Carladez en Aveyron

-Fantasy Walk “De feu et de vent”-

Fantasy walks

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2.5 km
Positive Elevation: 90 m
Time: 1h00

On this walk you will see the famous sculpture of the iron dragon known as “Guardian of Fire.”

Families of the area very often pay “Blaise” – the dragon – a visit, for he is truly fantastic. The art of ironmaking was brought to a new life in Murols when villagers collected scrap, undid old farm equipment, reassembled, welded numerous iron parts. Thus, the footpath is filled with incredible sculptures. Very screwy.

Road markings

small iron dragons
– Departs from the town hall of the village.

Points of interest

  • Visits :
    – the village’s forge (contact Michel Donore : 06 68 19 88 28 )
    – a farm producing a rare spice, saffron (Contact Vanessa Rayrolles 06 41 56 52 02 )
  •  Fantasy walks: fire, wind, water, stone, magic forest… the elements of the Earth tell their stories as if they had a soul of their own when walking along these fantasy walks starting from the villages of Brommat, Lacroix-Barrez, Mur-de-Barrez, Murols, Taussac. For 10 years, the inhabitants of the Carladez village in northern Aveyron have been very creative and free which makes the fantasy walks and the footpaths very lively. They are free of charge and open year round.


Where to get advice and information?

At the Tourist Information Office
All the route guidelines are available in print at the Tourist Information Office, free of charge except the guidelines for foot walks..
12, Grand'Rue
12600 Mur-de-Barrez
Tél. : 05 65 66 10 16

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