you know? The village of La Couvertoirade is home to France's only Knights Templar castle, from which it derives its historic monument status. Come and enjoy a tour: the vaulted hall in the keep, the Templar area, the tank known as the citerne des templiers etc. This really is a place you shouldn't miss!
What to see and do? We recommend a little tour to make sure you don't miss anything, but you could also opt for a guided tour. As you enter through the old fortified gate you'll find yourself immediately immersed in the atmosphere of the village. You'll see all sorts of little alleyways and small covered passages and houses dating back to the 15th century. You can then enjoy the wall walk, and when you reach the top, you'll have an amazing view over the surrounding nature from above the village. Your visit continues with the church built by the Templars and Hospitallers, which is a curious building. We'll leave you to discover its most unusual feature for yourself! As you come back down, stop off at the communal oven of the Templar village, try some local specialities and have a delicious time between tours! But that's not all: the little basin, the natural reservoir called the lavogne, the windmill and other features should also not be missed. And before you leave, stop off at a little local restaurant and round the whole trip off with a visit to the delightful little shops in the centre of the village.
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