Distance: 1 km
In Mur-de-Barrez, spending a moment on Place de Monaco is a must in Northern Aveyron but the very best is to go on a walk with family or friends to stroll down the old streets. Children will enjoy the medieval city, hunting for knights, lifting their eyes to see thick slate roofs and nice heritage facades. Every season brings something new and surprising in Mur-de-Barrez!
From the famous gate of the old walled city – Tour de Monaco – follow Grand’Rue, walk down the many streets and alleyways but keep your eyes open on the nice houses. Elevation is limited except for a short climb to get to the castle’s esplanade but the reward will be a 360° panoramic view of Mur-de-Barrez “with a bird’s eye”, Auvergne Volcanoes, Aubrac …
Arrows “knight letter drawings”
–Depart from Tour de Monaco
Points of interest
- the deputy house, Fualdès House, Saint Thomas of Canterbury Church and its keystone recumbent sculpture, Sainte Claire Monastery and the northern gate of the walled city (Berque), the Jardin de Marie, the Parc de la Corette.
- treasure hunts and orienteering
- history houses www.lesmaisonsdelhistoire.com
- 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 visitor centre
All the route guidelines are available in print at the visitor centre, free of charge except the guidelines for foot walks..
Tél. : 05 65 66 10 16
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