No need to go to the end of the world to go on vacation and feel out of place. Not far from the Gorges du Tarn is one of the jewels of French tourism: Millau. Rich in history and culture, this town in the Aveyron department continues to exert fascination and seduces with its specificities. Want to know more about the Millavian lands? Here is a quick overview of the peculiarities of Millau!
Millau: a charming town
Located at the confluence of the Dourbie and Tarn rivers, Millau is a French commune with 22,000 inhabitants and an area of ??168.23 km2. This ancient medieval village is overflowing with magnificent neighborhoods that must be visited, and which make it considerable assets. Viastels, Louga, Malhourtet and Aumières are particularly essential addresses for culture lovers.
A city of shopping
For those who like to shop window or take a walk with their credit card to renew their wardrobe, this Aveyron city is full of essential shopping spots. From the flea market to renowned department stores, fashionistas will certainly find what they are looking for. In addition, the majority of commercial brands have a e-commerce site to facilitate shopping and thus allow everyone to benefit multiple benefits of e-commerce.
Unmissable in France, Millavian gastronomy is an emblematic asset of the Tarn Valley. Roquefort (PDO cheese from the south of Aveyron), Fouasse (a brioche with dough flavored with orange blossom water) and tripous trenèls will certainly delight discerning gourmets. Dessert lovers, for their part, will find their happiness in the fouace, the spit cake or the flaune.
A city of leisure and entertainment
Whether for adults or children, there is no shortage of entertainment in Millau. Each family can find what it takes in the city's many leisure parks: those of Bouscaillous, Montpellier-le-Vieux or La Maladredie. Thrill seekers will also find what they are looking for in paragliding, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing or rafting. The town is also famous for being the scene of many cultural events, to name only concerts and festivals.
Unmissable monuments in Millau
In addition to its beautiful neighborhoods, Millau also boasts a myriad of monuments for tourists to discover. Impossible to go to this town without visiting the famous Millau Viaduct. One of the great sites of Midi-Pyrénées, this bridge linking Clermont-Ferrand, Béziers and Narbonne is an architectural marvel: 2,460 meters long and 270 meters high. The Graufesenque is also an unmissable address during a stay in the town. It is a Gallo-Roman archaeological site that was a center of ceramic production from the 1er century.
You will understand that Millau is a city of art and history that is sure to seduce its visitors. All you have to do is pack your bags, head to capital of skin and glove.