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 BELCASTEL
Vue générale du village de Belcastel

Area: 1,074 ha
Altitude: 450 meters
Population: 251 inhabitants
(2004 estimate: 242)
Mayor: Mr. Claude Cayla

Contact the town hall:
Tel. 05.65.64.52.25
Fax. 05.65.64.52.25
Tuesday from 14h to 17h Thursday 10h-12h and 14h to 17h


 
adresse Mairie - 12390 Belcastel
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maison traditionnelle à Belcastel

History

Belcastel is a village classified "one of the most beautiful villages in France".

This prestigious award, he owes it to its rich history but also to the will of François Pouillon, the famous architect, who in 1974 undertook the restoration of the castle Belcastel then falling into ruins. Ten years later, thanks to the patron, the ancient fortress of Saunhac again stood proudly above the Aveyron valley. François Pouillon died in 1986 is buried in the village cemetery. Since individuals have begun to turn the restoration of houses around the castle which gives a very beautiful architectural.

Unusual

The chairs of lords: six seats carved into the rock of Roquecante.

Anecdote

Nicole Fagegaltier, Conservator at Belcastel earned the title of champion of France desserts in 1986, before being crowned by the Champérard Guide in 1993 and Gault et Millau.

Wilderness

Aveyron valley. Site of the Grotto of the Roc d'Lourdou Anglards overcome or are still remnants of fortifications that date back perhaps the fifth century.

Tradition

Pilgrimage in May and August at Our Lady of Lourdou

Pont de Belcastel
église de Belcastel

Around on the town

Bread oven and well restored Lintez Roc Anglards

A visit to Belcastel

» Visite du Village de Belcastel " Visit of the Village of Belcastel
» Visite du château »Visit the castle

 

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