Location
 

  • Entraygues sur Truyere is located in the beautiful department of Aveyron where the rivers Lot and Truyere meet. It is a bourg ( halfway between a village and town) and well served with all the shops you could possibly need for a holiday here. Here in days gone by barges carried wine, cheese and flour from the region along the river Lot as far as Bordeaux.  Wine is still made in the vicinity and the local one is called Entraygues le Fel, you are able to visit the local vinyard and have tastings. 

  • La Porte Valette, the large gate that opens into the courtyard, was used in the sixteenth century by horseman and pedestrians and is one of two historic monuments in Entraygues with the gate into the courtyard being classifed as historic by the Valette family who lived in the house for six generations. The other is the 13th century bridge that crosses the River Truyere as you enter from the direction of Montsalvy in the Cantal department.

  • During the summer months of July and August there is a lot going on in Entraygues, with different markets, three times a week and live music twice a week at either end of the main street, and with a choice of cafes and bars to sit back and relax in while soaking up the atmosphere and watching the entertainment. There are fete's and fairs throughout the summer in and around Entraygues. With celebrations on Bastille day on 14th July and at the end of the season there is the carnival lasting over two days that culminates in a wonderful firework display on the old bridge.

  • Sports that can be participated include hiking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, fly and coarse fishing - Norman is a keen fly fisherman so if you need any tips or would like to learn then please just ask as he woud enjoy taking you out. Kayaking, swimming, horse riding, golf, hang gliding and in the winter months skiing, snowboarding  and snow-shoeing are just 50 minutes drive away or you could of course just stroll along the river bank and relax at the many picnic areas enjoying a baguette, cheese and wine of the area. We are also not far from the St Jacques de Compostelle walk and can easily pick people up from the route and drop them back there the following morning, for an addtional cost. We have a small enterprise in the village where you can hire out bikes and trailers and also try out their fun scooters. They can direct you to routes or you can go on one of their tours. Please look at their website www.pitouym@yahoo.com. There is also a website for the canoeing or kayaking that give details of all their tarifs and this is found at www.asvolt.com

 

  • Places of interest to visit include the beautiful historic towns of Conques - a well preserved 9th century village about 40 minutes drive away - well worth a visit, Estaing - one of the Beautiful Villages of France - Aveyron boasts six of these, Figeac and the seventeenth century Chateau de Conros. For the children there is Micropolis, Escoubiac Land, Les Jardin de Betes, Vallee des Daims, Chateau de Colombier and Gorges de la Jordanne - a wonderful 2.5 hour walk with a breathtaking waterfall at the end of the walk. Puy Mary is wonderful for walkers, la Salle de Source has a superb waterfall, Laguoile is famous for the making of knives and cutlery, Poterie de Don is a very modern pottery and art studio where they give classes throughout the summer months. The Millau Viaduct is about an hour and a half drive away and well worth the drive for the wow factor, the town of Millau is also famous for leather gloves and bags. Roquefort Caves for the cheese is a bit further on from Millau and of course Rodez the capital of Aveyron with its old town full of little alleyways and numerous shops is but an hours drive away along the Lot valley and through some very pretty towns.

  • Flights are possible into Rodez airport, at the moment Ryanair is flying in on Saturdays and Tuesdays commencing 4th June 2016 until the end of August but the flights are all from Dublin.  There are flights into Dublin from all of the main airports in England. Eastern Airways are also flying directly to Rodez from Southampton commencing the 05 June until the end of August on Mondays and Fridays. (Rodez is 50 minutes away by car and there are car hire facilities at the airport or we can arrange for you to be collected if you cannot or do not want to drive, for an addtional price).  Air France fly into Rodez all year around. Entraygues can also be reached by train into either Rodez or Aurillac, by road Entraygues is on the A920 picked up off the motorway N75 and is about two and three quarters of an hour drive from Clermont Ferrand.

 


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