Have you visited Peyre? Since 1830 Peyre, in the Aveyron, has been part of the municipality of Comprégnac. This impressive village, lying on the banks of the Tarn, is set against a towering cliff-face cut with innumerable caves. Situated only 7 kilometres from Millau and in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, it enjoys a very special location! The village itself gives every impression of clinging to the sheer rocks of the Causse Rouge, rightly named for its red colour, a quite amazing sight. Hardly surprising then, given its beauty and originality, that it is today listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. In fact it’s the tenth village in the Aveyron to be awarded the title, which is remarkable in itself!
Did you know? How about 2 little stories to make your visit even more fun? We bet you don’t know what the name Peyre actually means. In fact, it’s the Occitan word for stone. Admittedly, being similar to the French word, “pierre”, you might have already guessed it. Something really incredible? Back in the 19th century, the skeleton of a mammoth and Palaeolithic furniture were discovered in a cave. You didn’t expect that, did you?
What to see and do? A host of activities await all the family during your campsite stay in Peyre. History buff? The Saint-Christophe de Peyre church is one that you absolutely must visit! Built into the cliff itself and fortified in the 9th century, its stained glass windows were restored in 2001 making this troglodyte church a surprising blend of both ancient and modern. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this unique village with a relaxing stroll through its picturesque alleyways. Discover its “calades”, the traditional name for its incredibly charming narrow streets, like giant staircases paved with stone. A bit of a foodie in search of quality produce? You’re going to love a trip to the Maison de la Truffe to discover all you ever wanted to know about the renowned truffle. In fact the most difficult part will be deciding what to explore first!
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