The Aveyron is famous for the spectacular Millau viaduct - the highest road bridge in the world, Roquefort - the king of cheeses and the Laguiole knife. It has 10 of the official "Most Beautiful Villages" in France, more than any other department.
For lovers of history, there are over 20 medieval chateaux and fortresses to visit and stunning Templar strongholds. For children, there are animal parks and tree climbing adventures.
Not forgetting, the great food, wine and markets of the southwest.
The map shows some of the most interesting sites to visit nearby but for more details check out the Aveyron tourist sites on the right.