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Najac

Le Château de Najac built in the mid thirteenth century is the work of Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of St. Louis. Listed building this castle was part of a network of royal castles in the valley of the Aveyron.

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Cordes sur Ciel

Cordes sur Ciel fascinates all who discover it because it is primarily a vision: a city amount to assault the sky. It's a history book and an album of art where the memory of men remained alive, written in stone since its creation in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse.
Its exceptional, remarkable architectural heritage make it one of the most significant medieval towns of France. It is now classified Midi-Pyrenees Great Sites! Their surroundings, a rare authenticity, has attract and retain artists and artisans who find their inspiration here.

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Albi

Unique ... by its color, its strength and harmony. The episcopal city is structured around the cathedral and the episcopal palace of Berbie, fortresses erected in the thirteenth century. A remarkably preserved buildings, a single representation in Europe of this type of urban development from the Middle Ages to the modern and contemporary.

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Villefranche de Rouergue

 Bastide royale, Villefranche de Rouergue was founded in 1252 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse. Today sub-prefecture of the department of Aveyron, it has 13,000 inhabitants. Crossed by the river Aveyron, it is installed on the fault line to 250 meters between the Segala and the Causse de Villeneuve.
The city has preserved the originality of its medieval town plan, a grid plan centered around the central square, the Place Notre Dame. True heart of the bastide is surrounded by arcades surmounted by flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance houses. And open every Thursday morning te market, punctuated by the Oc language, so dear to our region!