The region of Grands Causses is dotted with multiple treasures

 

(http://www.parc-grands-causses.fr )

 

 

The commune of Nant, on which depends the hamlet of Cantobre, extends on a surface of nearly 11 000 hectares. It will surprise you with its exceptional site on the banks of the river Dourbie, its old buildings in the town hall square and the magnificent market hall of the 18th century, its abbey of the XI and XII century and the many Romanesque churches of the surrounding hamlets, its XIVth century bridge century. But Nant also hides secrets, such as the network of canals built by Benedictine monks and the karstic spring of Durzon

Nant, view from the communal garden les Vernèdes
Nant, view from the communal garden les Vernèdes

 

For more information on the town of Nant and the beauties of its surroundings:

 

http://www.nant.fr/

 

and the website of the tourist office

http://www.ot-nant.fr/

In and around Nant (10 km) you will always find something to eat:

  • local producers of sheep cheese (La Cavalerie, Montredon)
  • bread baked on a wood fire (http://nant.free.fr/foissac.htm)
  • homemade chocolate and pastries (Nant, http://www.patisserieauger.fr.st/),
  • homemade pâté (Nant, St Jean du Bruel),
  • pastis (Homs, http://www.pastis-des-homs.fr/).

Talented craftsmen offer you their creations: potters, dressmakers, glovers in Millau

 

The Municipality of Nant organizes many events: guided tours (including Cantobre every Wednesday morning during the summer), themed hikes, exhibitions, markets, concerts, courses .... All information is on the "events page" of the Tourist Office website:

http://www.ot-nant.fr/WD160AWP/WD160Awp.exe/CTX_1440-22-CqXtDINuZV-D444D82A/Page_Commerces/SYNC_-1857616000

  

For athletes, fishing in the Dourbie, climbing right in front of Cantobre

(http://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/diffusio/fr/bouger/escalade-speleo/nant/falaise-d-escalade_TFO089812097148.php), riding, swimming and tennis in Nant, canoeing and paragliding in Millau, but also the ballads along the rivers and climbs up to the plateaus of the causses of Larzac, Begon .... and tens of kilometers to bike on the small roads.

 

Above all, do not miss the Hospitallers trail, end of October / beginning of November, with its last stop in Cantobre

http://www.festival-des-hospitaliers.com/fr/inscription-au-festival-des-hospitaliers.html

 

The suspended Millau bridge
The suspended Millau bridge

Within a radius of 30 km, you can admire the Roman city of Millau, former capital of the sheep skin and the glove leather making, recently made famous for its magnificent suspension bridge.

For lovers of nature, the region is rich in gorges, springs, avens and caves, typical of limestone landscapes. The chaos of Montpellier le Vieux, a few kilometers from Millau, along the Dourbie valley is a magnificent example of erosion. You can also go underground to the pink cave of Dargilan and Aven Armand. The Templar cities of Larzac, Couvertoirade, St Jean d'Alcas, Sainte Eulalie du Cernon will allow you to go back in time.

La Couvertoirade, most famous Templar city on the Larzac Causse