Plunge into the heart of the middle ages and discover Sévérac-le-Château. With is mediaeval town and majestic feudal castle you will go on a wonderful journey back in time.
During the summer season, the town comes to life with lots more discoveries and entertainment : its great son et lumière show – ‘Le Légende de Jean le Fol’, concerts, shows, artisans and traditional crafts, etc.
Discover the mediaeval town of Sévérac-le-Château perched high in the heart of the Aveyron department. The famous Butte de Sévérac that rises 817 metres above sea level is the site of an important feudal treasure: its imposing castle. Building on the mediaeval fortress started in the 10th century and each of its many owners thereafter built extensions. The Sévérac, Armagnac and Arpajon families each contributed to the beauty of this historic monument.
Each year, 40,000 visitors take advantage of the exceptional location of this magnificent heritage site to take in the breathtaking panoramic views. As you look out over the Grands Causses Natural Regional Park, you have unbelievable views of the Aveyron Valley. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk in the footsteps of lords and knights together with your family.
The southern façade of the castle, its ramparts, moats, drawbridges, its lookout towers and its two fortified gates that resisted the French Revolution enclose the town of Sévérac-le-Château. This is your opportunity to travel through the centuries as you walk along the cobbled streets with former mediaeval shops and half-timbered houses and discover the mysteries of this fascinating town. With its Place de la Fontaine, the Maison des Consuls, the Moulin de la Calsade, and lots more, you will be unable to resist the charms of this mediaeval town.