Is there anyone who hasn't heard of Millau and its very famous viaduct? Setting off for some camping in Millau means discovering a town with an exceptional cultural heritage and some exceptional natural locations. Listed as a "Ville d’Art et d’Histoire", the town of Millau is home to various monuments for you to come and discover during your camping holiday. The Pont Vieux, the Lavoir d’Ayrolle, the Tour Carrée des Rois d’Aragon and the Gallo-Roman archaeological location of Gaufresenque, a centre for the manufacture of ceramics in Sainte-Eulalie, which were once exported throughout the Roman Empire, are just some of the locations you'll enjoy visiting. And during these tours, you'll familiarise yourself with a town that is steeped in history and renowned for its ceramics from the Roman era, as well as having been a glove-making centre during the 20th century, and which today is a symbol of excellence with regard to technology, due to its famous viaduct.
In the area surrounding the town of Millau, there are two locations which you absolutely must visit: the Millau viaduct, of course, and the Abbey of Sylvanès, which is Cistercian in origin and which is nestled in an oasis of greenery, both of which are listed as Grands Sites Midi-Pyrénées. In addition, la Couvertoirade, la Cavalerie, Sainte Eulalie de Cernon, Saint Jean d’Alcas and le Viala du Pas de Jaux will see you walking in the footsteps of the Templiers du Larzac in these different towns and fortified villages.
When it comes to activities and leisure, the town of Millau has plenty on offer as well. Well-known for its sports, when you leave the campsite in Millau, you'll have all sorts of opportunity to enjoy various outdoor activities including mountain biking, paragliding, canoeing and kayaking, climbing, via ferrata and hang gliding. And when it comes to countryside, in the heart of the Parc Régional des Grands Causses, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie the Gorges du Tarn. Come and enjoy seeing the magnificent landscapes of this canyon, through which the Tarn flows between the Causse Méjean and the Causse de Sauveterre, and which is also a favourite location for all sorts of watersports including canoeing, canyoning and caving.
And finally, Millau is also the land of Roquefort cheese! So come and visit the village of Roquefort during your camping holiday, with its cellars in which the famous cheese matures.
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