The 10 Best Things to Do in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Occitanie

Villefranche-de-Rouergue is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

1. Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur

Avenue Caylet, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Chartreuse Saint-Sauveur

This Carthusian monastery is set slightly apart from the city, on a slope once covered with vines. It is concealed and silent, just like the monks who once inhabited it. Funded by a bequest made by Vézian Valette, a wealthy Villefranche merchant, building work started in 1451, and was completed in 1459. During those eight years, four to five thousand stonecutters were working there at any given time, not to mention the local inhabitants! The work was overseen by two master-masons, Conrad Rogier and Jean Coupiac, and embellished by sculptors Pierre Viguié and André Sulpice. Hidden behind a rather forbidding exterior, the monastery itself is a feast of masterly 15th-century architecture. The small cloister is a marvel of Gothic art from the late 15th century, in sharp contrast to the large cloister, which is plain and severe, but nonetheless imposing. The chapel is lit by some beautiful stained-glass windows, and the choir stalls, carved by André Sulpice in a similar fashion to those of the Collegiate church, depict bizarre creatures and one or two bawdy scenes.

Reviewed By Lllamaheaven - Laval, FranceLaval, France

Interesting & beautiful historical site

Search this place out for a really interesting visit. The architecture is stunning and well worth the trip. Hidden behind the hospital in Villefranche de RouergueHello,Thank you very much for your positive comment ! I hope we will have the pleasure to wel

2. Chapelle des Penitents Noirs

Boulevard de Haute Guyenne, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Chapelle des Penitents Noirs

Monument ouvert d'avril a octobre (ferme en hiver). Monument classe, site incontournable dans la region, est un chef d’oeuvre de l’art Baroque du XVII et XVII siecle. Vous decouvrirez l’histoire de cette confrerie grace a un commentaire sonore qui evoque le contexte de la Contre Reforme et son mode de fonctionnement. De taille modeste, vous serez surpris par la sobriete exterieure du monument avec son double clocheton et son plan en forme de croix grecque. Le decor interieur de la chapelle, vous eblouira par la profusion de ses representations figuratives, son grand retable en bois sculpte, dore a la feuille, illustrant des scenes de la Passion du Christ. La voute, rehaussee de couleurs vives, fait reference au culte de la Croix. Venez decouvrir un tresor de l’art Baroque!

Reviewed By rosakins - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Beautiful

What a find, we visited here in September and was lucky enough to find it was the European Heritage day so evry place visited was free, however if you are in Villefranche this is well worth seeing for the decor. Don't be put off by the exterior, inside is

3. Collegiale Notre-Dame de Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Rue Notre-Dame, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Collegiale Notre-Dame de Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Reviewed By juliethetraveller123 - Greater Manchester, United KingdomGreater Manchester, United Kingdom

Massive Church dominates the square

Located within the ancient bastide on banks of River Aveyon and Alzou. Saturday morning small food market in the square provides atmosphere, and is surrounded by covered arcades with cafes. The apse of Notre Dame was built in 1260 with belfry porch 59m hi

4. Chapelle Notre-Dame de Treize-Pierres

Chemin de Treize Pierres, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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5 based on 3 reviews

Chapelle Notre-Dame de Treize-Pierres

Reviewed By Jacques B - Villefranche-de-Rouergue, FranceVillefranche-de-Rouergue, France

Magnifiques Fresques de N. GRESCHNY !

il faut sortir un peu de la ville en dessous l' ancienne rocade , à découvrir pour une journée du Patrimoine - avec un guide qui vous donne l' histoire et l' historique de ces magnifiques fresques - c'est à faire et à voir ...

5. Musee Municipal Urbain Cabrol

Place de la Fontaine, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Museums, Art Museums
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4 based on 6 reviews

Musee Municipal Urbain Cabrol

Reviewed By juliethetraveller123 - Greater Manchester, United KingdomGreater Manchester, United Kingdom

Ceramics by Miro, Braque and Artegas

We visited specially to see the temporary ceramic exhibition and was pleasantly surprised to see the permanent exhibition too with the old ceramics displayed within the roof structure of the beamed house.

6. Galerie Sepia

| 3 rue Urbain Cabrol, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Galerie Sepia

Reviewed By 5712B - FranceFrance

Belle galerie

Vaut le détour.Les Expositions sont de grandes qualités et demandent souvent tout de même une initiation.Endroit très plaisant et accueil chaleureux

7. Office de Tourisme de Villefranche de Rouergue

Promenade du Guiraudet, 12202 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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4 based on 11 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Villefranche de Rouergue

Office de Tourisme de Villefranche de Rouergue : accueil, renseignements, wifi gratuit, cartes, documentations,...

Reviewed By On_The_Road_Canuck - Kitchener, CanadaKitchener, Canada

Extremely Helpful and Friendly

What a pleasure it was to stop by the Tourism Office. The agent was extremely polite and friendly. She gave a number of good recommendations of things to see in the area. Hello, We are happy that the welcome at the Tourist Office of Villefranche was ok fo

8. Cosmozone

Place Louis Fontanges, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Fun & Games, Game & Entertainment Centers
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5 based on 8 reviews

Cosmozone

Play our Laser game, mini golf , 8pool or virtual reality. You can wait having a drink or a coffee with maybe a muffin or a cake ? You can also try our yogourt ice cream and milshakes...

Reviewed By Sabraoui R

Amazing

Dont miss it if you are in the town. Great place for all the family. Mini golf. Laser game. Billards. Virtual reality...Thank you for the comment

9. Villefranche Sports et Nature

Enter a destinationVillefranche-de-Rouergue, France
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Villefranche Sports et Nature

Reviewed By maccyj - staffordshirestaffordshire

Beautiful scenic town

Stopped here for a day whilst on our cruise. Lovely little place with beautiful buildings, shops and restaurants

10. Loreli

| Promenade du Guiraudet, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France Spas & Wellness, Hammams & Turkish Baths
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Ananoune - Toulouse, FranceToulouse, France

En matinee

Vraiment une bonne idée sur villefranche ... super bien le sauna et à côté le bain à bulles... rien à dire tout comme le massage... un moment d 1h30 de détente et plaisir... avec petit surprise... je le conseille vivement!

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