Aveyron is a French department situated in the Midi-Pyrénnées region just south of the Massif Central. Its inhabitants are called Aveyronnais.
The department is most famous for its blue Roquefort cheese – produced in the …Roquefort village – and the viaduct of Millau.
But there is so much more to it.
To begin with, Aveyron – named after the Aveyron River that crosses it – shares with Dordogne the first rank as the department with the highest number of villages that belong to the network “Plus Beaux Villages de France”: Averyon and Dordogne have each 10 villages members of this prestigious organization.
The department also features 2 UNESCO World Heritage listed sites: the famous Conques Cathedral and the Causses and the Cévennes, a 300,000 ha area (that extends also in the neighboring departments of Aveyron, Gard , Hérault, Lozère), listed as a Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscape.
Each year in the middle of March, for an entire weekend, the “Aveyronnais” of Toulouse Association organizes on the Capitole Square of the Pink City the Traditional Market of Aveyron.
This year was no exception and between March 14 and 16 more then 60 traditional Averyon gastronomic stands took their place on the central square of Toulouse. They included the cheese stands featuring the traditional “tome Aligot” – that mixed with mashed potatoes and sour cream gives the dish named …Aligot – , delicatessen, regional wines and the unmistakable “gâteau à la broche” – roasted cake – booths.
Hi, I am Carla. I am living and working in the beautiful city of Toulouse, France.
I like history, travel and... the southwest of France and try to share through this blog information about events that might be of interest to the travelers to this part of the world!