Located in the department of Lozere, in Occitania, La Canourgue is a small town full of beautiful places. Farms, chapels, towers, and many small villages are worth a visit when you have the opportunity to
Located in the department of Lozere, in Occitania, La Canourgue is a small town full of beautiful places. Farms, chapels, towers, and many small villages are worth a visit when you have the opportunity to spend your vacations in “the little Venice of Lozere”. Discover right now the places that you absolutely must visit in La Canourgue.
The farm of Calsade
This family farm raises dairy cattle and a herd of AUBRAC cattle. It is located 3 km from Séverac-le-Château, in Aveyron. If you love ducks, you should know that the farm offers various products in its canneries, such as cassoulet, pâté, foie gras, rillettes, and duck confits. In addition, it makes canned and cured pork products. Gourmandise is in the spotlight!
The Séguin farm
This place is not to be forgotten when you visit La Canourgue! Also located in Séverac-le-Château, the Séguin farm is specialized in breeding dairy sheep and lambs. The owner offers tourists a guided tour, an opportunity to discover the wonders of the place. Young and old can see the animals up close and personal. The curious will have the privilege of finding the various stages of the manufacture of the cheese of ewe. If you arrive between 4:30 and 6:00 pm, you can watch the milking of the sheep on horseback. Finally, end your visit with a tasting of farm products. The Séguin farm produces 4 kinds of cheese made from raw ewe’s milk, namely
– Pitchounet : soft cheese with a natural rind;
– Tomme des Grands Causses: uncooked pressed cheese with a natural rind;
– the Bleu de Séverac: blue-veined and with a natural rind;
– the Recuite des Grands Causses: made from raw ewe’s milk and whey;
The visit price is 4 euros for adults, 2 euros for children over 2 years old and free for children under 2 years old.
The Saint-Frézal chapel
Here is another beautiful place to discover: the famous Saint-Frézal chapel. Located 1 km from the heart of the village of Canourgue, this historical monument is one of the oldest in the Gévaudan. Inside the chapel is a white sandstone sarcophagus containing the remains of Saint-Frézal, a bishop of Gévaudan in 820. Tapestries of the Confrérie de la Pouteille et du Manouls decorate the walls. Unfortunately, the visit can only be made during religious ceremonies and concerts. However, it is possible to observe the interior through the gates.
The tower of Chanac
Built on the former castle of the bishops of Mende, the tower of Chanac was built towards the end of the 12th century. Square, high, with massive walls, primitive access to the second floor, a storeroom, and two loopholes, this tower is a keep. In short, the tower of Chanac is a relic of the medieval period that will delight archaeology lovers. The visit is free and accompanied.
The Gorges of the Tarn
Located on the edge of the Regional Natural Park of the Grands Causses, the Gorges du Tarn is a gigantic canyon sculpted by time. They are constituted by ruiniform rocks surmounted by sub-Mediterranean vegetation. The causse noir, the causse Méjean and the rivers seen from the top of the gorges will surely amaze your eyes. During your stay, don’t forget to take a tour of the cliffs to observe different species of vultures and plants such as orchids. Charming and picturesque villages in the heart of the Tarn Gorges are also worth visiting. You will find listed monuments, troglodyte hamlets, and hidden castles. If you like outdoor sports, you will be delighted because there are so many activities to practice on the spot: via Ferrata, speleology, bungee jumping, climbing, canoeing, paddle, and tubbing are waiting for you!