What are our best campsites in Millau?
In the town of Millau, discover 4-star Campsite Millau Plage, a brilliant resort located north of the town on the banks of the Tarn river. Blending in very well with the natural setting of the region, the campsite allows you to enjoy many activities by the river. Millau Plage also features a children's club and a horse-riding centre. If you want to explore the city and the region by bike, you can rent bicycles at reception.
Holidaymakers can choose from a large number of accommodation options at Campsite Millau Plage, including mobile homes for 4 to 6 people with 2 or 3 bedrooms. In Aveyron, we also offer campsites in the towns of Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, Saint-Amans-des-Cots, Pont-de-Salars and Nant.
What to do during your camping holiday in Millau?
In addition to the famous Millau Viaduct, the city has a rich history dating back over 2000 years. The centre of Millau can be discovered quite easily on foot or by bike, and makes for a relaxing place to explore in France. At the tourist office, you can opt for a guided tour of the town for a greater understanding of this lovely destination.
During your visit to Millau, we recommend a stop at the Notre-Dame de l'Espinasse church, a building dating from the 12th century which would have once preserved part of Christ's crown of thorns. Millau is also famous for its belfry which also dates from the 12th century. The best thing is to climb to the top of the belfry to be able to enjoy the view of the Tarn and the viaduct.
Another worthwhile attraction to discover is the Museum of Millau and the Grands Causses, where you can learn more about the exceptional region that surrounds the town. The museum features a collection of palaeontology with many fossils, such as ammonites, nautiluses, belemnites, fish and ichthyosaurs. Linked to this museum you will find an old pottery production site dating from the Gallic era called the Graufesenque. Here you will find objects that belonged to the inhabitants of Condatomagos (formerly Millau) who settled along the Tarn.
When visiting Millau, you will also have the chance to see the Pont-Vieux which has been a historical monument since 1934. This bridge served as a mill but also as a toll on the Tarn.
Millau was also the national capital of the production of leather gloves in the 1930s, a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages and is closely linked to the production of Roquefort in the region because these two industries use the same animal for production... sheep.
If you travel a short distance from Millau, you will be able to visit the magnificent Gorges du Tarn which extend from the town of Le Rozier to Ispagnac in Lozère. These Gorges are located between the Causse Méjean and the Causse de Sauveterre, a provide the perfect place for hiking, kayaking and discovering many villages such as Hauterives, Saint-Chély, Sainte-Enimie, Prades, Castelbouc, Montbrun and Quézac.
Finally, Millau is the ideal starting point if you want to explore the Gulf of Lion more fully, particularly in the departments of Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales, as well as the Massif Central via Cantal, Haute -Loire and the Puy-de-Dome.